We alone are capable of contemplating our mortality—it is what drives us to our greatest achievements—yet we live in a death-denying society.

Our denial and our fear lead many to die in ways inconsistent with their values and wishes. Planning ahead provides an opportunity to think about and communicate what you do and don’t want at the end of life.

As you start planning, think about what is important to you in life and what will be important at the end of your life. For inspiration, take a look at the articles below, watch a video, explore a book on the subject.

When you define what dying well means to you, I’d love to hear from you if you’d be willing to share your thoughts with others.