My mom is dying. The Stage 4 cancer is going to kill her. Soon. Her looming death sits prominently in my mind with every decision I make. And I want to know the truth.
How do we, then, decide, amidst the potential for raw emotion and significant risk, when we are going to tell someone the truth? With our societal tendency to avoid stumbling through uncomfortable feelings, should we be honest and vulnerable, or should we provide someone with reassurance when there’s little logical place for it?  Read the rest of this personal story at The Globe and Mail…

Illustration by Rachel Wada