Most Americans agree that memorialization is an important part of the healing process following the loss of a loved one. Yet very few Americans actually go about making end-of-life arrangements for themselves, or talking about it with their friends and family.
If we recognize the importance of memorialization, why do we continue to put it off? When we avoid talking about our end-of-life wishes, we lose the ability to capture a life story and to write that final chapter. And we ultimately deny our loved ones the opportunity of a unique healing experience.
By taking the time to have the conversation with a loved one, you ensure they will be honored and remembered in a way they would have wanted.