What Really Matters by Karen Wyatt MD
7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying

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What Really Matters is a collection of stories from the files of a hospice physician that reveal the end-of-life wisdom of several dying patients and their families. Each touching story provides a glimpse into the final days of life of a terminally ill patient through the eyes of the doctor who provided medical care during that difficult time. As the drama of each situation unfolds, profound life lessons are demonstrated that change the perspective of the doctor and the reader, as well, toward suffering, life and death. A spiritual discourse follows each story to further elucidate the meaning of the lesson learned and its application to everyday life. By focusing attention on "what really matters" this book encourages the reader to embrace the suffering that occurs throughout life and utilize it as a catalyst for growth and change. The point is emphasized that through the negotiation of loss and suffering one's character is deepened and consciousness can be elevated. This transformation is a necessary step toward healing the wounds of an individual life and toward solving the current life-threatening problems of our society and the entire planet.

About Karen Wyatt MD

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Published April 1, 2013 by Sunroom Studios. 174 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Wyatt (The Loss & Grief Survival Guide), a family physician specializing in hospice care, provides touching patient profiles to illustrate her seven life lessons, which include forgiveness, learning to "Dwell in the Present Moment," "Let[ting] Go of Expectations," and more.

Apr 30 2012 | Read Full Review of What Really Matters: 7 Lesson...

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Recently more people than ever before have begun to take a look at their hopes and desires for the end of life and are even putting those wishes into writing.

Jan 02 2015 | Read Full Review of What Really Matters: 7 Lesson...

Denver Post

Karen Wyatt, who lives in Dillon, has devoted more than a third of her 25-year career to hospice and palliative care.

Apr 22 2012 | Read Full Review of What Really Matters: 7 Lesson...

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