The death of a spouse is well known to be a devastating event that can turn the world upside down and cause conflicting feelings for the person alive. In this episode, Maria talks with Jennifer O’Brien, who has found her purpose and legacy when dealing with the grief of her husband passing away. Every day a person encounters the loss of a loved one, and too many times, we have not thought of getting ready for all the changes that can happen. Most times, a sudden event is what starts the mourning process. However, even if the person is terminally ill, the emotional pain takes all attention. Since Jennifer and her late husband were told about the fatal diagnosis, they were able to take a more concerned approach. Since this topic creates anxiety for that last event, it will bring unfavorable conditions if no preparations have been made and cause more pain for the surviving person.
Listen to this conversation when both explore how to have peace of mind by opening up and making decisions to plan a peaceful end of life. Because this is so important to complete the process so those who become solo ager are prepared and can handle this difficult situation. It is Jennifer’s mission to bring awareness about how preparing can ease the burden.
She has written an award-winning book 'The Hospice Doctor’s Widow – a journal' that is available on her website and Amazon. W e also discussed a free toolkit that Jennifer created to help guide the planning process. You can find this on her website: https://mailchi.mp/681ba7bc2717/at-peace-toolkit