Before That Ship Has Sailed: Planning Ahead for a “Happier Ending”

Lynn Sherwood-

This is a heartfelt and touching conversation about the reality of life.

We will all go through grief and loss at some point. Life is precious. Let’s make the most of the time we have together. Even if it means having the hard conversations.

The importance of end-of-life communication hit home when Lynn Sherwood’s 25 year-old daughter, Lauren, was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer.  In the five months they shared between diagnosis and death, this mom and daughter navigated the waters of legal and health care decisions, interpersonal relationships, and communicating personal preferences which would bring comfort, joy and peace…

This candid and emotional conversation with Lynn will cover:

  • Why communication about death and dying is important to her
  • The importance of talking about death before it happens
  • How planning ahead can create a “happier ending” for you and your family

She encourages us to think about dying as a natural part of life – designing our dying to achieve a potentially “happier ending”!

The reality is that anyone could perrish without this wake-up call and at any time. Trying to make decisions while grieving the loss of a loved one is a difficult subject, yet it is one that everyone will deal with eventually.

This is a difficult subject and I hope you can look at it in a different light now.

Lynn is a former nurse, “companionship-centered” caregiver, serial entrepreneur, author of “Lung Cancer 101” and “My Croak File,” and TEDx Speaker.

You can learn more about Lynn on her website at

Listen to this important episode to hear more.

How do you sail through life? Join me on this endeavor! I would love to grow this amazing support community!



Published by Lorie

Hello and welcome to Sailing Through Life! My name is Lorie. I am a 2-time melanoma cancer survivor and a sailor - in my heart and on the water. I want to be a beacon of light to others with life challenges and be an inspiration to stay positive while going through these life-altering events. Join me as I set sail on this new adventure... Sailing Through Life.

One thought on “Before That Ship Has Sailed: Planning Ahead for a “Happier Ending”

  1. Thank you, Lorie! It is my hope that sharing our story will benefit others – Lynn Sherwood


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