Life Lessons

  • Title: Life Lessons
  • Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross David Kessler
  • ISBN: 9780743204354
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Life Lessons A Message From Elisabeth We all have lessons to learn during this time called life this is especially apparent when working with the dying The dying learn a great deal at the end of life usually when
    A Message From Elisabeth We all have lessons to learn during this time called life this is especially apparent when working with the dying The dying learn a great deal at the end of life, usually when it is too late to apply After moving to the Arizona desert in 1995, I had a stroke on Mother s Day that left me paralyzed I spent the next few years at death s door SomA Message From Elisabeth We all have lessons to learn during this time called life this is especially apparent when working with the dying The dying learn a great deal at the end of life, usually when it is too late to apply After moving to the Arizona desert in 1995, I had a stroke on Mother s Day that left me paralyzed I spent the next few years at death s door Sometimes I thought death would come within a few weeks Many times, I was disappointed that it did not come, for I was ready But I have not died because I am still learning the lessons of life, my final lessons These lessons are the ultimate truths about our lives they are the secrets to life itself I wanted to write one book, not on death and dying but on life and living Is this really how I want to live my life Each one of us at some point asks this question The tragedy is not that life is short but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters In Life Lessons, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kubler Ross joins with David Kessler to guide readers through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to learn so that we can live life to its fullest in every moment Many years of working with the dying have shown the authors that certain lessons come up over and over again Some of these lessons can be difficult to master, but even the attempts to understand them are deeply rewarding Here, in fourteen accessible chapters, from the Lesson of Love to the Lesson of Happiness, the authors reveal the truth about our fears, our hopes, our relationships, and, above all, the grandness of who we really are.

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    About Elisabeth Kübler-Ross David Kessler


    1. Elisabeth K bler Ross, M.D was a Swiss born psychiatrist, a pioneer in Near death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying 1969 , where she first discussed what is now known as the K bler Ross model In this work she proposed the now famous Five Stages of Grief as a pattern of adjustment These five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance In general, individuals experience most of these stages, though in no defined sequence, after being faced with the reality of their impending death The five stages have since been adopted by many as applying to the survivors of a loved one s death, as well.She is a 2007 inductee into the National Women s Hall of Fame She was the recipient of twenty honorary degrees and by July 1982 had taught, in her estimation, 125,000 students in death and dying courses in colleges, seminaries, medical schools, hospitals, and social work institutions In 1970, she delivered the The Ingersoll Lectures on Human Immortality at Harvard University, on the theme, On Death and Dying.


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    1. A friend of mine with cancer gave me this book, and it encompasses many of the things I've tried to learn from her. Some people don't get to the best part of their lives until the end, and the authors give us many anecdotes and insights about why that is. Sometimes hell is other people, and our perceptions, but this book shows that the opposite is also true.

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    2. This book has changed my life! No other book has had such a profound effect on me. All of life's most important lessons are explained and validated by personal experiences of the authors or others.

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    3. Las lecciones de vida que nos muestras Elisabeth y David creo que a todos nos pueden ayduar en cierto momento.Pero me pareció muy repetido todo, no tengo nada en contra de los libros motivacionales, pero este me pareció eterno

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    4. This is the first book written by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross that I read, and I am delighted with it. I enjoyed every bit of it. The book is also written by David Kessler, and both give us a beautiful lecture about life. I honestly think that not many of us find true joy in living and life itself. We torment ourselves with trivial everyday's stuff but miss the big picture altogether. And if anyone understands what life is all about its the dying. They know there is no more time left to waste and the [...]

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    5. Easily the best non-fiction book I have ever read. I did the first read through without skipping around or skimming. Just like a chapter book, page by page. I have no doubt I will read this book a number of times as it is a book not to be read so much as studied, committed to memory and applied. I have a hard copy that I'll soon attack with my highlighters and I plan to purchase a digital copy as well. Can't say enough positive things about this work. It quite literally changed my life when it g [...]

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    6. A beautiful book with interesting insights. Nothing unforeseen, but good reminders about what it really means to live a full and meaningful life with no regrets.

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    7. Een goede vriendin en tevens vrijwilligster in de palliatieve zorg leende me dit boek toen mijn eigen moeder haar laatste 15 dagen inging, op het moment dat haar nog maar amper 1 dag meer gegund leek.Tijdens gestolen momenten verslond ik pagina na pagina, alsof ik door een onzichtbare kracht bij de hand werd genomen. Kübler-Ross' inzichten zijn van een onschatbare waarde geweest in het omgaan met mijn eigen stervende moeder op een moment dat letterlijk 'levensvreemd' was en waarop het pijnlijk [...]

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    8. I am troubled by this book. My biggest problem is that the foundation is that there is a God, and that everything will work out, and is supposed to. That philosophy I think can be quite dangerous, and can be an easy excuse for a lot of bad things. I find the advice to range for good to something I'd find at a 12 step meeting. I don't mean to insult 12 step meetings, but they are filled with average folk trying to do better, and there is a belief in collective wisdom, which isn't always justified [...]

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    9. It is somewhat interesting to read about the perspective of dying people.It is very disturbing to read about it when the author is full of presumptions (you could call it lessons), in other words common sense psychological truths on life. I suppose most people would agree with it so would not be bothered by it.But these ideas such as ´we humans all have the same value´, ´you must first love yourself before you can love someone else´ and all that shit I don´t buy unless it is explained. You [...]

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    10. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross dedicated her work and life to understanding and sharing lessons on how we die. This book was written shortly before her death and after she had suffered a couple of strokes that left her paralyzed and in a wheelchair. She shares that she was angry and often very ugly to her friends and family. She mentions that at least 75% of her friends were no longer in her life. She and her friend David Kessler discuss the lessons they have learned over the years dealing with patients [...]

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    11. Хорошо написанная книга, структурирована по темам (эмоциям). Книга поможет тем, кто испытал потерю или живет рядом с обреченным на смерть человеком, но еще больше поможет встряхнуть заскучавших на жизненном пути.

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    12. I'm not sure when I read this -- sometime in the past 5 or 6 years, I would imagine. She's a genius.

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    13. Read this book, and will never give it away. Taught alot about myself

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    14. "Go look now." - p. 224This book will change your life. Your actions and the way you do things won't change,but the way you think and approach life will after reading this book. Don't skip around the chapters, read it in the order the authors put it in. It'll make more sense and be more fulfilling that way. I encourage you to read it when you're older - about 18, 19. Definitely great for young adults who are on their way to start college. This book helps you set your own mindset and values. It h [...]

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    15. This book can change your life !

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    16. By times cliche, other times some good reminders

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    17. Life changing and wonderfully written by a very special lady. I often find myself revisiting this book, it has become my 'go to' in difficult times and it never fails to help me when I'm stuck.

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    18. an abolute treasure of life, people and emotions

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    19. This book was a good reminder of how I should be living life. It's good for the soul to play, be happy and positive, forgive, face fears, and enjoy every day.

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    20. This book is certainly worth the read. I like how the chapters are broken down into one lesson per chapter (Authenticity, Love, Relationships, Loss, Power, Guilt, Time, Fear, Anger, Play, Patience, Surrender, Forgiveness, Happiness, and Final Lesson). I can't say that I agree with all the opinions of Kubler-Ross and David Kessler, particularly not some parts depicted in the lessons on authenticity, guilt and fear. There are some very interesting thoughts within the chapters regarding relationshi [...]

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    21. Let's say if there were half stars this would be a three and a half star book. I loved it in so many ways but some of it bothered me. I understand that there is and needs to have a somewhat introspective look at life when one is dying, to me that makes sense and so many different things that come into your life when you are faced with death does that to a person. But I feel to an extent that to really live you need to look outside of yourself as well. To learn how to think beyond yourself. Some [...]

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    22. This was a very enjoyable and well-written book, and one of the last from the pioneer on death and dying research, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. I had expected a focus on death and dying, but the title certainly provided a clue as to the actually emphasis - Life Lessons. There is so much wisdom available for living a happy and fulfilling life that can be realized by considering one's own mortality and by working with the dying. Most of us in the West act as if death is something that happens to everyon [...]

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    23. I'm not a big self help book type of person. But this book was lent to me, and I'm so glad I read it. I've known Elisabeth Kubler Ross' name and was familiar with her work at the bedside of terminally ill people. This book is written by Elisabeth and David Kessler. Each chapter is a different topic. One chapter is on love, one on loss, one on time, play, anger, patience, etc Each chapter talks about patients they have met and talked with and how each person, with a limited amount of time to live [...]

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    24. This amazing lady changed the medical world with her stages of grief in 1969. Yet 6 years after a paralyzing stroke, her resiliency shines once again when she comes full circle to publish an encouraging book on Life and Living in 2001. This renown psychiatrist reminds us of our need for forgiveness towards ourselves and others, play, living authentically by discovering and nurturing joy inside out, maintaining healthy boundaries, letting go of the desire to control others, patience, unconditiona [...]

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    25. An interesting look at how to live life through the lens of death. I found the back and forth dialogue between the two authors somewhat disconcerting at times, but both added valuable insight into some things that it would be wise to see a little before your deathbed. But whether or not you would gleen that insight until you're there is, of course, another story. I picked this one up as my father was edged closer to his death. I thought it may give me some inkling to how to react, and it let me [...]

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    26. I loved this book. Featuring thoughts from the two authors and snippets of interviews with people they have encountered through their work, this book gently guides the reader through aspects of life such as love, anger, forgiveness and play. They show us how, if we can understand and recognise the lessons such emotions can teach us (even when it seems there's nothing to learn and no good can come out of a situation), we can live fullfilling lives every day. It is simply written and never preachy [...]

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    27. Loved this book! Dr. Kubler-Ross left such a remarkable legacy. A quote that summarizes what the book is about, "People make enormous changes at the very end of their lives. We wrote this book to take the lessons from the edge of life and give them to people who still have lots of time to makes changes and to enjoy the results.". I highlighted so many points in this book, my favorite: "You don't get another life like this one. You will never again play this role and experience this life as it's [...]

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    28. Из миллиона жизнеутверждающих книг, эта книга - просто классная и ненапряжная. Возможно, сотни описанных в ней вещей вам покажутся глубоко очевидными и дико утомляющими. Это хороший знак! Это значит, что в вашей в жизни все прекрасно: вы занимаетесь любимым делом, вокруг вас [...]

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    29. A book with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross as one of the authors, a psychiatrist who incorporated near-death studies in her practice. The contents are by no means morbid or depressing, just lessons we ought to incorporate into our living, while healthy and well. The writing style is anecdotal and the tone reassuring. It addresses topics that any one of us could have at some stage in our lives. Psyche struggles are put into perspective. Any seemingly 'taboo' subject is made more common when you realize t [...]

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    30. I first read Ross when in college and was very impressed. I just grabbed this book in the library when I saw it was from Ross, not knowing it was about death and dying. My Father passed away two weeks ago, and I've really been suffering his loss, big time. This book is touching on many of the emotions I'm feeling. Anyone who is experiencing loss should read this book, and anyone who is not, should read it too. Because no matter how long our lives seem to be, they are always short. This book is i [...]

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