Peace can be attained in all aspects of your life: physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. Hospice nurse and death doula, Suzanne O'Brien offers tips on how prepare for end-of-life issues while you are in control.
This is an overview of her Peace of Mind Community Training. For more information, go to Doulagivers.com.
Physical Peace of Mind
Who do you trust?
Identify the person who would be available to help you manage the day-to-day aspects of living (grooming, dressing, eating, etc.), should you need help as you age.
Assign someone you trust to handle your burial arrangements and final disposition.
Mental Peace of Mind
Are you fulfilled?
What are your fears about death?
Have the curiosity and courage to delve deep into your heart to find acceptance of the inevitable.
Are you living your truth?
Explore and consciously live your dreams. You have talents and skills you have not yet discovered. Become an active learner. Creativity has no age limit.
Share your passion with others. Live and share your gift with love and enthusiasm. The world needs you. We need each other.
Emotional Peace of Mind
Have you forgiven yourself and others?
Consider the cost of not forgiving. There is a physical burden that comes with the trauma of unforgiveness. No ill will should be given the power to rob you of the peace of mind you deserve. Forgiveness is not for the offender. It is for you.
If you are the offender, forgiveness becomes an even greater treasure in your life, as well as at the end of life.
Financial Peace of Mind
Have you designated pre-arrangement, end-of-life funds?
Living wills, health proxies (advance directives), wills and trusts create a roadmap for loved ones to follow, so that your final requests are met according to your wants and needs.
Spiritual Peace of Mind
Have you embraced the idea of immortality?
Identify your contribution to the world. Consciously direct your Divine Light and Energy to those around you in order to to create and enjoy an honest, mystical connection.