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Living Fully Before Dying

The Huffington Post published a blog titled ‘Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying’  which was forwarded to me by my son.   Bronnie Ware,  the author, provides an important message about living without regret. Ms. Ware worked in palliative care and asked her patients if they had any regrets or would have done something differently.  The common themes include:

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. The most common regret of all.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard. Shared by every male patient she nursed.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Do any of these regrets resonate? I don’t think one has to be on their deathbed to appreciate these pearls of wisdom. Thank you Daniel for sharing this with me.



About Audrey Miller
Email: About: Audrey Miller, Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. has over 25 years social work and rehabilitation experience working with older individuals and their families. She advises the financial, insurance, legal and business communities regarding elder care issues. Audrey is a recognized expert in her field.