The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Author: Margareta Magnusson
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781501173257
Language: en
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A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Author: Margareta Magnusson
Release: 2017-12-28
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781786891099
Language: en
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Döstädning, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help you stop misplacing your keys, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what's important. Margareta Magnusson has death cleaned for herself and for many others. Radical and joyous, her guide is an invigorating, touching and surprising process that can help you or someone you love immeasurably, and offers the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Author: Margareta Magnusson
Release: 2017-10-02
Editor: Scribe Publications
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781925548563
Language: en
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A charming approach to putting your life in order so your loved ones won’t have to? There’s a word for it in Swedish: Döstädning, literally, ‘death cleaning’. Swedish-born Margareta Magnusson is, in her words, ‘aged between 80 and 100’. When her husband died, she had to downsize her home. The experience forced her to recognise the power of ‘death cleaning’ and the concerns that must be addressed in order to do it with thought and care. Done well, the approach not only makes things easier for your loved ones later on, it allows you to revisit the lifetime of memories accumulated with your things. From clothes and books to stuff you just can’t get rid of, stuff that only matters to you, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning offers indispensable advice on questions you will inevitably face when sorting through a lifetime of objects: How do you deal with your secrets? Tackle photographs and letters? Avoid heirs fighting over your belongings after you are gone? This charming, practical book based on personal experience and anecdotes will guide you in making the process uplifting rather than overwhelming: it focuses on the importance of living — even through death cleaning.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Author: Margareta Magnusson
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Scribner
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1501173243
Language: en
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A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly

The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly
Author: Margareta Magnusson
Release: 2023-05-10
Editor: Thorndike Press Large Print
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9798885786256
Language: en
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The Southern Sympathy Cookbook Funeral Food with a Twist

The Southern Sympathy Cookbook  Funeral Food with a Twist
Author: Perre Coleman Magness
Release: 2018-01-16
Editor: The Countryman Press
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781682680391
Language: en
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Hearty bites for the heavy-hearted “He had a life-long love affair with deviled eggs, his homemade canned fig preserves, and buttermilk served in martini glasses garnished with cornbread.” —Obituary from Gulfport, Mississippi So-called “funeral food” is having a moment. Comforting casseroles; jugs of sweet tea; creamy, cheesy potatoes—all these foods provide sympathy and sustenance for the bereaved. The Southern Sympathy Cookbook includes unexpectedly humorous obituaries and anecdotes alongside staples of Southern funerals such as: Three Bean Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette Fried Chicken Pulled Pork with Homemade Barbecue Sauce Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls Whether feeding a congregation, delivering a meal to a friend in need, or cooking with weekday leftovers in mind, home cooks will embrace these recipes, guaranteed to comfort and to please a crowd.

Swedish Death Cleaning Workbook

Swedish Death Cleaning Workbook
Author: Kelsie Zaria
Release: 2019-06-19
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 108
ISBN: 107452991X
Language: en
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Life is a journey and like most of journeys leaves behind emotional memories as well A LOT of stuffy clutter... Time to get back your living spaces has come! Learn how to free yourself from useless personal belongings by downsizing and organizing your home in just 10 minutes a day per 30 days! Because your happiness is that of your loved ones... How many times entering your house, office or any other living space of your day-to-day activities, find yourself pretending not to see ALL THAT MESS around you? The room just doesn't feel as spacious as it used to, you might think... Would you like to do something (maybe tomorrow?) but the memories (and laziness...) connected to those things will just hold you... Everyone's life, for different reasons, leads us to buy, receive and gather an incredible amount of things. Things, which over time broke, were no longer used and then set aside. This is why these accumulate on the bottom of the wardrobes, in the closets, on the shelves of bookcases and in any corner of our house. But one day someone will have to throw them away...and rest assured that this won't be an easy nor emotionless task to your loved ones... The practice of starting to clean up yours stuff as you approach your later years is quite common in Scandinavia, where it is lived without embarrassment or taboo, but rather as a sign of great civilization. This noble practice, the Swedish Death Cleaning that has come to the forefront in recent years, provides you with a systematic approach and most effective strategies to get rid of your mess by decluttering your life, home and living spaces, making your later stages as smooth and stress-free as possible. Contrary to what one might think, the conceptual framework behind the Swedish Death Cleaning is in itself not limited to a specific age alone, as persons of different ages can also learn from its concept of minimalism and live a clutter-free life. Designed, optimized and arranged in a 30 days challenge, this workbook will provide you with unmatched daily step-by-step guide taking you through the whole process of death cleaning in just 10 minutes a day. You'll get access to easy and proven day-by-day best practices that will exactly shows you the activities and exercises to be carried out, as well as when and how to perform them. All this by helping you with the essential and powerful daily checklists featured in this book to assist you implementing your decluttering process to a healthy and happy life. Here is what you'll learn: Introduction to the noble art of Death Cleaning, what is it and the importance of starting it to a Happier Life regardless of age; The importance of decluttering in the Stress and Financial management; Tips and strategies to declutter your useless stuff overcoming clutter emotions; Stop hoarding unnecessary items and live an essential and happier life; The detailed 30 days challenge that will guide you through a step-by-step process to declutter your life, day by day, week by week, room by room and item by item; Learn and apply mind decluttering techniques; You know it's time to take responsibility for the things you own taking care of them before they become a burden to your friends and family. Always remember that what your loved ones will need are your memories not just piled junks! Are you ready to get rid of clutter once and for all? Don't let things take control of your life! Scroll up and hit the BUY NOW button and join the 30 days Challenge to get back your life!

Changepower

Changepower
Author: Meg Selig
Release: 2010-03-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781135967697
Language: en
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In Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success, author Meg Selig guides readers through a step-by-step process that will help them achieve any habit change goal. Whether the reader wants to break a hurtful habit like smoking or overeating, or build a healthy habit like exercising or speaking up, Changepower! provides a springboard for change. Selig helps habit-changers move beyond willpower and succeed with changepower - the synergy that comes from combining willpower with other resources, useful outside supports, and wise strategies. In Changepower!, she shows habit-changers how to beef up both their willpower and their changepower to achieve habit change success. The key is revving up motivation. Selig reveals the most powerful motivators for change - pain motivators, the Eight Great Motivators, and even not-so-noble motivators. Research has shown that most changes take place in stages rather than overnight. Selig provides a step-by-step plan for each stage, leaving plenty of room for flexibility depending on each person’s needs. First-person stories, pithy quotes, and how-to exercises provide inspiration, humor, and encouragement as readers embark on their habit change journeys.

Impact Networks

Impact Networks
Author: David Ehrlichman
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781523091706
Language: en
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This practical guide shows how to facilitate collaboration among diverse individuals and organizations to navigate complexity and create change in our interconnected world. The social and environmental challenges we face today are not only complex, they are also systemic and structural and have no obvious solutions. They require diverse combinations of people, organizations, and sectors to coordinate actions and work together even when the way forward is unclear. Even so, collaborative efforts often fail because they attempt to navigate complexity with traditional strategic plans, created by hierarchies that ignore the way people naturally connect. By embracing a living-systems approach to organizing, impact networks bring people together to build relationships across boundaries; leverage the existing work, skills, and motivations of the group; and make progress amid unpredictable and ever-changing conditions. As a powerful and flexible organizing system that can span regions, organizations, and silos of all kinds, impact networks underlie some of the most impressive and large-scale efforts to create change across the globe. David Ehrlichman draws on his experience as a network builder; interviews with dozens of network leaders; and insights from the fields of network science, community building, and systems thinking to provide a clear process for creating and developing impact networks. Given the increasing complexity of our society and the issues we face, our ability to form, grow, and work through networks has never been more essential.

Clarity Connection

Clarity   Connection
Author: Yung Pueblo
Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781524869861
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the celebrated author of Inward comes a new collection of poetry and short prose focused on understanding how past wounds impact our present relationships. In Clarity & Connection, Yung Pueblo describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In his characteristically spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth. To be read on its own or as a complement to Inward, Yung Pueblo’s second work is a powerful resource for those invested in the work of personal transformation, building self-awareness, and deepening their connection with others.

Organizing For Dummies

Organizing For Dummies
Author: Eileen Roth,Elizabeth Miles
Release: 2011-03-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781118053713
Language: en
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What’s the favorite four-letter word of people who are less than fully organized? “Help!” So many technological, social, and economic changes affect your life that you need organization just to keep up, let alone advance. Many people have two jobs – one at the office and one taking care of things at home. If you have a family, you may count that as a third job. Caring for elderly relatives or have community commitments? You can count off four, five, and keep right on going. No matter what life stage you’re in, getting organized can make every day better and help you achieve your long-term goals. Organizing For Dummies is for anyone who wants to Polish his or her professional reputation Experience less stress Increase productivity Build better relationships Maximize personal time Organization isn’t inherited. With the human genome decoded, the evidence is clear: DNA strings dedicated to putting things into place and managing your time like a pro are nonexistent. Instead, organization is a learned skill set. Organizing For Dummies helps you gain that skill with topics such as: Understanding how clutter costs you in time, money, and health Training your mind to be organized and developing a plan Cleaning house, room by room, from basement to attic (including the garage) Creating functional space for efficiency and storage Time-management strategies for home, office, and tavel Scheduling, delegating, and multitasking Making time for your family Managing your health – physical and financial Finding time for love Organizing and cashing in on a great garage sale Getting organized is about unstuffing your life, clearing out the dead weight in places from your closet to your calendar to your computer, and then installing systems that keep the good stuff in its place. Organizing is a liberating and enlightening experience that can enhance your effectiveness and lessen your stress every day – and it’s all yours simply for saying “No” to clutter.

New Minimalism

New Minimalism
Author: Kyle Louise Quilici
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Sasquatch Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781632171337
Language: en
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The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill—you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!

They Left Us Everything

They Left Us Everything
Author: Plum Johnson
Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Penguin Canada
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780143191872
Language: en
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Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize Winner of the 2016 Forest of Reading® Evergreen Award™ After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year-old mother—author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers experience conflicted feelings of grief and relief when their mother, the surviving parent, dies. Now they must empty and sell the beloved family home, which hasn’t been de-cluttered in more than half a century. Twenty-three rooms bulge with history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. Plum remembers her loving but difficult parents who could not have been more different: the British father, a handsome, disciplined patriarch who nonetheless could not control his opinionated, extroverted Southern-belle wife who loved tennis and gin gimlets. The task consumes her, becoming more rewarding than she ever imagined. Items from childhood trigger memories of her eccentric family growing up in a small town on the shores of Lake Ontario in the 1950s and 60s. But unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships with a more accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued. They Left Us Everything is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future.

Pretty Weird

Pretty Weird
Author: Marissa Miller
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781683584018
Language: en
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A series of true stories that are at once relatable, funny, and heart-wrenching, join lauded writer Marissa Miller on a journey of battling imposter syndrome and learning to be proud to stand out. Acclaimed writer and editor Marissa Miller was born into what you would call a nice Jewish family. But she somehow grew into anything but a Nice Jewish Girl. From openly discussing any and all bodily functions with whoever would listen, to encouraging her peers to join her in undressing in the hallways at school for no reason other than to fight the oppressive institution of modern academia, she was continuously scolded by members of the Jewish community for exploring her identity and pushing the boundaries of what a “nice girl” is allowed to do. To make sense of being the odd one out, she did what any confused teenager would do: she wrote. She wrote poems on MySpace, articles for her school newspaper, extra credit English assignments to compensate for her complete and utter lack of math skills, and eventually, reported pieces for many of the world’s most prestigious media publications. But the transition to a lucrative journalism career didn’t come without is growing pains. Getting anywhere past the school newspaper stage and being asked to provide journalism lectures around the city inspired a sense of panic, dread, and most notably, impostor syndrome—the sense that success is a product of coincidence and luck as opposed to hard work and talent. No fellow journalists she idolized growing up seemed to have had a history of behavior so crude it would make your Rabbi blush. Surely, the Universe was thisclose to taking everything away from her. And to some extent, it did. In Pretty Weird—a series of true stories that are at once relatable, funny, and heart-wrenching—you’ll learn about why, like Miller, you’re worthy of success by virtue of you thinking you’re not, about why there’s no such thing as being “not sick enough” to deserve help, and that living in that liminal space of being too normal to stand out, yet too weird to fit in, is truly where all the magic happens.

Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself
Author: Melody Wilding LMSW
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781797201993
Language: en
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Are you a Sensitive Striver? Learn how to get out of your own way and rediscover your sensitivity as a superpower. ___ Highly sensitive and high performing? ___ Need time to think through decisions before you act? ___ Judge yourself harshly when you make mistakes? ___ Take feedback and criticism personally? ___ Find it difficult to set boundaries? It's time to Trust Yourself. Being highly attuned to your emotions, your environment, and the behavior of others can be the keys to success, but they can also lead to overthinking everything and burnout. Human behavior expert and executive coach Melody Wilding, LMSW has spent the past ten years working with Sensitive Strivers like you. In this groundbreaking book, she draws on decades of research and client work to examine the intersection of sensitivity and achievement in the workplace and offer neuroscience-based strategies you can use to reclaim control of your life and reach your full potential. Trust Yourself offers concrete steps to help you break free from stress, perfectionism, and self-doubt so you can find the confidence to work and lead effectively. You will learn how to: • Achieve confidence and overcome imposter syndrome. • Find your voice to speak and act with assertiveness. • Build resilience and bounce back from setbacks. • Enjoy your success without sacrificing your well-being. If you're an empathetic, driven person trying to navigate your career and learn how to believe in yourself in the process, Trust Yourself offers the mindset and tools to set you on the path to personal and professional fulfillment. The perfect book for: • Those who identify as highly sensitive • Anyone who overthinks or struggles with work stress and burnout •Corporate professionals of all levels • Managers, leaders, and executives • Life, career, and leadership coaches

Swedish Death Cleaning

Swedish Death Cleaning
Author: Linnèa Linnèa Gustafsson
Release: 2021-03-13
Editor: Linnea Gustafsson
Pages: 64
ISBN: 180154350X
Language: en
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Every single day you keep adding weight to the heavy pack on your back. Fortunately, our Swedish friends discovered a method that makes organizing your possessions a piece of cake.

Making Space Clutter Free

Making Space  Clutter Free
Author: Tracy McCubbin
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781492675204
Language: en
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"This isn't another Kondo-clone, because she dives into the heart of why decluttering is so difficult."— Booklist, STARRED Review Discover the freedom of a beautiful home, personal purpose, and joyful inner confidence Decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin offers revolutionary help to anyone who has repeatedly tried to break their clutter's mysterious hold. Her powerful answer lies in the 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks, unconscious obstacles that stood between thousands of her clients and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks. Once a Clutter Block is revealed—and healed—true transformation of home and life is possible. Her empowering techniques and strategies help you: Recognize and overcome your Clutter Block(s) to liberate your home. Lighten and purge without the rigidity of the other methods. Use your home to attain life goals like health, wealth and love. It's time to break through your Clutter Blocks and discover the lasting happiness waiting for you on the other side! Additional Praise for Making Space, Clutter Free: "What sets Tracy McCubbin apart is her kind and empathetic approach to organizing—she truly understands the psychology behind peoples' attachment to things."—Patricia Heaton "In Making Space, Clutter Free Tracy offers a realistic approach to managing your belongings. Instead of prescribing perfection, she understands our individual differences require individual strategies—and that it doesn't always need to be rational."—Cait Flanders, bestselling author of The Year of Less

Lagom The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced Happy Life

Lagom  The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced  Happy Life
Author: Niki Brantmark
Release: 2017-09-21
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780008260118
Language: en
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Uncover the secrets of the Swedish philosophy of life called Lagom – meaning ‘just enough’. At its core is the idea that we can strike a healthy balance with the world around us without having to make extreme changes, and without denying ourselves anything.

Swedish Death Cleaning Workbook

Swedish Death Cleaning Workbook
Author: Sarah Hodges
Release: 2018-11-21
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1790111382
Language: en
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A step by step guide to declutter your life and home with practical activities and exercises Looking for a complete and comprehensive guide to help you through the Swedish Death Cleaning process? Or perhaps you would like to find more information about the Scandinavian decluttering concept? With helpful tips and advice, this workbook is jam packed with loads of activities, exercises, reflections, and questionnaires that brings you face-to- face with the real reason why you are embarking on this project in the first place. You also get access to our custom notes made to provide you a format with which to put down your thoughts and ideas as you go through the process. There

The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well
Author: Katy Butler
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Scribner
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501135477
Language: en
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This “comforting…thoughtful” (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a “roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance” (The Boston Globe). “A common sense path to define what a ‘good’ death looks like” (USA TODAY), The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with them, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This handbook of preparations—practical, communal, physical, and spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Based on Butler’s experience caring for aging parents, and hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated our fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths, The Art of Dying Well also draws on the expertise of national leaders in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, and hospice. This “empowering guide clearly outlines the steps necessary to prepare for a beautiful death without fear” (Shelf Awareness).