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Your Life. Your Responsibility.
 
 
Our past is neither an accident nor a mistake. We have been where we needed to be, with the necessary people. We can embrace our history, with its pain, its imperfections, its mistakes, even its tragedies. It is uniquely ours; it was intended just for us. Today, we are right where we need to be. Our present circumstances are exactly as they need to be, for now. ~ Melody Beattie
 
 
 
The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying
 
Critically ill people shared several common regrets on how they lived their life. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.
 
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced.
 
Here are the most common five:
 
1.  I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
 
2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
 
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
 
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
 
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
 
 
There’s a big gap between what people say they want and what actually happens.
 
60% of people say that making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions is “extremely important”.
 
56% have not communicated their end-of-life wishes.
 
Source: Survey of Californians by the California HealthCare Foundation (2012)
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70% of people say they prefer to die at home.
 
70% die in a hospital, nursing home, or long-term care facility.
 
Source: Centers for Disease Control (2005)
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80% of people say that if seriously ill, they would want to talk to their doctor about end-of-life care.
 
7% report having had an end-of-life conversation with their doctor.
 
Source: Survey of Californians by the California HealthCare Foundation (2012)
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82% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing.
 
23% have actually done it.
 
Source: Survey of Californians by the California HealthCare Foundation (2012)
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What is The Conversation Project?
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One conversation can make all the difference.
 
 
Life is a Choice.  It is Your Life.