Planning for Peace

What do you do when a loved one shows signs of being unable to safely drive? Or adequately cook for himself? Or properly care for herself? The health and safety of aging family members, along with questions about residential options, caregiving responsibility, medical treatment options, estate issues, and financial decisions may prove a challenge even for families with healthy communication styles.

Fearful of facing difficult conversations, many families delay “the talk.” Then, unresolved family issues of decades gone-by may rear themselves. 

What if your family starts the conversation now?   

What if everyone knows when the driver’s license will be let go, and how transportation will be managed after that? Under what circumstances will there be a transition to a relative’s home, assisted living or another care facility? Who will oversee finances when an elder family member needs help? Who will assist with medical decisions and appointments?

When these conversations occur earlier on, they may still be challenging. Yet, the aging family member will gain decision-making ability, and everyone will be clear about the wishes of the person most affected. This may allow for a more peaceful transition into aging for everyone involved. 

Mediation supports these important conversations by providing a safe space where you may speak your truth, be heard, and create ideas for resolution. 

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Most widely known as Lonzo's human, mediator, speaker, and author Sherry Ann Bruckner works with leaders and organizations to create peace, resolve conflict, and transform visions into results.

From her twenty-plus years' experience practicing civil and family law, and her own personal experiences with silence and violence, Sherry Ann understands how much inner peace impacts outer peace. A graduate of Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts and William Mitchell College of Law, she also studied conflict resolution at Rothberg International School in Jerusalem. Sherry serves as a neutral on matters ranging from bias and employment discrimination to marriage dissolution and caring for aging parents. A speaker and trainer on the global stage, Sherry gives you and your audience practical skills and the confidence to use embrace your personal power to create peace. Through helping thousands of people navigate their way through conflict, and finding her own way to inner peace, she shares the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage.

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Sherry Ann Bruckner

Be gentle with you. Be gentle with all. Be the peace.