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Alexandra Drane and her team have a new post on The Health Care Blog about how to put this holiday to work in a new way. Here’s a snippet:

Some conversations are easier than others

Our original mission – to get more and more people talking about their end of life wishes – hasn’t changed. But it’s been quite a year – so we thought this holiday, we’d try something different.

A bit of levity.

At the heart of Engage With Grace are five questions designed to get the conversation started. We’ve included them at the end of this post. They’re not easy questions, but they are important. To help ease us into these tough questions, and in the spirit of the season, we thought we’d start with five parallel questions that ARE pretty easy to answer:

1) On a scale of 1 to 5, where do you fall on this continuum? 1 = Let me enjoy the holiday season in glorious solitude — just me, a mug of hot cocoa, and a good movie. 5 = Bring it on — the in-laws, the misbehaved children, and the mountains of dirty dishes!

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