One thing they don't teach you in school is how to talk to somebody who's dying. Should you ask them how they're feeling about their impending end? Tell them how it makes you feel? Politely avoid the subject entirely and instead make conversation about lunch? The holidays present opportunities for intimate conversation and we're all for using that space to talk about something real. We're sharing an exclusive short video with tips from the pros on communicating effectively with the terminally ill. Even if you don't have someone near the end, it's a good time to bring up the family conversation before it's too late. Maybe buy a death deck as a fun way to break the ice or just bring it up at dinner — people just may find it easier to talk about over some eggnog. For more conversation starters check out our recap of the 2018 End Well Symposium and our podcast on palliative care. Cheers!