Dinner Talk: It’s About Living – Difficult Conversations Made a Little Easier
By Helen McNeal
Executive Director, California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care
Ahhhh holiday dinners! Turkey, gravy and Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie with fresh heavy whipping cream. Does it get better than that? In these busy times, it’s just so rare when families and extended families get together for uninterrupted and unhurried conversation. It’s an ideal time to really connect and go beyond the usual chatter of the great food, the weather, the kids, and the day’s big football game.