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About Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin, CT, is a pioneering death educator who helps organizations connect with baby boomers about end-of-life issues. Her advice, Always Embrace Your Uniqueness, is in the new book 1 Habit: 100 Habits from the World’s Happiest Achievers. Download a free planning form and Executor’s Checklist from her website, http://www.AGoodGoodbye.com.
Latest Posts | By Gail Rubin
Embrace Your Unique Style of Dressing in the Late Stage of Life
4 months ago

Embrace Your Unique Style of Dressing in the Late Stage of Life

Mark Twain once said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” My wardrobe has led me to happiness and achievement. However, my early attraction to dressing…
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Nothing Similar Between Weddings and Funerals? Check Out These 3 Planning Tips!
7 months ago

Nothing Similar Between Weddings and Funerals? Check Out These 3 Planning Tips!

By  •  Family

My niece Dianne recently married a wonderful fellow named Geoffrey. They had planned and prepared for the big day over 12 months. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception held at a nice hotel in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami…
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Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know
10 months ago

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know

By  •  Family

Let’s face it – funerals are the parties no one wants to plan. And most people only interact with funeral directors at funerals when they are appropriately solicitous, supportive and somber. Read More

What is a Pet Trust and How Can it Protect Your Furry Friend?
2 years ago

What is a Pet Trust and How Can it Protect Your Furry Friend?

By  •  Family

As I write this, my big black cat Ilsa is stretched out on my desk, snoozing on top of my calendar organizer. Her little sister Yvonne stares intently out the window at the enticing birdies she can’t reach and kill. Such a blessing, our pets. Read More

Go for a Green Burial: 5 Ways to Make Your Death More Eco-Friendly
3 years ago

Go for a Green Burial: 5 Ways to Make Your Death More Eco-Friendly

By  •  Lifestyle

Have you seen the statistics about the staggering amount of resources used in conventional burial? Maybe you should consider a green burial! Read More

End of Life Planning is for Everyone: 5 Ways to Save Money on Death Care Costs
3 years ago

End of Life Planning is for Everyone: 5 Ways to Save Money on Death Care Costs

By  •  Family

Despite great advances in medical care, humans still have a 100% mortality rate. Yet fewer than 30% of adults do any end-of-life planning: wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. Read More