stages of grief

Dealing with Grief in today's World

Foreword "Just as death is a certainty, so too is grief. It is a universally shared experience and yet totally unique to each individual. Asking for and finding the right support for each person can be challenging. But it is available"  – Annie…


Digital legacy check list

Digital Legacy Checklist

Overview The actions we take, the way we behave and the choices we make in life help to shape the legacy we leave behind in death. These actions are increasingly being carried out and overtly spoken about online. By thinking about our digital legacy…


My Funeral Wishes document

How to find someone's 'My Funeral Wishes' document

How to find someone's a 'My Funeral Wishes' document This guide will first help you to understand what different formats 'My Funeral Wishes' documents can be saved as. It will then provide advice as to how to find someone's document if you think…


My Funeral Playlist

How to collate and share your funeral playlist on MyWishes

What is a funeral playlist A funeral playlist is a collection of songs and poems that someone would like to be played, sung or spoken at someone’s funeral. Why should I create a funeral playlist? If music is an important part of your life you may…


What to do if someone close to you is diagnosed with a terminal illness

Hospice UK have published a short video highlighting the two actions that you should follow if someone close to you is diagnosed with a terminal illness.   Charities and resources providing further support There are a range of national and…


Bucket list App

How to curate a bucket list on MyWishes

Overview A bucket list is a list of things to do before you die. The phrases originates from the term "kicked the bucket". Creating a Bucket List No matter our age, financial or physical circumstances we can all create a bucket list. This might be a…


MyWishes Privacy

How to make your public MyWishes profile, private!

The documents created on MyWishes are private. Once completed they can be downloaded and shared with those you trust within your friendship group, with family members of professionals (for example your doctor, a solicitor or your appointed funeral…


Why you need a Digital Will (aka a Socail Medial Will)

"People should leave clear instructions about what should happen to their social media, computer games and other online accounts after their death, according to the law society "– The Law Society (UK) “If you have social media profiles set up…


Advance Care Plan software

Why you should have an Advance Care Plan

What is an Advance Care Plan Advance care plans are a set of directions and preferences concerning someone's future care. They are often documented whilst someone is healthy and only take effect when we loses capacity of their body or mind.  …


Why you should have a Last Will & Testament

A Will should cover all of your assets be they valuable or not so valuable. And remember it is often the possessions that have little or no monetary value can cause conflict when a loved one dies. It is therefore paramount that all our assets are…


How to make your Last Will & Testament legally binding in the UK

To make your Last Will & Testament legally binding in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales you will need to have the document signed by yourself and witnessed by two people over the age of 18. The witnesses cannot be beneficiaries of…


Welcome to MyWishes learning resources. This hub will help you to better understand how to use MyWishes and make suitable plans for you and your loved ones. If you need any support whilst logged into MyWishes visit the 'Feedback' tab and…

Wendy

What is a celebrant?

We recently spoke about end of life planning and MyWishes OKat the annual Celebrants Convention. Whilst there we caught up with Wendy Coulton a fully qualified Civil Funeral Celebrant. In the video below Wendy Coulton explains what a celebrant is…


Lawrence Darani

How to create an ethical will

What is an ethical will?   “Unlike a ‘last will and testament’ disposing of one’s estate or an advanced directive for health care decisions, an ethical will is not legally binding. Rather, a good ethical will transmits values, life lessons,…