The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

Book - 2012
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Searching for a job with heart, and despite having no formal qualifications or experience, Ware found herself working in palliative care. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind.
Publisher: Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401940652
140194065X
Branch Call Number: 152.4 WARE
Characteristics: x, 245 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Top 5 regrets of the dying

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HaveCompassion
Jul 05, 2017

I imagine this book can be read by people at various stages in life, and felt very differently depending on their experiences. For someone who's been a care giver of an old dying parent and have seen the births of new lives, I can see how truthful the author is to herself and those around her. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who is or will be a caregiver for an elderly - there is much to learn if you're willing to gently listen.

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john_doh17
Jun 22, 2015

#1 Live a life true to yourself, not what others expect of you.
#2 Don't work too hard.
#3 Express your feelings
#4 Stay in touch with friends
#5 Let yourself be happy

Overall not bad advice. We tend to block thinking about these things out in our daily life (somebody has to clean the dishes and cook dinner- who has time to deal with all these big questions). It seemed to be a bit "spiritual" for my taste, but I thought she had good advice for the most part. I am probably biased though as I already believe strongly in #1 & #2. I thought she was a bit harsh on the guy that just gave up when his health was shot. Maybe that was how he felt about it and she should have respected that.

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