Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying. Bronnie Ware: What I learned working in palliative care and how meditation saved me. By Mindful. 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. A palliative care nurse has revealed the most common regrets from her patients. In her book “Top 5 Regrets of the Dying”, Bronnie Ware says.

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And let me tell you, there are few things in life more inspirational than peering into the eyes of a man who does not fear his own death. Follow on Twitter Like on Facebook.

The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. What surprised me about the conversation was not the content or the subject. Certainly within the first year. T here was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. You managed to get quite close to her. My grandfather is one of the most generous men I have ever met.

Can you tell me what that experience was like and what you learned from it? Everyone misses their friends when they are dying. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved.

Often times we hear about the regrets of the dying as outlined in the list above and we are warned to avoid making their mistakes. He pastored the same church in South Dakota for 53 years and the items in his office always stayed the same: Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners.


And she also made me promise, before she died, that I would live a life dyng to myself. My book has inspired them to reconnect with friends, to write to their friends and tell them they love them. Retrets grandfather has always dreamed bigger dreams for his life than the offerings of this world.

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Inspiring others to live more by owning less. I have attended several significant funerals particularly meaningful to me.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. He rarely pursued them out of selfish gain.

But rarely are we offered the alternative. And believe me, nobody faces death confidently without making peace with it first. But I wondered, that feeling of not having lived a life true to oneself, was that something you heard more often from women?

Brojnie has held everything this world offers with an open palm: Thankyou, what a great testimony to your grandad — a life well lived. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again. Own less, live more, and create space for the things you love.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. I just have to look after me and love me.


Rehrets saw it over and over. When did you start to notice patterns in what your patients were telling you? Topics Death and dying. Get new posts delivered dyibg to your inbox:. About Joshua Becker Writer. I looked after dying people for eight years and I really needed some time to look after me. The dying people who were expressing regrets to me already bronnke their own judgment.

I had compassion and respect for whatever that life had been like. This is a blog read by millions of people from various faith and nonfaith backgrounds and finding peace with death means different things to different people. Those lessons must have been helpful in hearing the troubles of those who were dying.

Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. There was no fear in his demeanor. I awre regret is a very harsh judgment on yourself. It had a very profound effect on me. We all get conditioning from family, peers and society.

Rarely are we provided with an example of a man or woman who faces death with few regrets. In your book, the person who really encapsulated that first regret was Grace. In hindsight I think I would have changed the title. Many had become so caught up in their own regrete that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.