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Book details
  • SubGenre:Adult & Continuing Education
  • Language:English
  • Pages:150
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483580333

Leaving Lightly

Getting Your Affairs in Order so All You Leave Behind Is Love

by Janet Lee Kraft

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Leaving Lightly: Getting Your Affairs in Order So All You Leave Behind is Love provides comprehensive information on the process of getting your affairs in order in four areas: recording personal data, health care and legal documents, post-mortem care, and digitally recording stories and family history. The information is Interspersed with real-life anecdotes of people failing to prepare for their end of life, and the subsequent effect that had on those they loved.
Many people know they need to "get their affairs in order," but few know what that means, much less how to do it. "Leaving Lightly: Getting Your Affairs in Order So All You Leave Behind is Love" is a simple yet comprehensive guide for creating a process to put your affairs in order. The book concentrates on four subject areas: recording personal and financial information, creating health care and legal documents, deciding postmortem care, and digitally recording personal stories and family history. The book travels lightly and, where appropriate, humorously through often scary terrain. Interspersed throughout the book are anecdotes of people who planned ahead and people who didn't, and the effect these actions had on those they loved. Because of the many options available in end-of-life and postmortem care, the knowledge contained in Leaving Lightly will assist you in becoming a savvy consumer, potentially saving hundreds or thousands of dollars. But perhaps one of the greatest gifts of Leaving Lightly is peace of mind for the person charged with cleaning up your affairs. Armed with the knowledge of what you do and do not want in your end of life care, your Clean Up Person will be able to quickly and efficiently carry out your wishes. Making sure that information is decided and recorded before it is needed is the purpose behind Leaving Lightly.
About the author
Janet Lee Kraft is an ordained interfaith minister who obtained a Master of Arts in Education degree from Antioch University while working full-time in legal support. Nearly a decade later, she provided administrative support to a nationally-renowned senior anthropologist. The combination of adult education, legal support, ministry, and assisting an octogenarian professional converged to create the educational program, "Leaving Lightly: Getting Your Affairs in Order So All You Leave Behind is Love." When not engaged in end-of-life issues, Jan is a sacred music composer, vocalist and harpist.
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