End of Life, Does a Bucket List Matter?

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When it comes to end of life we hear so many people talking about a “bucket list”. Sometimes this list is started early on in life and checked off or added to as years go on, sometimes the list is created when someone learns of a grave illness in which they have limited time to live.

FamilyAffaires.com Community Advocate, Roseann Vanella starting thinking about this theory after watching an interview with the husband of Brittany Maynard.  Her bucket list included travel and days spent with nature.

Who better to ask about this than FamilyAffaires.com Contributor & Psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb?  Dr. Dan has shared his many near death experiences with us and his commitment to understanding what is truly important in life.  Should we really have a bucket list?  At end of life,will it matter to us how many countries we have traveled or how many things we have accomplished?

Listen and hear what Dr. Dan thinks, we promise it will give you pause and make you reflect on what would really matter at your end of life and then let you live each day purposefully.


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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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