The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

eBook - 2012
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After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care. Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests of many, Bronnie now shares her own personal story. Bronnie has had a colorful and diverse past, but 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. In this book, she expresses in a heartfelt retelling how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a story told through sharing her inspiring and honest journey, which will leave you feeling kinder towards yourself and others, and more determined to live the life you are truly here to live. This delightful memoir is a courageous, life-changing book.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2012.
[United States] : Hay House UK, 2012.
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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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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