The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing

Author: Bronnie Ware Category: Self-help ISBN: 9789385827624 Binding: Paperback Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 inch Number of Pages: 256

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 herself working in palliative care.
Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie’s life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests of many, Bronnie now shares her own personal story.
Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse past, but by applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this book, she expresses in a heartfelt retelling how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time.
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a story told through sharing her inspiring and honest journey, which will leave you feeling kinder towards yourself and others, and more determined to live the life you are truly here to live. This delightful memoir is a courageous, life-changing book.


Bronnie Ware

Through her work Bronnie Ware weaves delightful tales of real life observations and experience. Using gentleness, honesty and humour, Bronnie celebrates both the strength and vulnerability of human nature. Her message is a positive and inspiring one. As well as performing her own songs, Bronnie runs an online personal growth and songwriting course, writes a well-loved blog called Inspiration and Chai, including articles that have been translated into several languages, and is the author of the full-length memoir, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing.

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  • Roopa Vajpeyi

    I witnessed the death of my elder sister’s husband, who died young of a kind of galloping diabetes. Also of my own husband, in April, 2015, after 50 years of life together. Today his posthumous collection of poems has been published. I have compiled and edited it during the past two years. I feel immense happiness after a long time. His regret was, perhaps, that he was not able to complete his collection…maybe now he is happy, wherever he is now…..he actually started preparing me for his going a year ahead. He would say, he would have to go earlier, as he was the older of the two of us. He would say, that he prays, that I should not feel alone…that he had given up his desire for ‘nirvana’ as he loved our life together, and would want to be my partner , next birth as well. … I have decided to be born in Bhutan, next birth. I feel certain that he’ll come find me there….