Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most. The author, Kimberly C. Paul, will urge you to discard what you thought you knew about death and embrace a new way of thinking when facing the end of life. Her stories emphasize that death and dying are not taboo subjects and encourage you to engage in light-hearted conversations as you face your own death or the passing of a loved one. This innovative and uplifting book is an invitation to move beyond the current standards of what death has come to mean in our culture. Bridging The Gap will empower you to design your death so it reflects your values, likes and dislikes and your personality. Death is not a final destination but a transcendental beginning.
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About the Author
Applying her vast experience as a storyteller to her passion, Kimberly C. Paul is radically changing the way people face end of life. After graduating from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, Kimberly began working on the set of Saturday Night Live, casting for CBS daytime programming and freelancing for several production companies in New York City. While working in the entertainment industry, Kimberly was captivated by the creative process of developing the arc of the story. As she observed the manic rush of writing comedy skits for live television and watched daytime television actors' storylines constantly evolve, she realized she had always been interested in the story. For the last 17 years, however, Kimberly has been telling a very different kind of story; a positive, inspiring story about designing a personal blueprint for an individual's end of life. Kimberly was invited to speak at TEDxAirlie in 2016. Kimberly's Ted-Talk, "Who's That?" epitomized her passion for educating individuals about Advance Care Planning and the issues that may occur for individuals and family members if they do not prepare for end of life. During Kimberly's 18-year career in hospice care, her stories have inspired and empowered many to take action by documenting personal plans prior to the occurrence of a life-ending health crisis. Kimberly's enthusiasm and passion to positively educate people on how to plan for end of life is evident as she shares her stories through speaking engagements, writing, videos, and film. Our death, if designed, can be a beautiful experience and not just a final.
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Bridging the Gap: Life Lessons from the Dying based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This was a very good read. Lots of information and references for patients and their families who are dealing with difficult end of life issues.
Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite Not many of us think about death and even for those who do, it is just for mere moments before we are caught up in the daily maze of life. Death in itself has often been considered a taboo subject, a horrible experience that should never be discussed. Not for Kimberly C. Paul, the author of the deeply life-changing book, Bridging the Gap: Life Lessons of the Dying. The book begins with the author’s transition from film involvement to beginning a career in hospice. Kimberly C. Paul details her life lessons along the way, including accounts of people who taught her what life is really all about. These lessons have proved invaluable to her. Bridging the Gap by Kimberly C. Paul is so many things in one. It is heartwarming, emotive and eye-opening. Along the way it caused me to laugh and cry and sometimes both at the same time. I was utterly glued from the first life lesson till the last. The discussion questions took my reading experience to a whole new level as I thought about each story in every chapter, and the messages contained within and how they applied to my life. The images were definitely a thoughtful addition to the book as they helped me put a face to the wonderful characters included. Bridging the Gap will definitely stay with me for a long time. My gratitude goes to Kimberly C. Paul and the brave characters in every section, for their frankness and willingness to share intimate parts of their lives and also for imparting my journey in the process.