In this sunny Sunday-morning mini-sode, Farewelling co-founders Karen Bussen and Elizabeth Karansky take part in the inaugural “Farewelling Fête” where a dozen brilliant women gather to celebrate living life beautifully...with mini-quiches, mimosas, and a morsel of mortality!
Cool Women, Hot Topics
What do you get when you invite an ensemble of fabulous women to toast and talk about a topic that touches us all: death and dying? Well, that’s exactly what we did. You’ll find the delightful results in your ears: lively conversation and fascinating insights--from moms, wives, daughters, and working women--about all things end-of-life (and living well in this moment!).
At this first-ever Farewelling Fête, we gifted each woman with a personalizable Farewelling Worksheet, and invited them into a portable podcast room to chat about broaching end-of-life planning discussions with aging parents (“What? You think I’m dying? Is that why we’re having this conversation?”); why even responsible grown-ups (some of whom are actually lawyers) don’t have wills; and the challenges of navigating age-old and changing cultural practices around funerals and grief. How can you personalize when your tradition doesn’t encourage that?
Planning Is So Good!
If you’d like to read more about talking to parents about death and dying, we’ve got a helpful article here. And if you’d like to start a Farewelling Worksheet for them or for yourself, right here’s where to get them (why yes, they’re free!).
Please talk to us! We’d love to see you @myfarewelling on Instagram. Share part of your Farewelling Worksheet or ask us a question using #myfarewelling. Come on over and join the movement and the community!