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#Deathtweet Book01: A Well Lived Life Through 140 Perspectives on Death and Its Teachings Paperback – February 1, 2010
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"Tim opens his heart as a hospice volunteer at Laguna Honda Hospital. Through `#DEATHtweet,' he shares his heart with the world." --Mivic Hirose, Executive Administrator, Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco
"`#DEATHtweet'--When I listen to another make sense of the wounded body, we both engage in an opportunity for healing and wholeness." --The Rev. Will Hocker, Executive Director, Soujourn Chaplaincy at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
"Often we forget the importance of experiencing our lives. `#DEATHtweet' is a poetic reminder of life's tremendous meaning in and beyond the workplace." --David Houston, Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal
"These gems open the mind and heart with timeless wisdom. Whatever your concepts about death, savor this generous approach to being alive now." --Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Author of `Deep Coaching'
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Kurt Kicklighter, Managing Partner, Luce Forward
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Top Customer Reviews
Bill and I both like these books. Tim has faced death often, both in his personal life and as a long time hospice volunteer. He has moved through whatever fear or repugnance he might have had vis-à-vis death to a spacious acceptance of dying, death and grieving. This enables him to be a compassionate guide to the dying and to their caregivers as well.
#Death Tweet 01 explores five lessons or tasks that arise on the road to death: accepting and living with change, surrendering control, abandoning old stories and perceptions that no longer serve us, discovering meaning, and affirming relationships. He makes the important point that it is never too late to find meaning and fulfillment in life. #Death Tweet 01 is appropriate for both the caregiver and for the dying.
#Death Tweet 02 focuses on the caregiver. Tim uses the metaphors of the hero's journey and of the witness to describe the caregiver's task. He discusses the development of the qualities of empathy, compassion and kindness. The caregiver's task as a loved one approaches death and at the time of death is less one of doing and more about being. The best we can do at this time is to be open, listen and, to the best of our ability, create the psychological and emotional space for the dying to do whatever they need to do now.
By coincidence (?) I met Tim on a flight from Louisiana to California where we both live. I didn't know at the time I would call to ask for help with a friend, a year later, who was dying.
My 21 year old thinks Tim's books are of value, too.
Over the next few days, I read a number of "tweets" a day and I looked forward to that time of gaining insight into Mr. Tosta's unique and yet shared understanding of life. Initially I thought I would record a few of my favorite "tweets" so that I could continuously look to them for inspiration. What was telling and inspiring, though, was that I found myself jotting down more than half of them as having some significance for me and my life. I found myself continuously surprised that a message so brief could have such a profound impact on my thought process. I finished this book feeling both sated and wanting. Reading this was truly a unique and remarkable experience, and I feel thankful for my friend who recommended this book to me.Read more ›
While many of the tweats at first seem obvious --- essentially the golden rule --- they become far more meaningful in a context, or narrative, as Tim describes it. I think, however, that the fundamental framework remains one of death: our lives have meaning only because there is a finite aspect to it. We aren't unlimited souls with unlimited power. We make do with the tools we have --- and the most important tools remain our abilities to think and feel. Tim has expressed those concepts in a poetic way. Frameworks: Conflict in Balance Super-Aging: The Moral Dangers of Seeking Immortality
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tim Tosta uses Twitter to distill all the wisdom he gained during his many hours of sitting with the dying with Zen Hospice Project. Read morePublished on October 9, 2010 by Mind Deep
Timothy Tosta's "#Death Tweet"is a short and different kind of book. Subtitled "A Well-Lived Life through 140 Perspectives," the author is an attorney who became involved in... Read morePublished on April 28, 2010 by Jordan Gruber
Reading 140 tweets didn't sound like much wisdom or depth could be found but VOILA! Surprise! Surprise! Read morePublished on March 29, 2010 by John Renesch - "The Great Growing Up"
This work is brilliant; important and irreplaceable.
Tosta's insight and singular perspective helps shine a light amidst the darkness that conventionally shrouds this --... Read more