Thank you, for sharing these experiences and your dedication to these “experts” and their families. I had a hard time putting it down. It touched me greatly and brought me back to when we dealt with hospice and Mom’s transition. The book is beautifully written, and I will forever be changed because of it!
~Robin Vigliotti, Liverpool, NY
First of all your writing style is flowing and beautiful and fun to read. I love good grammar and good descriptive phrases, I’m an ardent reader. I usually don’t tell people I love their books because I rarely do. I felt everything you talked about deeply. Mostly though I felt how much we need to apply these end-of-life experiences to the things we go through all throughout our lives. Thank you for writing such a meaningful and well written expose on change, life, death, and growth. Loved it!
~Connie Mercier, Director Auburn Montessori School, Auburn, NH
Your book was especially comforting to me because of the information about the stages of development as someone nears death. That the stages follow a predictable progression was not a surprise to me, but I learned so much more about them by reading your book.
~Barb Robidoux, Candia, NH
The topic of dying is often taboo with people. You took the opposite approach. You were very open about the process of dying and explained it very positively. It seemed like a natural process of life, which of course it is, but many people cannot talk about it because it is so emotional for them. Some of the things included in the book that I had not thought about beforehand and found very helpful, was all the information you gave about the process of dying. There was great info included about what to expect and where to obtain help. With all of this said, I feel that your book is a definite read for people.
~Lois Dziergowski, Londonderry, NH
You have captured the beauty in living and in dying in your book. You allow the rawness of these experiences to become so beautiful and sacred, as they are. You were blessed to have such a beautiful, spiritual, and extremely kind mentor for you. Thank-you, for being the caring, compassionate woman that you are. This book envelopes that in beautiful words.
~Bett Daley, LCSW, Jonesport, ME
Having done oncology nursing for years I’ve experienced many of the same family dynamics, only in the hospital setting not in the homes. The book for me was easy to read and often reminded me of patients I’ve had. I would recommend your book for nurses working in this area and for families to see they are not alone.
~Lyn Micklovich, RN, BSN, MA, Retired Faculty Nursing Instructor Manchester Community College, Londonderry NH
The following reviews are from a small, varied group of people, ages 60-92 male and female, religious, spiritual but not religious and no belief at all, or as one described himself skeptical. I called them my sample readers group; they read the book before it was fully edited and published.
“I was so pulled in and fascinated by this experience. I learned something I didn’t know for sure. I’ve heard that when dying, a person sometimes recounts visits from departed loved ones, but I never knew about other visualizations. Very interesting.”
~ Priscilla Drouin, Candia, NH
“Your stories help provide clarity in a very interesting way about perhaps the world’s most difficult subject. Your audience is huge because none of us are exempt and the older we get the more interested we become in what others have gone through.”
~Don Rosner, Placitas, NM
“Every baby boomer in America needs to read this book.”
~ Barbara Rosner, Placitas, NM
My seond book: More Stepping-Stones, expected print date – spring 2021. Please join my email list for notification when it becomes available.