The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

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Balboa Press, 2011 - Self-Help - 229 pages
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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 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 colourful 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.

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User Review  - Joanne Hamer - Goodreads

Quote"money is so misunderstood. It keeps people in the wrong jobs forever because they think they won't be able to make money doing what they love." "Happiness is a choice and one that I try to make ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey Covey - Goodreads

It's time to admit to myself that I'm never going to finish this. It's a great idea for a book, but just too terribly written, and the author too terribly self-absorbed. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Bronnie Ware is a writer and songwriter from Australia. Her blog has a loyal and ever-increasing following and has been quoted in numerous international publications. Bronnie's songwriting also brings inspiration and insight, as she continues to celebrate both the strength and vulnerability of the human spirit.

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