What The Heck is Being Death Positive?
Being death positive has many benefits. It doesn’t make us callous. Despite its name, the death positive movement isn’t a yellow smiley face–substitute for grief. Instead, it’s a way of moving toward neutral acceptance of death. It’s embracing values that make us more conscious of our day-to-day living. Having death anxiety can help motivate us to “live life to the fullest”. It can encourage us to make our mark in the world. Focusing on our legacies is another positive impact of a natural fear of dying. In contrast, death anxiety can lead to erratic or cynical behavior, such as extreme vanity, controlling others, or denial. Proponents of the death positive movement argue there are healthier ways to discuss death and even propose methods of relieving death anxiety in the process. Having a more positive view of dying allows us to voice concerns, get advice, tell stories, and mingle in a free, open way. In my family, death positivity has allowed us to be free to discuss end-of-life wishes, concerns, and more. Related Episodes: Letting Go With Love Smiling Through Your Tears Transcript SURVEY!! Share Your Opinion & Get A Chance at the Gift Basket NeuroReserve – Helping Our Brainspan Match our Lifespan NeuroReserve : Be sure to check out our website for more resources, partners, recipes, and more. www.fadingmemoriespodcast.com Join Fading Memories On Social Media! If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers! You’ll find us on social media at the following links. Facebook Instagram Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in “action” and watch the bonus videos I share. Want to learn from Jennifer in person (or virtually)? Wherever you’d like a training session, Jen is available. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org