Timothy Tosta, author of # DEATHtweet Book 02: 140 Perspectives on Being a Supportive Witness to the End of Life, is an innovative, insightful and evocative speaker and writer. He is a cancer survivor, a seasoned hospice volunteer and an executive coach. He also is one of California's leading land use and environmental attorneys.
Following on the resounding success of Tim's earlier book, # DEATHtweet Book 01: A Well Lived Life through 140 Perspectives on Death and its Teachings, in which he disarms and demystifies death to expose its teachings on living a life filled with meaning and happiness, this volume offers direction to caregivers, family and friends in supporting a parent, sibling, spouse, child or friend at the end of life. How do you forge the helping bond, manifesting your empathy, compassion and kindness? How do you face your own fears and uncertainties in this daunting task? How do you address another's pain and suffering?
In bite-sized perspectives, the book describes two journeys--the heroic journey of the witness and the freeing journey of the other at the end of life. It offers perspectives on death and distinguishes pain and suffering. It addresses preparation for the role of witness and the work itself. Finally, it speaks to the difficult matters of compassion fatigue, active dying and grief.
Tim's personal experiences as a cancer survivor, hospice volunteer and being with his own parents at the end of their lives combine with his coach's humanism and lawyer's insight to create unique, rich and welcoming perspectives to the end of life experience. As life must come to an end, it should do so with the caring, compassion and love proposed by these 140 offerings.
# DEATHtweet Book02 is part of the THINKaha series whose 100-page books contain 140 considered insights (tweets/ahas!).