I'm Dying... Let's Party!: Saying your goodbyes before you die (Hardcover)
Have you or a loved one been told you have limited time left? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the diagnosis? Do you want to say "Goodbye" to friends and family in a positive way before you die?
You've been in the position of thinking about this before today. You've been at the funeral where everyone is saying, "Have I come to the right send-off? The person they're talking about isn't the person I knew "
How often have you thought, "I just hope my funeral isn't like this"? Well, with this very practical and heartfelt book, full of resources, your situation doesn't have to be like this.
Your farewell can truly reflect your life and passions, and if you choose to, you can say your goodbyes before you die.
Don't leave the planning to chance - or to strangers. Whether you want to be at your own party, or you just want to ensure your wishes are respected, don't wait. Plan your own bon voyage party or "living wake". It doesn't need to be daunting or overwhelming.
Sue will show you just how easy it is to take control of your own life and your departure from it Not only do you receive resources and guidelines to help with the practical aspects of planning, Sue also provides three illustrative fictional stories of how others have handled do-it-yourself planning (a man in his 40s, a teen girl, and a woman in her 80s).
There are resources on communication - reconnecting and reconciling with people where perhaps you've lost touch or there is unfinished business - and on helping those you leave behind to transition into grief in a healing way rather than one of despair.
Sue Lake-Harris has a background as a celebrant, holistic health teacher and practitioner, event manager and performing arts teacher. Sue has used her experiences as inspiration to write this book, along with resources, guides and tips, that will help you tailor an amazing farewell that truly reflects the person who will be saying goodbye - you. She is sympathetic to the position readers find themselves in, but is practical in her approach - ideas are presented in a positive way, but nothing is sugar-coated or avoided.
What others say...
"An amazing heart-wrenching and tear-jerking book, yet positive and practical. Written from the heart and badly needed for families living with the knowledge of imminent or near imminent passing."
John Coleman, Palliative Care Volunteer
President - Australian Reiki Connection
"I'm Dying... Let's Party is a must have for every family. Use this book to plan ahead and break down the barriers and end of life burdens. Realize that it is very healthy and wise to break tradition and express love and the life lived."
Debra Lynn Hayes
Author of: RISE...What To Do When Hell Won't Back Off