It is rare to have access to such a detailed account of the dying and the profound lessons they offer to all of us who remain—the living. Ellie Atherton has the courage to share her own vulnerabilities as she writes about the challenges she faced while honoring her patients’ wishes. Her ability to enter into conversations with compassion, love, and emotion, reflects her connection to the soul work she was intended for. She shares her unfiltered experiences to increase readers’ understanding of what it means to be a dying person, offering us the opportunity to learn how to make our journey more wisely and with less fear. She is a gifted midwife to the dying and an inspirational teacher.