I believe the Journal would be beneficial to people of any age to set out their final wishes and would be best considered at a time when decisions can be made cognitively.
The community information forum ‘Dying to Know’ organised by Shanna Provost was highly successful, enlightening, providing a platform for professional and lay people to discuss issues… regarding the many aspects of ‘putting their house in order’.
The Hon Andrew Constance MP
Member for Bega, NSW Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations 2014
What a brilliant idea… thought-provoking… good tool to start a conversation within your family… makes dying normal.
Bega Valley Hospice Group
As Mayor of Eurobodalla Shire Council, I am very much aware of our Shire’s aging population and see the Journal as an essential tool to help people put their affairs in order while they are able to do so.
Councillor Lindsay Brown
Mayor of Eurobodalla Shire 2014
My father was so impressed. He was off to the solicitor to document everything and then your book arrived. He cancelled the appointment and is raving about the book.
Ideal Anti Ageing NSW 2014
Congratulations on a great idea. I heard you on the ABC and ordered one straight away. Must admit to some regret that I have nothing to list in the section outlining ‘Skeletons in the Closet’. Hoping you will visit Canberra again soon.
My parents in law have held all their information close to their chests for their whole life and unfortunately they have days where they are not able to communicate clearly with us. This will guide them to provide us with the information we need to fulfil their wishes – thanks so much.
McMillan Staff Development 2012
A fabulous guide, guaranteed to ease the load for loved ones left behind.
Author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying (Hay House) 2013
An excellent resource for getting ones financial affairs and life wishes in order. One can never know when ones time is done here. great to be able to prepare for those left behind.
Narooma NSW 2013
As a single parent and business owner I realised that my kids, clients and family overseas could suffer financial loss, extra costs, loss of their websites and untold hassle if anything happened to me…. I didn’t know what to do about it. Along came the Rest Easy Journal to guide me through the process. Now I know that my death or temporary incapacitation won’t add hardship to the grief my family and friends may be feeling.
Narooma NSW 2014
I just wanted to thank you so much for your Rest Easy Journal. My father recently passed away and as executor of his will I found your book was extremely helpful to prompt me who to contact. It was also great to have it on hand to get Mumís affairs in order. I would highly recommend it to anyone of any age.
Dementia Advisor, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW 2013
Introducing the journal Rest Easy written by Shanna Provost is an elegant way to enter into conversations about dying and begin to make friends with this final stage. I personally did this with someone who was haemorrhaging a large amount of blood and I was anxious that if he died I had no idea what his wishes were. Once we addressed the journal’s questions the sense of relief was palpable for both of us.
Josephine Richardson RN
New South Wales 2010
It certainly fulfils an important purpose in the community.
Senator for the ACT, Australia 2005