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A Beginner's Guide to the End

B.J. Miller, Shoshana Berger

5 mins

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A Beginner's Guide to the End is our guide to using the principles of stillness, cleaning, and grief to prepare for both our own death, or that of a loved one.


A Beginner's Guide to the End

A Beginner's Guide to the End

by B.J. Miller


It's something that many people most fear. Nobody wants to talk or even think about it. Death is the subject that has the power to stop us in our tracks, paralyzing our thoughts.

Whether we choose to think about it or not, we, and those we love, will die someday. It's important to acknowledge and talk about it as it actually makes death a little easier. Knowing what to expect helps us not be so blindsided when the inevitable happens.

B.J. Miller and Shoshana Berger's A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death contains the advice we need to prepare for death. Although it may sound intimidating to think about, doing so will help us live a better life.

Favorite quote

There is nothing wrong with you for dying. But you'd never know it from the way we talk about death.

- B.J. Miller & Shoshana Berger

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