Mary Dwyer Reflects on Her Husband Finding Empowerment by Accepting...

When Mary Dwyer’s husband, Adie, was diagnosed with cancer at 49, Dwyer could not have predicted how fast death would come, nor how beautiful and hard that journey would be — for Adie, for their children and for herself. Yet, Dwyer says, in their heartbreak, a profound grace emerged. In “The Final Act of Grace: Mastering a Peaceful Death” (published by Balboa Press AU), Dwyer recounts an inspirational story about her husband’s death in a memoir that offers insights into how embracing one’s death can lead to something sacred and profound. The book is available for purchase at:

“As baby boomers face their own mortality there is an increasing enquiry about life, death and the spirit of all things including existential questions such as why are we here? What is my purpose? What is the meaning of life?” Dwyer explains. “This book reveals with a deep intimacy, a family’s reckoning with those questions as they face what might be our ultimate moment of all life - the time of our death.”

Dwyer touches upon the philosophies Adie adopted as death drew near. The author explains how her husband surrendered to the process of dying and found enlightenment, leaving their family in awe of his spiritual transformation.

Dwyer hopes in sharing her family’s story, she can help others ease the pain of death: “This is a book of invitation to celebrate life and use the knowledge of our impending deaths as a way to shine a light on who we are, who we want to be and how we want to create our world.”

“The Final Act of Grace”
By Mary Dwyer
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781504313384
E-Book | 212 pages | ISBN 9781504313391
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mary Dwyer is the founding director and CEO of Impact Solutions International, specializing in large-scale cultural change and ethical leadership. She works with business, spiritual and political leaders nationally and internationally. Dwyer believes that loving kindness is a powerful instrument for the transformation of global leadership. She views herself as a citizen of the world, travelling and working across the globe, but makes her home in Tasmania, Australia. Dwyer is on Facebook @ftlcommunity.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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