I have been part of the Engage with Grace blog rally over the past 4 years and I’m excited to participate again. EWG was the subject of last night’s Healthcare Leadership Chat which I regret missing (skating date with my 10-year-old daughter).
Engage With Grace, the brainchild of Alexandra Drane, is a movement designed to help advance the conversation about the end-of-life experience. It began with a simple idea: Create a tool to get people talking. Their tool is a slide with five questions designed to initiate dialog about our end-of-life preferences.
What I like about this campaign is that it forces me to take stock of how I discuss the big picture with my family. For me life moves fast and its nice to have markers throughout the year that force you stop and think. Thanksgiving is a good time for that. Having lost both my Mom and Dad to chronic diseases over the past year and a half, this Thanksgiving and the message of of Engage with Grace once again has real relevance to me.
If you’re not convinced, listen to Za’s story. It details Alexandra’s heartbreaking journey with her sister-in-law that lead her to found Engage With Grace.
Their one slide concept and is a great example of how to use constrained media for good. Non-profits and other organizations looking to package their messaging can learn a lot from Alexandra’s hard work.
Engage With Grace is worth a peek. And Happy Thanksgiving.