People often think of their health care proxies and living wills as being about end of life planning, but I prefer to think of this area of practice as Quality of life planning. Without agency documents your body and your assets can be controlled by people who may not know what you consider to be important, even if they love you. In some situations, your health care, your living situation, and your assets can be controlled by the state! I offer counseling to help you avoid such situations, so that you can think deeply about how you want to live, and plan accordingly. The goal is to live as self-determining a life as possible, and to make your transition with dignity, in the way you prefer. It is not just about your dying; it is about your living!