Axiom Action Books
The Promised Landing • Notes from the Waiting Room • How to Efficiently Settle the Family Estate • Harvest the Bounty of Your Career
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Are you confident that the promises you’ve heard, or made, for a peaceful demise will be met? We can’t plan for what we don’t articulate. In this groundbreaking work you will explore our Dying Territory, identifying and naming every dying situation ahead of all of us. Through a guided recitation you will try each one “on for size,” moving the conversation into your heart, soul, and gut—where resolve for fulfilling promises takes root. Then examine the set of everyday obstacles to peaceful dying. This book will change both life and death for you and your loved ones.
How to advocate medically during any hospitalization, with a focus on aspects of hospitalizations that threaten to become, or do turn, terminal. The last third examining revisioning the end of life to support our universally-stated goal of dying in peace. A 2009 Colorado Book Awards finalist. Download a preview of Notes from the Waiting Room.
Many sources offer guidance for planning and building the legal scaffolding for an estate. Few exist offering guidance for settling an inherited estate. This succinct book does just and only that.Download a preview of How to Efficiently Settle the Family Estate
Axiom Action also publishes the award-winning full-color book, Harvest the Bounty of Your Career, by Deborah F Windrum. This exquisite full-color book is perfect gift for yourself or a deep-feeling, deep-thinking loved one who wants to explore entry into a next phase of life. Harvest uses a tree metaphor (roots, branches, fruits, seeds) to guide readers into a reflective state and out again into a future mapped to past accomplishments and envisioned achievements. This 172 page, 7″x9″ volume is a joy to hold, with 19 inspiring full-color art plates and a beautiful tear-off bookmark on the back cover flap.
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Are you confident that the promises you’ve heard, or made, for a peaceful demise will be met? In this groundbreaking work you will explore our Dying Territory, naming and describing every dying situation ahead of all of us. Through a guided recitation you will try each one “on for size,” moving the conversation into your heart, soul, and gut—where resolve for fulfilling promises takes root. Then examine the set of everyday obstacles we all face that infringe on peaceful dying. This book will change both life and death for you and your loved ones.
Have you endured, during the demise of a loved one, circumstances so distressing that you are determined to never experience a situation like that again? Are you worried that deaths of loved ones in the foreseeable future may play out contrary to what they, and you, prefer?
Do you wonder if what you have done, or have yet to do, regarding the end of your own life will be sufficient to increase your likelihood of dying in peace?
Are you confident that the promises you’ve heard, assumed, or made to yourself for a peaceful death will be fulfilled?
Are you certain that spiritual engagement will suffice to protect you from end-of-life outcomes you hope to avoid?
If you suspect that there’s more to “modern” dying than we’ve been told, if you want to make some sense of 21st century impediments, if you discern that wishing won’t go the distance and are ready for something that will, this book is for you.
The Promised Landing opens a gateway to peaceful dying. It presents a solution for a prevalent yet previously unidentified problem: our inability to differentiate among common dying situations. We’ll name and describe every dying situation we experience in today’s world. We will see all of them combined as our dying territory, where the different dying situations are way stations and destinations that we can learn to aim for, and aim to avoid. We will take a personal tour of our dying territory, imaginatively placing ourselves throughout it. We’ll then locate our dying territory within the larger context of other significant obstacles to peaceful dying.
The Promised Landing offers medical professionals new language to help guide the patients and families they serve toward more peaceful dying.
Preorder now for shipment of signed copies mid-April 2018
The Promised Landing Visual Sampler
The Promised Landing is independently published by Bart Windrum as Axiom Action. Purchasing here directly and significantly supports this work.
Want to die AT peace (in emotional and spiritual tranquility)? Got to die IN peace (through the untroubled experience—by both the dying and survivors—of the months, weeks, and days comprising a demise). And advocating medically—for any hospitalization—means far more than being a second pair of ears and eyes, or a signatory when our loved ones cannot speak for themselves.
It is possible that a loved one’s terminal hospitalization and demise will go smoothly, with well-considered communication, excellent treatment, and compassionate care for the patient and family alike—altogether, a humane container for a loved one’s passing.
It is possible—perhaps likely—that your patient-family will experience exactly the opposite—problematic treatment, absent or dysfunctional communication, and a dispassionate absence of care that leaves you feeling abandoned. These conditions result in needless shock and harm and a lingering, additional sense of loss. Through Notes from the Waiting Room you will learn how to mitigate and minimize needless, detrimental systemic shocks.
During serious and terminal hospitalizations, only two things really matter: protecting and using every available opportunity to commune with your loved one, and obtaining treatment direction from your loved one. These opportunities can be infringed upon. They can and do vanish. If we don’t utilize them, our loss deepens, lingering in our hearts and souls with additional weight.
Published in 2008, Notes remains completely pertinent to experiences still encountered by millions today. Although Notes predates framing our conundrums in terms of overcoming obstacles to peaceful dying, it delves deeply into the first five and remains the foundation for my live programs (see this site’s Programs page for information about the obstacles and their programs).
Patient-families are literally dying to know how to manage and best shape their end-days. That’s too hard a way to learn. Wouldn’t it be better to know in advance so that it doesn’t take a loved one’s death to have figured out, too late, the best choices and actions and when to take them?
Notes is written conversationally. It’s accessible, yet incisive; one way to describe Notes is that it’s a root cause analysis of systemic shock and harm. Written within the context of end-of-life, Notes room is primarily about how to advocate during any hospitalization. Notes‘ last third is a unique look at aspects of dying that few have considered, to help us revision the end of life in order to experience what we say we want: to die in peace.
Notes from the Waiting Room was a 2009 Colorado Book Awards finalist.
Safer hospitalization; less heartache; right closure.
Notes is independently published by Bart as Axiom Action. Purchasing Notes here directly and significantly supports this work.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOTES‘ FREE 46 PAGE PREVIEW FILE
The 46 page preview (of 336 pages total) contains:
• Cataloging in Publication
• Introductory thoughts for those in acute need or crisis
• Introductory story
• 2 lead-in pages to each of the following sections:
.. Section 1: Effectively Represent Your Loved One
.. Section 2: Effectively Manage Hospitalization
.. Section 3: The Imperative to Change End of Life
.. Section 4: Toward Heavenly Days
Downloadable files require a pdf reader such as Apple Preview or Adobe Reader.
Notes from the Waiting Room focuses primarily on understanding how hospitals really function and how patient-families can effectively function within them. Notes’ major topics include: • how to be an effective personal representative • essential legal documents • the distinction between treatment versus care and how that affects us • forecasting future events and minimizing needless, harmful shocks • obtaining decision-making assistance and family support from hospital personnel • a potpourri of hospital how-to’s • a complete, in-depth, one-of-a-kind discussion about quandaries related to resuscitation directives and treatment • the nature and realities of hospitalized dying • how to achieve the peaceful death most of us say we want.
Additionally, Notes offers a comprehensive discussion about how to consider, and perhaps arrive at, a decision to choose end-of-life care without hospitalization
Acting on any one of this book’s revelations will save your patient-family from angst and heartache that can linger for years afterward.
Notes from the Waiting Room Book Facts
6×9 with front and rear gatefold cover flaps (can be used as bookmarks)
336 pages, 17 page index
Estate settlement is a bittersweet coda to a loved one’s passing. This part-time business need not be defined by additional ongoing obstacles. Acquire your estate and fulfill your responsibilities with the fewest hassles possible.
When a second parent or a spouse dies, after we’ve fulfilled our duty and responsibility to help them in their passing, we who remain, designated as agent under a Durable Property Power of Attorney, and/or as estate trustee, have another significant task: settling the family estate.
It’s a part-time business that you’ll run for some months. If your loved one’s property is half a continent from your own home, the situation is even more demanding. How can you do what you need to do with the utmost efficiency, with the least cost, effort, hassle, and delay?
As with hospitalization, the entities with whom you interact may not, and sometimes can not or will not, tell you what you really need to know. How to Efficiently Settle the Family Estate tells you. Acting on any one of this book’s suggestions will save you from needless aggravation, wasted time, and expense.
Sure control, less runaround, easier results.
Click here to download a preview with the contents and full index.
Estate is delivered electronically in PDF format and will require Adobe Reader or Apple Preview (or some other PDF reader). It is formatted exactly as is Notes in print. Estate will print centered on lettersized sheets in case you’d like to trim and bind (6″x9″, wire coil suggested) at a place like Fedex Office.
There may be a short interval between purchasing and receiving the download instructions which will come direct from the author. Please be patient.
How to Efficiently Settle The Family Estate Book Facts
Downloadable PDF file
72 pages, 5 page index
This PDF file can be duplex printed centered on 8.5×11 sheets. Trim marks are included for those who wish to cut and/or bind (small wire coil recommended).
Harvest the Bounty of Your Career is written by Deborah F Windrum. Axiom Action publishes it, hence its appearance here.
If you are looking to make the next season of your life the best season of life, and to offer the fruits of all you have cultivated, Harvest the Bounty of Your Career will support your transition from work—or any endeavor—to a next career or stage of life. Any sustained, focused occupation from homemaking to a profession to an avocation may comprise your “career.”
This exquisite full-color book is perfect gift for yourself or a deep-feeling, deep-thinking loved one who wants to explore entry into a next phase of life. Harvest uses a tree metaphor (roots, branches, fruits, seeds) to guide readers into a reflective state and out again into a future mapped to past accomplishments and envisioned achievements. This 172 page, 7″x9″ includes 19 full-color art plates and a beautiful tear-off bookmark on the back cover flap.
For its full description and a deeply resourceful website, click the cover to visit Harvest the Bounty.
Download a sample chapter from Harvest the Bounty of Your Career