Grab a latte or cup of tea and sit back and relax. I assume you’ve come to my web site because you’re feeling the stress of being with someone who is dying. Or maybe you’re feeling the stress of wanting to be with someone who is dying, but you don’t know how. I want to help. We all want to provide quality end-of-life care for our loved ones who are facing death with terminal illness. I want to show you that by interacting with a terminally ill loved one, rather than pulling away, this can become one of the most intimate, powerful, and rewarding relationships of your life.
Especially now, Baby Boomers are faced with providing quality of life care for their aging and dying parents. They are faced with issues of caregiving in numbers greater than ever before. The Last Gifts was written for anyone in the vicinity of a dying person including family members, friends of the dying, personal caregivers, hospice volunteers, hospice nurses, home health aides, hospice and palliative care doctors, chaplains, lay clergy, hospice social workers, bereavement counselors, psychologists, and physical, speech, and occupational therapists.
“Finally, death and dying are emerging as events to be openly spoken about in our culture, and The Last Gifts is an important step in that direction. Sooner or later, you or someone you love will need the wisdom in these pages. Filled with inspiration, compassion, and insight, this exquisitely crafted and deeply humane book will bring hope to all who read it.”
-- Larry Dossey, MD and author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonition
The Last Gifts was awarded a 2010 Nautilus Book Award. Other Nautilus winners include such distinguished authors and teachers as Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Barbara Kingsolver, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Joel Olsteen, Caroline Myss, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson and Gary Zukav.
The Last Gifts was also awarded “Best of Show” at the prestigious New Mexico Book Awards. It also won the top award in the category of Health.
In March, 2009 The Last Gifts was picked as Book of the Month by the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care.
The Last Gifts is now available in Chinese.
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings.”
-- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD author of On Death and Dying