Losing a loved one is difficult for most, and almost impossible to bear at times for others. Knowing exactly what to do is a sensitive subject for many to discuss. In my many decades of counseling and assisting people who lose loved ones, I have learned some strategies over the years that can help us as our loved one transitions into the next life. When a loved one is going through the stages of death, it is hard to know what they are thinking or feeling, especially if their mental state is impaired. This book is not only a guide for those left behind, but to share with friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues and all who will have need of this information at some point. The Gift Of Presence provides 101 things you can do during this period. The ideas in this book can save you from the headache and heartache of this transition period, and help you negotiate the waters that everyone must sail through by giving you active involvement in the process of saying goodbye.