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Estate Planning: How to Take Care of Your Loved Ones

Estate Planning: How to Take Care of Your Loved Ones

What better time to plan and prepare for your future through estate planning than right now?

I recently sat down with an estate planner and wanted to share insights I’ve gained in hopes to encourage you to examine the benefits of planning to take care of your loved ones once you’ve passed on. There are many false beliefs about estate planning that can become barriers to beginning the process.  You don’t have to be wealthy and it does not have to be a long, complicated, expensive process.

One of the biggest barriers to estate planning is denial.  Most of us think “it won’t happen to me.”

I was a happily married wife and mother of a 6 yr old son.  One night after a routine dinner and bath time with our son, my husband had a heart attack and died.  He was 27yrs old and I was a 29 yr old widow and a single mother. “It happened to me.”

Believing that this set of circumstances would never be my own did not prevent this tragedy from happening.

At GROW counseling, we can assist you with processing the mixed emotions that commonly accompany your decisions for estate planning.  We can help identify when the timing is right for you and guide your next steps to professional help.

Thank you, Thompson Legacy Law for a very insightful meeting.

Written By: Porsha Jones, LMFT

Your Child & A Scar – How to Help Address Differences in Appearance

Your Child & A Scar – How to Help Address Differences in Appearance

Recently, I had a mom contact me with a specific scenario in which she needed help for her daughter. Her elementary aged child had recently had surgery and was refusing to go out in public due to her new, very visible, scar. The young girl was worried how people would react to her new appearance…

Understanding Empathy

Understanding Empathy

Empathy has gotten a lot of press recently, and rightly so. Empathy fosters relational connections that transcend age, race, sex, culture, experience, belief, and circumstance. Yet it can be difficult to express empathy in the midst of interpersonal conflict. Here’s a quick primer on empathy and using it effectively: Empathy is a way to leverage…

Ways to be an Advocate and an Ally on National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Ways to be an Advocate and an Ally on National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

I have the best little sister in the world. I’m not bragging though…this is just a fact! She’s kind, caring, a member of the Foster-Schmidt dance company, a huge fan of slapstick humor, and a devoted employee at the Johns Creek Police department. She also happens to have Down syndrome and a bonus 21st chromosome.…

Emotions and Divorce

Emotions and Divorce

When the idea of divorce becomes an unwelcome reality, there are a lot of emotions that drive decision making. Even if you’ve determined to be as gracious and collaborative as possible, guilt, fear, shame, anger, hurt, and pain all make pretty quick appearances. Sometimes people are really caught off guard by the intensity of emotion…

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