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,

Latest Posts By Gail Rubin

2 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 differently sometimes got me in trouble…

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2 years ago

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

As baby boomers start facing their own mortality, the idea of eco-friendly funerals is becoming more widespread. If you bicycle, recycle or just want to minimize your final carbon footprint, consider these unique eco-friendly approaches for a greener…

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3 years ago

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

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…

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3 years ago

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

Funerals and memorial services are the parties no one wants to plan. My niece and her fiancé took months to put together all of the elements of their wedding. This young man’s parents had the heart-wrenching task of creating a funeral in five days…

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4 years ago

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

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

6 years ago

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

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