Let’s face it – even with all of the time we’ve been spending at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard to tackle downsizing. We hold on to things that become baggage – physical items, unhelpful emotional connections, and negative memories.
Like the song goes in Frozen, “Let it go!” How can you tackle what seems to be an insurmountable, huge project?
Break it down to smaller parts – a drawer, a cabinet, a closet. Achieving clearance of a small space can lead to a sense of achievement and encouragement. Then you can tackle the next small space.
The worldwide virtual death discussion festival, Reimagine: Life, Love & Loss, is going on now through September 1, 2020. Its calendar of events includes a wide range of activities and discussions. A Good Goodbye is collaborating with event hosts around the world to co-create this much-needed exploration of death-related topics. Events focus on embracing life, facing death, and loving fully, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of this festival, I presented Kicking the Bucket List: What You Need to Do Before You Die. This talk focused on practical ways to downsize excess goods without being overwhelmed by the job, what you need to know to organize your information for your executor, and how to plan for end-of-life issues.
The presentation was recorded, and you can watch it on YouTube through this link:
Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®, is a pioneering death educator. She uses humor, funny film clips, and outside-the-box activities to teach about planning ahead for end-of-life. She authored three books on end-of-life issues and coordinates the Before I Die New Mexico Festival. She’s also a Certified Funeral Celebrant and was recognized by Albuquerque Business First with their 2019 Women of Influence Award. Download a free 50-point Executor’s Checklist from her website, www.AGoodGoodbye.com.
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