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  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

More a memoir of someone who has spent part of her life caring for the dying than a self-help book. Much of the book has little to do with its stated purpose. She also switches back and forth between ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lawrence Jodoin - Goodreads

This is an awesome book which so many, like me, have enjoyed. Negative reviews and comments about the writer trouble me. I think that a person's life, like Bronnie's, is important to the theme of this ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Bronnie Ware is an author, songwriting teacher, and speaker from Australia. Her inspiring memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, has connected with hearts all over the world, with translations in 27 languages. Bronnie lives in rural Australia and loves balance, simple living, and waking up to the songs of birds.

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