Tips for dealing with Sudden Departure Syndrome e.g. Cruise Ship Costa Concordia

Almost 4000 left for a wonderful trip in the 114,500-tonne Costa Concordia around the Mediterranean when it "hit an obstacle" near the island of Giglio off the coast of Tuscany. Sudden Departure is a Syndrome now what with sudden events occurring...
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Jan. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- What does this event bring up in you with the sudden departure of some unfortunate people on a cruise ship?  
Nothing beats the shock of having to deal with a sudden departure of a loved one or some one you know. After the tears, depression and grief sink in - what next?  How do you manage their belongings? Do you know where what is kept and how? Do you know their bank accounts and debts (well...)? Do you know of their online activities? Etc., etc., etc.,

How? That is the question as most of us are usually never prepared for as the syndrome of sudden departures appears and happens all over the world.  How do we ensure that our life's path is well charted that our loved ones can pick up the pieces, whether we are there or not, if necessary.

Earlier explained in a book called Sudden Departure Syndrome, these  tips help to redress the problem of seeming lack of control, to control over our wants, wishes, desires at check out time.  It also helps people to live the dash after their birth  with quality and impact.  The ten tips in this extremely small but rich book are to alert people to stop being selfish and plan their lives for any eventuality, sudden or not, so that not only their loved ones can pick up the pieces which have been neatly and systematically arranged, but also that we and they can embrace life and celebrate the joy of living knowing that their affairs are organized in the event of a sudden departure.  With a set of directions pre-arranged, families can easily pick up any pieces and carry on.

These tips provide ideas for arranging our affairs so that we can  focus on iiving more qualitatively, consciously and spiritually. We are relieved from stress and distress, and are helped to let go of any fears and embrace the joy of living.  

The purpose of Sudden Departure Syndrome and Ten Tips, is to contribute to helping people alleviate their difficulties in organizing their lives; those who are constantly fearful, on the one hand, as well as those who cannot bear to think that they will one day leave this conscious life and cannot address anything that deals with putting their affairs in order- some of us fear living, some of us fear dying - Sudden Departure Syndrome and the tips included address both sets of fears.

The September Eleven impact started the thinking about sharing this information; a devastating health diagnosis gave birth to the book.; and events like Air France Flight 447 over the coast of Brazil,  the sudden departure of Michael Jackson; the many who disappeared during the earthquake in Haiti, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan; showed that the sudden departure of our  loved ones can cause unnecessary drama  for those left behind and faced with picking up the pieces, about which there is usually not a clue.  This book was created to help us carry on with our lives when loved ones suddenly depart, or in the event that we depart suddenly.  It represents a road map of their or our lives.  It also helps those left behind to cope more effectively with any grief or depression that might have arisen.

"Sudden Departure Syndrome has become an epidemic in all nations today, whether from divorce and abandonment or death. Muriel Glasgow following decades of service at UNICEF provides the first “world publication” to heal the pain of Sudden Departures. Finally a cure as important as aspirin in the 1920’s for the modern pains that face us. We all are included in this book through some one we know and hug. RUN to the drug store and get SUDDEN DEPARTURE which like Chicken Soup or Mars and Venus Colliding, and my own recent TAPPING THE SOURCE, is sure to be a mega READ world wide" -. Berny Dohrmann,  Chairman, radio show host, bestselling author, movie producer.

Ms Glasgow's  constant travels made her extremely aware of her mortality.  This book was just an idea during that period, especially since there were colleagues who lost their lives while on duty, at times alone or far away from their families, leaving those behind with the task of filling in the pieces of their lives.  The earthquake in Haiti took the lives of many United Nations colleagues, in a split second.  Families and friends are looking into settling their affairs with some difficulty.

"These tips provide an essential aid to all UN personnel, who may be assigned to situations and locations in many parts of the world at short notice, where medical, legal and financial conditions may be deficient and international communications difficult to access. It would be especially useful if generous donors could be invited to fund translation into all the UN languages, at least, so that it could be part of a package of essential information given to all new staff members, both regular and technical advisers." NT, NY

Military Personnel are grappling with the spectre of the syndrome which can rear its head at any moment.

Testimonials are given by those who experienced the sudden departure of loved ones and who are now living their lives moment by moment, organizing and living full lives. There are affirmations and quotes to sustain living life fully.

The idea of Sudden Departure Syndrome is to alert people to plan their lives before a potential sudden loss and to focus on returning to living more qualitatively, consciously and spiritually;  and to help them to release the fear of dying and embrace the joy of living.

The purpose is to contribute to people who have some difficulty in organizing their life, and who can think of nothing else but fear.

The problem most of us face is the suddenness of the departure of our loved ones, relationships, etc.  Their sudden departure leaves us helpless and hopeless and out of control as we have no clue as to their ultimate wishes.

“I had just seen my friend the day before and we had a great discussion going over old times.  He was just settling down into retirement and was planning a trip to his country in three months.  Imagine my surprise to learn the following day that he had died of a heart attack.  And the drama was that he lived alone in Canada, his wife was in California and his daughter in New York…and no one knew where he kept anything….” GM, Toronto, Canada

Sudden Departure Syndrome gives people tips on how to redress the problem of depression/lack of control and  transforms the tendency to chronic depression to a life of liberation and freedom and joy, with  people living their dash with quality and impact.

This book can be found at Create Space, as well as under the title, Sudden Departure Syndrome,  at Barnes and Noble online store -  It can also be found at MG Associates-Inc,

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