Early in adulthood, Nikki Tate witnessed her mother struggle with losing her sense of self and her identity, due to early onset dementia. At the time, assisted dying was not available as an option, but her mother’s experience piqued Nikki’s interest in the subject. Nikki’s greatest achievement has been living life on her own terms, so it is fitting that her book, Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die, gives insight into dying on those same terms.
In this episode:
The writing of Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die (Intro).
There is no single answer for everyone (5:43).
Having the hard conversations (12:50).
An unexpected shift in perspective (15:59).
What we leave behind (20:03).
The contentious nature of medical assistance in dying (23:29).
The private decisions that become a global debate (27:54).
Who needs to be a part of the conversation? (33:51).
Choosing to celebrate a life (37:20).
Practical strategies for dealing with death (40:21).
Discussions on a peaceful transition (46:09).
The time is now, leave nothing unsaid (50:19).
Connect with Nikki
Check out Nikki on Instagram and Facebook @writergrrrl, or learn more about her online community, Writers on Fire, by visiting thenexusgeneration.net.
Connect with Helen
If you are going through a difficult transition in your life and would like to learn how Helen can help you navigate these challenging times, email her at email@example.com.