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Monday, September 28, 2009


Author: Gemini Adams
  • Perfect Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Live Consciously Publishing; First edition (September 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615193757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615193755
Award-winning British grief expert, Gemini Adams, gently explains how moms, dads, and grandparents can realize the gift in goodbye, by taking six simple steps to share their wisdom and affection in a legacy of love, so that surviving loved ones will suffer less, if the worst should ever happen.
After losing her own Mom to cancer at a young age Gemini quickly learnt that a typical inheritance doesn t give surviving family, especially children, the ongoing loving support they really need. So, she started a survey asking: If one of your parents died, what would you prefer: to inherit their money, or a letter saying how much they loved you?
Over 90% expressed a wish for the loving letter.
Gemini bravely shares this candid and heartrending account of the painful insights gained from her own loss, to teach us that our real wealth lies not in our Financial Assets, but our Emotional Assets: the values, stories, lessons, voice, values, and affections that makes us who we are. Detailing practical ways to share these in a precious gift that will surely be treasured forever. Her positive message will soothe and inspire even those most fearful of the inevitable, to spring into action, and create a timeless memento for their loved ones. Readers will also learn how to:

* Guarantee the preservation of special memories.
* Limit the grief and suffering for surviving family.
* Provide ongoing emotional support and guidance.
* Achieve peace of mind and deeper meaning to life.
* Limit stressful end-of-life situations for everyone.

I lost my Grandmother a few years ago. Every time I saw her she would tell me that this might be the last time you see me. I would always tell her that she would always be there for me! I would say this so that I would not have to deal with the thought of losing her. I wish I could go back and tell her how much I love her. This book helps with coming to terms with the D-word, death. Since reading this book, I find myself writing little letters to my children to let them know how much I love each one of them and have cherished them so much! The book helps you deal with the loss of loved ones and how to prepare loved ones in case you are the loss. It inspires you to not fight over little differences in case it is the last conversation you have. It deals with the what ifs of loss also. An inspiring and emotional read that gets you thinking and brings you to tears all at once.


Very Good! You have to read this book!



Blogger Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

What an amazing sounding book. My grandma is 95 and is now in a home with other elders. She has been very depressed for a few years since her last sister died and we all know that she will be much happier once she passes. But she helped raise me and lived with me and my family all my life so the thought of her gone is too much. I tell myself every time I visit her that I should tell her more but all I get out is I love you.
This may inspire me to write her a letter. I too write letters to my son, in a journal.
Thank you for bringing this book to my attention.

September 28, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Gemini Adams said...

Hi Amy,

Just wanted to say thank you for the heart-warming review. As you will know from reading the book, my intention is to help others understand the damage that occurs when loss happens if we haven't done anything to prepare. My belief was always that if this book helped just one person, then it was worth writing.

It's wonderful to know that this has prompted you into the action of writing letters for your kids, lets hope it does this for many more. Your review will certainly help that happen! Thanks again.

peace and blessings,

Gemini Adams

September 29, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

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