'Whom do you have unresolved issues with?' Author says fix your relationships before you die

Posted at 6:24 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 07:24:40-05

COOL SPRINGS, Tenn. (WTVF) — A former trauma nurse in Cool Springs is out with a how-to book about dying.

"My hope with this book is in something that is painful, has loss and sadness that there is also not regret added to it," said author Kimberly Best.

The book is called "How To Live Forever: A Guide to Writing the Final Chapter of Your Life Story."

Kimberly Best published her book forty years after starting her career in nursing.

"I've seen a lot of people die since then and for every single one of them I marvel with their story and I hope for them that they have a way to share their story," Best said.

Her book helps sick, healthy, old and young people plan for the end of their lives. The book challenges readers to get their finances, health care and relationships in order.

"We know that at the end, what really matters is not the raises we got, but our family and our relationships," she said.

According to a hospice worker referenced in the book, about one in two people admit there is someone in their life they are no longer close to, but wish they were.

"All of that is important, the medical decisions, your end of life wishes, your celebration of life, but at the end of our lives the most important thing is our relationships," she said.

Best will be speaking about her book at an Ask and Wonder event at The Well in Brentwood on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.