Today’s Healthy Habit may not seem like a healthy habit to some but as someone who deals with people’s health and wellness on a daily basis our topic is truly a healthy habit. The topic is getting your affairs in order no matter what age you are. If you have dependents, meaning someone that depends on you or your income, you need to get your financial affairs in order.

One thing you can count on is if you are reading this article you will pass from this earth one day, in other words death will happen at some time in your life. There isn’t a plan b. With that said doesn’t it make sense that final arrangements become a conversation that should be as natural as planning a vacation. As well doesn’t it make sense that the conversation takes place when there isn’t an emotional attachment at the time, like a critical illness or advancement in age?

So what are some of the things that need to be put in place?

1) Will, power of attorney and living will. Are an absolute necessity.

2) Does your executor or executrix have a copy of the above? If not they need one. If you are in an accident and the executor/trix cannot produce a copy of your living will, your wishes will not be known and the doctor has to follow a certain protocol, legally, and it might not match your wishes.

3) Do you have a list of where your assets are? Bank accounts, investments, insurance policies, passwords for computer etc.

4) What are your wishes? Do you want to be buried, cremated, traditional funeral service or a celebration of life?

5) Have you considered where you want your final resting place on earth? Is there a certain cemetery that you want to be laid to rest in regardless if you are cremated or buried? Have you purchased the “property”? Do you want an upright or flat stone?

If you don’t make these decisions or at least talk about all of the above with those left after you pass, you are leaving those grieving to make all the decisions. Wise advice states don’t make critical decisions when you are tired, stressed, hungry or upset. More than likely a loved one grieving will be at least one of the aforementioned.

Again I want to stress unless you have found the fountain of youth, one day we all will pass away from this earth. Have a conversation with loved ones and get some things in place while you are not running on pure emotions. It truly is a healthy habit for you and for those who will be left grieving when you pass.

Diane Elms Homeopath, D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact diane@choicesforhealthandharmony.com or 905 768 0848.

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