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My-Bucketlist Blog - July 2013

Sir Ray Avery to share his tips on Guardianship

We are please to announce that Sir Ray Avery, pharmaceutical scientist, inventor, and social entrepreneur will be sharing his insights into how you should select and appoint guardians for your children.

Check our blog on Saturday 3 August to see his tips for guardianship.

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Creativity shouldn’t end at the gates of cemetery

For a nation that prides itself on creativity, New Zealand’s cemeteries are something of an embarrassment.  Row after row of slabs of marble or granite engraved with a few vital statistics may be okay for some of us (and we’re not knocking “simple elegance” – it has its place, and durability and weatherproofness are important features), but isn’t it time we livened it up a bit?   Read more »

Famous “Deathbed” quotes

We loved these quotes from famous historical figures.  Who knows if they realised these would be their last words…

“I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.” Humphrey Bogart

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Avoiding the Top 5 Regrets When Faced with Death

Australian Nurse, Bronnie Ware, who comforted those in the last few days of their life has compiled a list of the Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

Bronnie writes of how we all grow when faced with our own mortality and of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives.

Here are the most common 5 themes from Bronnie’s book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying:


1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”

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