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Author: Kelsey Collins
ISBN: 0981862101
Language: English
Pages: 178 pages
Category: New Age & Spirituality
Publisher: ChaseHawk International, Inc. (November 22, 2008)
Rating: 4.9
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Kelsey Collins has written an important book for any of us. This book faces the areas I mention-head on. With humor and honesty, she documents the intimate jou I spend a lot of time in cultures where elders are valued, ancestors are alive, and death is celebrated as part of life. In my own culture, none of those things are true. Instead, they are aspects that we attempt to tuck away, out of sight. We turn away from being reminded that we, too, will one day face what we’ve been socialized to deny. Author Kelsey Collins introduces the subject of her new book Exit Strategy, which explores the way humans have a tendency to forget, perhaps purposefully, that we are all going to die someday.

Leaving this Life with Grace and Gratitude, is a book that takes a hard look at elder care in America through the eyes of one of its most charming and outspoken elders, a nursing home resident named Bee Landis. The book shakes up the status quo by courageously revealing the guilt, shame and fear of millions of baby boomers that are dealing with aging and dying parents. Kelsey Collins urges all of us to "adopt an elder," and shows the reader how fulfilling a relationship with an aging parent or friend can be.

Kelsey authored Exit Strateg. eaving this Life with Grace and Gratitude, and is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and Small Publishers Association of North America. com ww. hespiritedwoman. Kelsey’s daily, moment by moment practice is to keep her heart wide open, no matter what. She assists and inspires others to do the same, by reminding them that we don’t die any differently than we live.

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Kelsey's work offers deeply moving testaments to the fact that "We die no differently than we live.

Exit Strateg. eaving this Life with Grace and Gratitude, is a book that takes a hard look at elder care in America through the eyes of one of its most charming and outspoken elders, a nursing home resident named Bee Landis.

Kelsey Collins urges all of us to "adopt an elder," and shows the reader how fulfilling a relationship with an aging parent or friend can . Having our own exit strategies will help us to live each day more fully, genuinely and more lovingly.

Kelsey Collins urges all of us to "adopt an elder," and shows the reader how fulfilling a relationship with an aging parent or friend can be. EXIT STRATEGY, also humanizes the aging process in a "no holds barred" manner that gently forces us to recognize we are not only all in this together, we are also all going to exit at some point. Chasehawk International, Inc. Book Format. Collins Kelsey Collins.

Leaving this Life with Grace and Gratitude. She was a wonderful conversational companion; but just a week before she put a bullet into her brain, I had a brief conversation with her about her personal pain. I had mentioned my blog posts on Adverse Childhood Experiences, of which she had an overabundance.

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EXIT STRATEGY… Leaving this Life with Grace and Gratitude, is a book that takes a hard look at elder care in America through the eyes of one of its most charming and outspoken elders, a nursing home resident named Bee Landis. The book shakes up the status quo by courageously revealing the guilt, shame and fear of millions of baby boomers that are dealing with aging and dying parents. Kelsey Collins urges all of us to “adopt an elder,” and shows the reader how fulfilling a relationship with an aging parent or friend can be. EXIT STRATEGY, also humanizes the aging process in a “no holds barred” manner that gently forces us to recognize we are not only all in this together, we are also all going to exit at some point. Having our own exit strategies will help us to live each day more fully, genuinely and more lovingly.
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For those with aging parents or looking for a soul purpose, this is a great book to read. Knowing your "Exit Strategy" and that of loved ones, will help you with your transition to the next life. I highly recommend this book, and it is an easy read.
Maldarbaq
I spend a lot of time in cultures where elders are valued, ancestors are alive, and death is celebrated as part of life. In my own culture, none of those things are true. Instead, they are aspects that we attempt to tuck away, out of sight. We turn away from being reminded that we, too, will one day face what we've been socialized to deny.

Kelsey Collins has written an important book for any of us. This book faces the areas I mention--head on. With humor and honesty, she documents the intimate journey she took with long-time friend Bee Landis. This is a celebration of zaniness in a human form called Bee, her spiritual clarity and "real-ness" as she makes sense of life while her own comes to a close--something we can all aspire to. What's equally important is how Bee's down-to-earth, blatantly frank wisdom leads the author to consider the very questions she counsels others to undertake. There's a transparency here that's refreshing. In an era when self-help mentors direct us to declare what we want, to dare to name it, there's an area I've heard none address--until now. How do you want to go? What's your exit strategy?
Jark
This book covers a subject that few wish to discuss, that of death, which seems rather silly as we will all get to experience this, and it is only a matter of when and how we go through that event. Ms Collins is a terrific wordsmith and I easily could envision the rich events which occurred in her shared time with both Bee Landis and others. While Bee was the main character, and what a character at that as she must have been a real joy to know, this is not just about her passing, but the riches available to all of us who take the time to know one another in this poignant passage of life. This book can be a guide for all of us as we approach that transition, as well as a reminder of the many rich souls rusting away in those units we call nursing homes or old age homes. We have lost much in the change of family lifestyles we now consider normal, whereas we formerly kept our elders with us to live out their lives in our homes and they would be the ones we looked to for guidance and wisdom, from the elders. I have gifted several friends with this book and continue to highly recommend it to others.
Nea
I read this entire book in one sitting. The topic: death and dying, is usually swept under the carpet and not ever discussed at social gatherings because it is viewed as depressing and negative. This book was anything but! Ms Collins tells the story through the discussions that she had with her elder friend, Bee Landis, over the course of many years. What a joy Bee must have been and so positive about her life as well as curious and practical about her impending death. I certainly took away the message that we handle our dying the same way we handle our living. When we approach our lives with fear and regret, when we fail to reach out and communicate with our friends and family it is truly a tragedy that follows us to our dying days. This book is a must read for everyone, because we all will be at the "end of our journey" someday and we all have special elders in our lives. Kudos also to Ms Collins for being a role model and adopting an elder to enrich her life and ours through her book, Exit Strategy. I'm going to recommend it for my book club.
riki
This book made me laugh and made me cry, but most importantly made me think about how I want to live. Death is just a summary of one's life, and it is the moment to complete the life. No one really has showed me different ways of dying, or I really did not realize that there were options in dying until I read this book. I envy the way Bee concluded her life, and I am very glad that someone showed me an example early in my life. If you are not ready to die yet, I can guaranteed you that you will be better prepared when the time comes once you finish reading this book.