It all begins with a reconsideration of beliefs, a willingness to be honest and forthcoming and faith and courage to keep the big picture of the opportunity to explore something else.
In authenticity, I must also speak to value. Having the expectation that because this is holistic or integrative, then it must just be the cost of the supplement or herb and those surely can be found much cheaper on the Internet is misguided at best. While it is true that a holistic approach is a fraction of the cost of traditional diagnostics, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, we are still considering hundreds to thousands of dollars versus thousands to ten thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars if on the human side. The value is the choice in quality of life that your spending dollar can bring. The education of lifestyle choices coupled with the conscious support of quality of life giving treatments is truly invaluable. That being said, every family must realistically consider their available finances. Without judgment or guilt, given the situation of limited finances, the option to do palliative care coupled with conscious dying and grieving support holds incredible value.