D is for Death, Dying (the ‘dirty’ words), Decisions and Doing
When we think about aging, becoming unwell or dying, we usually feel sad. We know it is inevitable, but we try to push thoughts of dying and death to the back of our mind. There are lots of reasons why people don’t want to talk about dying but it is usually an emotional based reason of fear, denial, or grief. Fear that they will upset someone else, denial that someone we love will die or may be near to the end of their life and grief for the sadness of the loss of someone we once shared our life with.
You may think you have years ahead of you, hopefully you do but maybe you don’t. We are all in the ‘line’, none of us are getting out of here alive but talking about death and dying won’t kill you! If you think about death and dying though, you may question how ‘ready’ you are to die, and probably realise that not everything is in order. Fact is, no one is ever ready to die but there are steps you can take to provide peace of mind to yourself and your loved ones.
You may choose to initiate conversations about your life’s story, or your values and beliefs around your health care and quality of life, you may share important passwords, you may talk about your insurance policies, your finances and how you want your assets distributed when you are gone, or you may even wish to tell your loved ones the way you feel about them. Having those conversations now is important and if possible, recording them somewhere is even better. With or without a TellThem4Me® a membership, you will find comfort in the knowledge that recording your wishes means that when something bad happens, your loved ones will know that they are doing what you would have wanted them to do when the time comes.
“Organising is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up” A.A.Milne
Whether you are young, old, healthy, or sick, your essential and non-essential (but equally important information) will most likely be ‘all over the place’. There is no time like the present to get organised.
TellThem4Me® helps you to get your affairs in order. The secure online digital platform provides peace of mind, is affordable, accessible 24/7 and easy to use. A Membership provides a ‘nest’ for your information which your Nominees have read only access to when they need it most, allowing them to make decisions for a time when you can’t.
TellThem4Me® members have access to All About Me, My Family, My Story, My Health Care, My Insurance, My Digital Footprint, My Estate, My Wishes, My Nominees, and all users have access to an ICE Card & File.
TellThem4Me® members receive a Members pack which includes a My Digital Footprint password book and pen. Fortnightly e-newsletters are sent and are packed with useful information and reminders to update your information.