My Last Wishes: A Journal of Life, Love, Laughs, & a Few Final Notes (Paperback)

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My Last Wishes: A Journal of Life, Love, Laughs, & a Few Final Notes (Paperback)

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An eminently practical and friendly guide to planning life’s ultimate conclusion, including journal space to help loved ones honor and celebrate your life in the best way possible.

Have you ever thought about who will be at your funeral? Who will read your eulogy, or what your obituary will say? How about who will take care of your precious dog Lester?

Formatted like a journal, sprinkled with tips from professionals and amusing anecdotes, My Last Wishes is a resource to consider these questions and more. Not only does it help you to plan your “last party,” it makes the planning process less painful for your loved ones by clarifying your wishes.

Author Joy Meredith takes a fresh approach to end-of-life planning with practical guidance as well as prompts to examine and reflect on your own life in journal entries, such as, “What is your biggest accomplishment?” and “What is your biggest regret?” What’s more, the book helps you to enhance your life right now with chapters like “Finish the Unfinished,” on the freeing process of making amends.

Playful, pragmatic, and uplifting, My Last Wishes makes a sensitive subject charmingly accessible.

Joy Meredith is an expert on appreciating life and discussing death. After losing several of the people she has loved, Joy knows firsthand what it is like to be left without any instructions for carrying out a loved one's final wishes. A writer, consultant, and the creator of ME Mapping, she lives and leads workshops in the Chicagoland area.

Product Details ISBN: 9780062433718
ISBN-10: 0062433717
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English

“A wonderful and easy-to-use resource for everyone and especially for those facing a life-challenging illness.” — David Kessler, author of The Needs of the Dying and On Grief and Grieving with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Provides us with a guide for invaluable conversations so that we can make this vital passage more peaceful.” — Virginia Morris, author of Talking About Death and How to Care for Aging Parents