Dianne Porter Examines Love, Family, Devotion and the Human Spirit in Light of a Personal Tragedy

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New book follows Porter’s remarkable journey of healing after her mother’s death.

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Writing kept me going. I discovered the people I needed to talk to found it hard to hear what I was sharing too so they could read what I wrote at their own pace in private

Losing a loved one is a devastating event and coping with grief and bereavement can be painful and difficult. When author Dianne Porter’s mother passed away, she found herself struggling not only with tumultuous emotions affecting her behavior also with how she communicated her feelings to the people dear to her as her mother and daughter relationship was changing forever. Eventually, Porter found catharsis in writing and discovered that she could use this medium by expressing herself and capturing the lessons that she learned from this heartbreaking episode involving hospice palliative care. In her new book, My Mother’s Way of Dying Well, she shares comfort for those struggling with a similar tragedy. Readers are invited to join her in tracing her journey through the dying and death of her mother to healing after her loss.

Porter became her mother’s primary caregiver after she was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer and her role affected all of her family relationships. Seeing her mother go through the agonizing experience was tough and expressing what she felt throughout the ordeal proved just as overwhelming.

She opens up, “Sharing my mother’s journey leading up to her death and after it as co executor of her estate was very emotionally exhausting for me. Writing kept me going. I discovered the people I needed to talk to found it hard to hear what I was sharing too so they could read what I wrote at their own pace in private.”

In My Mother’s Way of Dying Well, Porter bravely gives voice to the darkness that came during a time of weakness, more importantly she talks about the spiritual journey that unexpectedly unfolded. Her story is an honest account of the pain of loss but most of all it is a triumphant testament of love, family, devotion and the power of the human spirit.

Deeply moving, honest and insightful, My Mother’s Way of Dying Well is a universal tale of healing that will comfort the heart, nourish the soul and uplift the spirit.

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About the Author
Dianne Porter is currently a resident of Canberra, Australia and a descendant of Tidbinbilla Pioneers through her father. She has worked as the director of a private nursing practice whose services included palliative care to community based patients. While working in that capacity she was a member of the government initiated ITAB that developed the initial competencies of aged care worker training in Australia for two years and has been active as a workplace assessor and trainer in these skills.

In addition to being an author and nursing professional, Porter is also a singer songwriter. Together with her husband, Michael Porter, they perform regularly as music volunteers in Canberra, Australia. Since January 2010, the couple has hosted their own voluntary musical outreach called Jammalong in Canberra. She has been writing creatively for several years and has published two books, My Mother’s Way of Dying and Postcards From My Soul.

My Mother's Way of Dying Well * by Dianne Porter
Reflections by the Author on Her Parents' Deaths
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 386 pages; 978-1-4836-2643-7
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 386 pages; 978-1-4836-2644-4
Ebook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4836-2645-1

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at 1-800-455-039. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8088 6078 or call 1-800-455-039.

Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at 1-800-455-039 or on the web at http://www.Xlibris.com.au.

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