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Life's Big Questions

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Life's Big Questions

Life is filled with important questions that are better addressed sooner rather than later. Learn how you can start the discussion with loved ones now.


Life’s big questions: Hatch a plan!

How well do you know your family? Here’s an easy way to talk with those who matter most!

Start here:

  • Whats the happiest moment of your life?
  • What tough experiences taught you the most?
  • Do you have a will? Who is the executor?

"If you were going to die soon & had only one phone call you could make, who would you call & what would you say? Why are you waiting?" – Stephen Levine

  • What are you most proud of?
  • Who influenced your life the most?
  • Do you have a living will?
  • What are your wishes if you were unable to live unassisted?
  • Is there anything you regret not having asked your parents?
  • Where do you keep all your important papers?
  • Are you comfortable writing a summary of your accounts, insurance policies, investments, etc.?
  • In what ways do you think I’m like you and not like you?
  • How do you feel about nursing home and hospice care?
  • How do you want to be cared for at the end of your life?

"If you don’t recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories & tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families." - Madeleine Engle

  • Is there anything you have always wanted to tell me but never have?
  • What would you like your funeral to be like?
    • Any religious traditions?

"The great gift of life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you." – Kendall Hailey

If you made it all the way… YOU WIN!


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