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Title Take good care : finding your joy in compassionate caregiving / Cynthia Orange with a foreword by Susan Allen Toth, author of no saints around here : a caregiver's days.
Author Orange, Cynthia, author.
Publication Center City, Minnesota : Hazelden Publishing, 2017.
Description xv, 235 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 610 O
Summary "In a time when tens of millions of people provide care for family members, older adults, and people with special needs, we should all be experts at it. Instead, we often struggle with caring for others while taking care of ourselves. In Take Good Care, author Cynthia Orange brings together compelling testimonies from a wide range of caregivers, advice from leading experts in the field, and her own hard-won wisdom to capture the subtle differences between caretaking and caregiving. With a foreword by Susan Allen Toth, the critically acclaimed author of No Saints around Here : A Caregiver's Days, this book shows us how and why caring for each other can be a mutually rewarding experience. It's easy to become overinvolved in another person's life and needs when giving care. Feeling burdened with expectations and resentments in a codependent relationship hinders a sense of joy, purpose, and engagement. Relationships require empathy and boundaries; with them, a codependent caretaker can transform into an intentional, self-aware, and compassionate caregiver"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A closer look at caretaking -- Family and cultural messages and expectations about caregiving -- Balance and boundaries -- The circle of care -- Cultivating compassion -- Joys, challenges, and the importance of caring for ourselves as we care for others -- When "lightning" strikes : preparing for the unexpected -- When "lightning" strikes : the special challenge of brain disorders and dealing with anticipatory loss -- Raising compassionate children and paying it forward.
Subject Caregivers -- Psychology.
Caregivers -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst00847349
Codependency. (OCoLC)fst00866213
ISBN 9781616496739 (paperback)
1616496738 (paperback)

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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  610 O    CHECK SHELVES