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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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My grandfather is one of the most generous men Wage have ever met. Through meditation I also learned mindfulness and being very present with the people.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled.

Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

I looked after dying people for eight years and I really needed some time to look after me. Take time to reflect, you have done more than you can remember and are doing better than you think you are.

He did not regret, in any visible way, the coming end to his days. This is the type of love that allows us to reach the end of our lives with confidence and few regrets. I think once you do connect with that part of yourself with a regular practice, there comes a time when your heart speaks too loudly for you to ignore. My grandfather has made bronhie with others, peace with death, and peace with God.


I was often the unofficial mediator in the family, and I think meditation is the key to my success in that role. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. Mindful Staff editors work on behalf of Mindful if, Mindful. But I wondered, that feeling of brinnie having lived a life true to oneself, was that something you heard more often vronnie women?

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Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Own less, live more, and create space for the things you love. I knew that no matter how hard it would be to stay true to my own path—and it does take courage to do that—nothing could be as painful as lying on your deathbed with that regret.

All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved.

Everyone misses regfets friends when they are dying. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. My book has inspired them to reconnect with hte, to write to their friends and tell them they love them. Certainly within the first year. Get new posts delivered right to your inbox: When I think about it, it was more from women. He pastored dyung same church in South Dakota for 53 years and the items in his office always stayed the same: Even though I cannot erase the mistakes of poor and thd decisions in the past, I will do my best to make peace with GOD and my fellow man.

Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. Hopefully, as it is harder now to lose track of friends. When we reach the end of our lives, we ought to be able to look back knowing we offered all our talents and energy to better the world around us—not that we foolishly wasted them. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.


Show 25 25 50 All. And believe me, nobody faces death confidently without making peace with it first.

But being specifically requested to meet him in his office on a designated day at a designated time was new. Get new posts delivered right to your inbox:. 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. Compassion really waree me to have compassion for myself and for other people. And she also made me promise, before she died, that I would live a life true to myself.

Grace was the first one, and I came to see it regularly and I came to expect it. I think meditation really helped me stay calm. Great reminder of what life is all about and where we should place or priorities! You live and learn. It just taught me to celebrate my vulnerability and my humanness, and to realize how much was not about me. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chaiwhich bronnif so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

From cash to food to housing, my grandfather gave and gives freely.