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Maggie Watson - I have been organizing my entire life. Being the second eldest of 10 gave me lots of practice. I organized health campaigns in Sierra Leone, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer as well as coordinated numerous community events in my local community. After 24 years in business, I find empowering others is the most rewarding work. Currently, I organize elders, helping them to stay independent in their homes. I enjoy leading workshops and giving talks about clarifying the important aspects of one's life. I live on the Mendocino coast with my husband, Bruce Erickson, son, Julian and cat, Lily. My husband and I also own Mendocino Solar Service and are thrilled to offer renewable energy solutions.


Putting Your Affairs in Order
by Maggie Watson

. . . A step-by-step guide designed to give you and your loved ones the gift of peace of mind, A Graceful Farewell will enable you to gather all your personal and financial data, organize your thoughts on the disbursement of your possessions after you pass on, and state your intentions with perfect clarity, ensuring that all your wishes are carried out. This easy-to-use workbook will help you:

·. put all the information loved ones and executors will need in an accessible
.. location
·. arrange your will and Power of Attorney for Health Care
·. encourage unambiguous communication among family members
· .plan your own funeral and the disposition of your remains
·. understand how to deal with funeral-industry professionals

. . . A section for final wishes helps clarify matters of declining health, choosing where to live your last years, and many other end-of-life issues. For self-employed small business owners, another section provides the essentials of taxes and licensing, employees, and liability. An extensive resource list is included, and, for added convenience, an enclosed CD-ROM will allow computer users to print out additional copies of all the forms in the book, or fill them out electronically, print them, and save them on hard drive.

. . . “I can only imagine the hardship my friends and family would face if I became too ill to care for myself, or died, and they had to locate my personal papers and last wishes among my many files, boxes, and hiding places. I’ve been using an early version of Maggie Watson’s workbook and feel a great sense of ease because everything is now accounted for in one place.”
— Erica Fielder, artist, naturalist

. . . “This thorough and thoughtful book, which I can leave for my survivors with great peace of mind, encouraged me to give serious thought to what I want to happen just before and after I die. Recently, I moved to a different state; the workbook was helpful as I located documents for packing, and the binder format made it easy to copy pages that needed updating. We all assume we’ll live to a ripe old age, but no one knows when life will end. No adult is too young to start recording information in A Graceful Farewell.”
— Norine Newton, retired


. . . “Beautifully organized and presented, this is a gift for your loved ones in the event of incapacitation or upon your final departure. It is a comprehensive, detailed guide for those left behind. I intend to use it myself.”
— G. A. Langer, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Medicine,
Castera Professor of Cardiology, Geffen-UCLA School of Medicine

. . . “A Graceful Farewell is like the hand of a friend: comforting while at the same time guiding me through the right steps. The workbook format makes the often difficult project of organizing data easy. Most important, this book moved me to begin an earnest contemplation of dying from an accepting and wholesome point of view. Thank you, Maggie!”
— Gail J. Davis, RDCS, Medical Imaging/Healthcare Provider

A Graceful Farewell Book cover

A Graceful Farewell
by Maggie Watson
Workbook and CD designed to help you list and locate the important information in your life so that your loved ones have access and knowledge when they need it most.
$22 including tax and shipping

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