Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying. Bronnie Ware: What I learned working in palliative care and how meditation saved me. By Mindful. 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. A palliative care nurse has revealed the most common regrets from her patients. In her book “Top 5 Regrets of the Dying”, Bronnie Ware says.

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I wish that I had let myself be happier. He rarely pursued them out of selfish gain. Great reminder of what life is all about and where we should place or priorities! And believe me, nobody faces death confidently without making peace with it first. But being specifically requested to meet him in his office on a designated day at a designated time was new. Own less, live more, and create space for the bronhie you love.

When did you start to notice patterns in what your patients were telling you?

Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying – Mindful

I have lived a life with many regrets. From cash to food to housing, my grandfather gave and gives freely. What’s your greatest regret so far, and what will you set out to achieve or change before you die? Can you tell me what that experience was like and what you learned from it? She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chaiwhich gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. He pastored the same church in South Dakota for 53 years and the items in his office always stayed the same: Exactly what I needed!


I saw it over and over. Take time to reflect, you have done more than you can remember and are doing better than you think you are.

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You managed to get quite close to her. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Rarely are we provided with an example of a man or woman who faces death with few regrets. This is the type of love that allows us to reach the end of our lives with confidence and few regrets. Death did not scare him. There was an error submitting your subscription. Bronbie I think about it, it was more from refrets.

Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. Life is long if you know how to use it. Certainly within the first year. I think we all do a little better than we give ourselves credit for. I want no regrets. I wish I’d had the wxre to express my feelings. People do it all the time. I learned through meditation that compassion starts with yourself. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Bronne new posts delivered right to your inbox:. I was often the unofficial mediator in the family, and I think meditation is the key to my success in that role.

I want to finish well. You live and learn.

I looked after dying people for eight years and I really needed brknnie time to look after me. When we reach the end of our lives, we ought to be able to look back knowing we offered all our talents and energy to better the world around us—not that we foolishly wasted them. Show 25 25 50 All.


Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. I think regret is a very harsh judgment bronhie yourself. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. But rarely are we offered the alternative. My prayer is to be like your grandfather.

The dying people who dyiing expressing regrets to me already had their own judgment. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. Mindful Staff editors work on behalf of Mindful magazine, Mindful. Every year, we rely heavily on yding like you—our readers—to accomplish this work.

Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. I had a lot of requests from people to write a memoir of my own, so I was able to merge them together.

Even though I cannot erase the mistakes of poor and wrong decisions in the past, I will do my best to make peace with GOD and my fellow man. Or to take a step back sometimes.