Another great new book from Chicken Soup for the Soul – Family Caregivers. It’s 101 stories of love, sacrifice and bonding. There are so many people in this situation, taking care of a family member while still having to take care of their own family. This book is a great resource for them, offering up some hope, some laughs and just some comiseration too. Taking care of someone can be very stressful, costly and I love that there’s a book like this for people to read, get some tips and advice, see how others did it and just something to help destress a bit. Sometimes when you know others are in the exact same boat as you it just makes you feel better, and helps you to keep going.
The sections in this book are great too – lessons learned, all you need is love, perseverance, saying goodbye and more.
There are some amazing stories in this one, and a lot of them really hit home. Even if you’re not taking care of a family member (or someone else) right now, you’ll find that a lot of people you know are represented in the book. I find it a great guide too to help others who are dealing with a tough situation like that. Whether it’s old age, mental illness, an accident – the book covers it all.
There’s also really great advice in the book – how to deal with many of the situations and stages that will arise taking care of someone else, and how to deal with them.
Thanks to Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2 lucky people will each be winning their own copy of this book. To enter, post up why you’d want to win this book. Contest open to all Canadians and will end Monday April 30th at noon. Good Luck to everyone!