In 2009 Bronnie wrote an online article called Regrets of the Dying about her time as a palliative carer. Working with dying people and developing close relationships with them during their last weeks resulted in raw, honest conversations about life and death, including what the patients wished they had done differently.
These revelations had such a powerful effect on Bronnie it was impossible to contain them. Instead, she honoured the requests of some of her dearly loved patients and shared the wisdom onward, through her article. As it then swept the online world by storm, with multiple-millions of views worldwide, requests poured in for more sharing of Bronnie’s life and how to apply the wisdom she had been bequeathed. This became her best selling memoir which has been read by more than a million people from all corners of the globe, with translations in 29 languages.
Bronnie now travels internationally sharing her knowledge with the world.
An inspiring memoir that teaches us to apply the lessons learned by those nearing their death to our own life. Bronnie's book shows us that it is possible, if you make conscious choices, to die with peace of mind.
After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with meaning. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care.
During the time she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie’s life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog post about the most common regrets that the people she had cared for had expressed to her. The post, originally called Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was viewed by more than three million readers worldwide in its first year alone. At the request of many, Bronnie now shares her personal story.
Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse life. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for everyone, if they make conscious choices, to die with peace of mind. In this heartfelt retelling, Bronnie expresses the significance of these regrets. She explains how we can address these issues positively now, while we still have the time.
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The film rights to The Top Five Regrets of the Dying have been optioned by Enigma Film/Fritjof Hohagen and Nicole Swidler/Germany. Bronnie lovingly supports the integrity and conscious vision of the film’s producers as they translate her message into film.