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Faced with the ultimate challenge of life confronting your death how do you want to be remembered? Do you have stories or family history you want to tell? Experiences, lessons or feelings you want to share?

As you close out your life, perhaps you feel a deep desire to heal unresolved issues. Or you are searching for ways to find meaning and purpose, but are uncertain where to begin.

tulipLASTING WORDS is a guide to finding meaning toward the close of life. It is based on writing and support groups that author Claire Willis has led for over two decades in which profoundly ill people have learned to record their own “lasting” words.

The author gently leads the reader through a series of spiritual issues that research has identified as common end-of-life concerns. These include reviewing your life, gratitude, hope, forgiveness, wisdom, prayer and endings. Each chapter brings together poetry, quotations from leading authors, relaxation exercises, questions for writing and reflection and a meditation all inviting readers to journey to their own answers and peace of mind.