Prepare to Die at these Habitat for Humanity Talks

Aug 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Kicking the Bucket List CoverAugust 30 and 31, Gail Rubin presents on “Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die” at Albuquerque’s Habitat for Humanity offices. The talks will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. in their offices next to the ReStore, located at 4900 Menaul Blvd. NE. The talks are free and open to the public, and snacks are provided. More information and registration here.

These talks are based on Gail’s book, KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

On Thursday, August 30, we’ll focus on creative ways to downsize your material goods. The information includes how to:

  • tackle downsizing without being overwhelmed by the job;
  • evaluate what to keep, toss, donate and recycle, and;
  • creatively remove excess goods from your home.

On Friday, August 31, we’ll focus on the many elements involved in planning for end-of-life issues. This includes:

  • why it’s important to prepare power of attorney documents, wills and trusts;
  • what information you need to pull together for your executor;
  • how to make funeral plans and discuss your wishes with your loved ones.

About Gail Rubin, CT

Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

Gail Rubin, CT, is a pioneering Certified Thanatologist (a death educator) who uses humor and funny films to help teach about end-of-life issues. She’s the author of two other books, the award-winning A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die and Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips. Gail was one of the first people to hold a Death Café in the United States. She’s also an informed advocate for pre-need funeral planning and coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival.

An award-winning speaker, her talks are appropriate for a wide range of audiences and settings, including conferences and conventions for funeral directors and social workers, for hospices and hospitals, at colleges and businesses.

Her title is The Doyenne of Death®. A doyenne is a woman who’s considered senior in a group who knows a lot about a particular subject. Gail makes learning about end-of-life issues enjoyable and entertaining. Sponsors can reach the thousands of baby boomers and seniors who enjoy her talks every year.

Download a list of talk topics here. Call Gail at 505.265.7215 to discuss the possibilities!

A Good Goodbye