Professional Conflict Mediator Empowers Readers to Write Their Own Story to the Very End in Informative New Guidebook ‘How to Live Forever’

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From family dynamics to health care and must-do legal decisions, author and expert Kimberly Best, RN, MA provides readers with a guide to writing the final chapter of their life story so they can live fully and without regret all the way to the end

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In my time mediating clients and working as a nurse, I have seen so many people leave behind many unresolved issues which led to undue stress and pain for the client and family members. With my book, I wanted to help provide a path to a better ending.

Our lives are a long and wonderful story, full of highs, lows and milestones, and we have the power to end our life story on our terms and leave behind a dignified legacy. Professional conflict mediator and author Kimberly Best teaches readers how to finish their own stories well in her encouraging new book “How to Live Forever: A Guide to Writing the Final Chapter of Your Life Story.”

Best empowers readers to take control of their destinies by recognizing the life they live creates their story which turns into their legacy so they can be purposeful in writing that story to the very end. Through true stories and with questions and prompts, the book guides readers to not only leave behind the actual story of their lives but to make personal choices around legal and health care decisions as well as their end of life ceremony and relationships.

“How to Live Forever” asserts that learning how to finish life well will ultimately help readers share the gift of their final wishes with their loved ones. Best’s book empowers readers to put the fear of death behind them and come to terms with the reality of death so they can celebrate life and walk through the end of life with clarity, courage and compassion. Through her book, Best seeks to bring people together during a time that typically can tear families apart as she discusses the benefits of mediation as a vital resource in navigating the difficult conversations around the last chapter of life.

“It is past time to take away the taboo and to have these difficult, yet freeing discussions around the second most important event in our life – our death,” says Best. “In my time mediating clients and working as a nurse, I have seen so many people leave behind many unresolved issues which led to undue stress and pain for the client and family members. With my book, I wanted to help provide a path to a better ending.”

Endorsers such as Kenneth Cloke, mediator and arbitrator for the Center of Dispute Resolution and author of “The Crossroads of Conflict,” and Dr. John Trent, president of Christian organization Strong Families and author of “The Blessing” and “Life Mapping,” hail “How to Live Forever” as “a wonderful guide to gather memories and have those needed conversations” and a “seamless combination of stirring human stories, how-to lists, and sensible advice.” A reviewer with the American Bar Association called the book “a fast read and compact for all of the tips, tools, and resources it offers...Best offers sage advice and tips based on her work first as a registered nurse, and later as a mediator focusing on family conflict and elder care.”

“How to Live Forever: A Guide to Writing the Final Chapter of Your Life Story”
By Kimberly Best
ISBN: 9781973675334 (softcover); 9781973675341 (hardcover); 9781973675327 (electronic)
Available at WestBow Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Kimberly Best, RN, MA is a professional mediator focusing on conflict coaching, family and elder mediation. She holds a master’s degree in conflict management from Lipscomb University. She spent her early career as a registered nurse in intensive care, trauma and emergency medicine where she gained valuable experience in the medical system. A mother and grandmother, Best currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee where she runs her mediation practice, Best Conflict Solutions. To learn more please visit http://www.bestconflictsolutions.com and follow her on Twitter, @kabest05.

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