"This is a 'how to' book with a big difference. Wish I’d thought of it."
Toni Lamond (AM)
Author of: First Half, Along the Way, Still a Gypsy
Awards: Two Logie Awards, Australian Centenary Medal, J.C. Williamson Award, Helpmann Award, Equity Lifetime Achievement Award, Order of Australia
"This is a lovely insight into death, and preparation for that inevitable event. Sue is sensitive to the fear that is around the subject – and the three stories embrace very different approaches which I feel opens up options even more for discussion.
Well-worth reading, discussing, planning, and know that your send-off will be as you wish – with the right type of music! I recommend Sue’s book I’m Dying… Let’s Party!"
Author of: Ethics of a Psychic Reading
Health and Chronic Pain columnist
“An amazing heart-wrenching and tear-jerking book, yet positive and practical. Written from the heart and badly needed for families living with the knowledge of imminent or near imminent passing.”
Palliative Care Volunteer
President – Australian Reiki Connection Inc., the Association of Australian Reiki Professionals
“I’m Dying… Let’s Party! is a must have for every family. Use this book to plan ahead and break down the barriers and end of life burdens. Realize that it is very healthy and wise to break tradition and express love and the life lived.“
Debra Lynn Hayes
Author of: RISE…What To Do When Hell Won’t Back Off
If you want your farewell to truly reflect your life and passions, then this book is for you. Why not say your goodbyes before you die? Don’t leave it to chance - or to strangers. Whether you want to be at your own party, or you just want to ensure your wishes are respected, don’t wait. Plan your own bon voyage party or “living wake”. It doesn’t need to be daunting or overwhelming. Sue will show you just how easy it is to take control of your own life and your departure from it!
Sue uses three illustrative stories of people facing death to show you ways to think outside the box. The three main characters are different ages, are from different backgrounds, and work out ways to say goodbye that truly represent them. The stories are used to help you get thinking about your preferences and what you might like. The second section of the book is a special guide for planning (or possibly helping someone else plan), a special bon voyage.
There are resources, suggestions, checklists, and links to helpful information for Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, and New Zealand.
Sue Lake-Harris has a background as a celebrant, holistic health teacher and practitioner, event manager and performing arts teacher. Sue has used her experiences as inspiration to create the three stories and the associated guides and tips that will help you tailor an amazing farewell that truly reflects the person who will be saying goodbye - you.
You can find Susan Lake-Harris on the net and facebook.