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About the author


Applying her vast experience as a storyteller to her passion, Kimberly C. Paul is radically changing the way people face end of life by enhancing the Death Positive Movement. After graduating from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, Kimberly began working on the set of Saturday Night Live, casting for CBS daytime programming and freelancing for several production companies in New York City. While working in the entertainment industry, Kimberly was captivated by the creative process of developing the arc of the story. As she observed the manic rush of writing comedy skits for live television and watched daytime television actors' storylines constantly evolve, she realized she had always been interested in the story. For the last 17 years, however, Kimberly has been telling a very different kind of story―a positive, inspiring story about designing a personal blueprint for an individual's end of life. Kimberly was invited to speak at TEDxAirlie in 2016. Kimberly's Ted-Talk, Who's That?" epitomized her passion for educating individuals about Advance Care Planning and the issues that may occur for individuals and family members if they do not prepare for end of life. During Kimberly's 18-year career in hospice care, her stories have inspired and empowered many to take action by documenting personal plans prior to the occurrence of a life-ending health crisis. Kimberly's enthusiasm and passion to positively educate people on how to plan for end of life is evident as she shares her stories through speaking engagements, writing, videos, and film. 

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Bridging the Gap
Life Lessons from the Dying
by Kimberly C. Paul

Overview


The stories in Bridging The Gap have nothing to do with death, but everything to do with all the days in between birth and death. These stories show ordinary individuals making extraordinary choices, inspiring others to take action in end of life planning.  But mostly these stories are encouragement to participate in life and to design a life around what matters most and not just allow death to be a final destination. This book is about the days lived prior to taking our last breath that could radically change how we die, how our loved ones grieve us, and even how the medical culture serves us.  Each story is based upon true events that have occurred in my life and during my time working in hospice care.  It is about life and living... until the moment it ends.

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Description


Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most. The author, Kimberly C. Paul, will urge you to discard what you thought you knew about death and embrace a new way of thinking when facing the end of life. Her stories emphasize that death and dying are not taboo subjects and encourage you to engage in light-hearted conversations as you face your own death or the passing of a loved one. This innovative and uplifting book is an invitation to move beyond the current standards of what death has come to mean in our culture. Bridging The Gap will empower you to design your death so it reflects your values, likes and dislikes and your personality. Death is not a final destination but a transcendental beginning.
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Overview


The stories in Bridging The Gap have nothing to do with death, but everything to do with all the days in between birth and death. These stories show ordinary individuals making extraordinary choices, inspiring others to take action in end of life planning.  But mostly these stories are encouragement to participate in life and to design a life around what matters most and not just allow death to be a final destination. This book is about the days lived prior to taking our last breath that could radically change how we die, how our loved ones grieve us, and even how the medical culture serves us.  Each story is based upon true events that have occurred in my life and during my time working in hospice care.  It is about life and living... until the moment it ends.

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Description


Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most. The author, Kimberly C. Paul, will urge you to discard what you thought you knew about death and embrace a new way of thinking when facing the end of life. Her stories emphasize that death and dying are not taboo subjects and encourage you to engage in light-hearted conversations as you face your own death or the passing of a loved one. This innovative and uplifting book is an invitation to move beyond the current standards of what death has come to mean in our culture. Bridging The Gap will empower you to design your death so it reflects your values, likes and dislikes and your personality. Death is not a final destination but a transcendental beginning.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Personal Memoirs

Language:English

Pages:190

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781732020900


Overview


The stories in Bridging The Gap have nothing to do with death, but everything to do with all the days in between birth and death. These stories show ordinary individuals making extraordinary choices, inspiring others to take action in end of life planning.  But mostly these stories are encouragement to participate in life and to design a life around what matters most and not just allow death to be a final destination. This book is about the days lived prior to taking our last breath that could radically change how we die, how our loved ones grieve us, and even how the medical culture serves us.  Each story is based upon true events that have occurred in my life and during my time working in hospice care.  It is about life and living... until the moment it ends.

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Description


Live vicariously through Kimberly C. Paul as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she has learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years. Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most. The author, Kimberly C. Paul, will urge you to discard what you thought you knew about death and embrace a new way of thinking when facing the end of life. Her stories emphasize that death and dying are not taboo subjects and encourage you to engage in light-hearted conversations as you face your own death or the passing of a loved one. This innovative and uplifting book is an invitation to move beyond the current standards of what death has come to mean in our culture. Bridging The Gap will empower you to design your death so it reflects your values, likes and dislikes and your personality. Death is not a final destination but a transcendental beginning.

Read more

About the author


Applying her vast experience as a storyteller to her passion, Kimberly C. Paul is radically changing the way people face end of life by enhancing the Death Positive Movement. After graduating from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, Kimberly began working on the set of Saturday Night Live, casting for CBS daytime programming and freelancing for several production companies in New York City. While working in the entertainment industry, Kimberly was captivated by the creative process of developing the arc of the story. As she observed the manic rush of writing comedy skits for live television and watched daytime television actors' storylines constantly evolve, she realized she had always been interested in the story. For the last 17 years, however, Kimberly has been telling a very different kind of story―a positive, inspiring story about designing a personal blueprint for an individual's end of life. Kimberly was invited to speak at TEDxAirlie in 2016. Kimberly's Ted-Talk, Who's That?" epitomized her passion for educating individuals about Advance Care Planning and the issues that may occur for individuals and family members if they do not prepare for end of life. During Kimberly's 18-year career in hospice care, her stories have inspired and empowered many to take action by documenting personal plans prior to the occurrence of a life-ending health crisis. Kimberly's enthusiasm and passion to positively educate people on how to plan for end of life is evident as she shares her stories through speaking engagements, writing, videos, and film. 

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