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Blog: family

Welcome to Talking Matters, a blog featuring updates, stories, and interviews from The Conversation Project. Check back each week for a new post!

Dear Loved Ones: Please Play Music
By Hattie Bryant, 06/20/2019

There is no better time than now—with me in my 69th year—to make clear to all of you how I want to spend the last few years, months, weeks and days of my life on…

…an advance directive is a way of extending my fatherly caring into a future when I will be the object of attention – and emotional distress. Envisioning such scenes, I imagine that my daughters might wish for my arm around their shoulders.

How I Faced My Fear of The Conversation
By Molly Galler, 04/02/2018

Until last year, I wasn’t aware there was a National Healthcare Decision Day. As a little girl I developed a fear of needles, making all of my visits to the pediatrician, shall we say, dramatic….

A Gift from My Mom, the Conversation Queen
By Patty Webster, 11/08/2017

April Fools’ Day and May 1st will always be embedded in my head and heart as the two days when the earth shifted beneath my feet. My mom unexpectedly had a stroke on April 1…