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Wherever I Am, I'm Fine - Letters About Living While Dying

Catherine Royce

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"Dear Ones,...." So begins each of an extraordinary collection of letters written to friends and family by Catherine Royce as she contemplated how she would live out her life as it was slowly taken from her by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease). Writing with great humor, candor, and insight, Catherine stares, unblinking, into the glare of her own mortality. She asks tough questions about living, dying, and her personal relationship with God, and makes a conscious choice both to live her life as fully as possible every day, and to embrace her death as the ultimate gift and adventure. The letters begin as a journal of her trip to India for Ayurvedic treatment after her diagnosis of ALS at the age of 54, and continue after her return to her home in Dorchester, Massachusetts. They chronicle her deep exploration of her personal spiritual beliefs, and how living her life with her death clearly before her both challenged and ultimately bolstered those beliefs. Her meditations in the deep questions of grace, her search for God in herself, and the meaning of life and death play out against the backdrop of her day to day challenges and triumphs. In her essay for the NPR series, "This I believe," Catherine gave voice to her belief that, no matter what life hands her, she always has a choice. "Every day I choose not only how I will live, but if I will live. I can choose to see ALS as nothing more than a death sentence or I can choose to see it as an invitation – an opportunity to learn who I truly am." That she truly lived these words is evident on every page of her letters to her "Dear Ones." In them she inspires us to view life's challenges as opportunities to strengthen our own understanding and spiritual connectedness. Published by The Royce Sisters. Distributed by Big Happy Family LLC.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Becket Royce, Amanda Royce-Hale

Length:

6h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:15

Introduction
Introduction

03:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:22


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:06