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If you’ve not done it yet chances are you will be a caregiver before you know it. I was one of those sandwich generation caregivers. That means I was caring for my dad and his cancer while I was caring for 3 small children. It is not easy to be a caregiver. Seems like it is just so hard to not only get anything done but to then give yourself the care and attention you deserve. This book is a powerful example of what to do when everything goes wrong. How to take care of yourself while you are taking care of the one who is sick. How to get yourself on your priority list so that you don’t get burned out. We all need this help and this would be a great gift for that someone special you know who is currently finding out that they are in the caregiving role.
Did you know that more than 44 million Americans provide care for family members and friends with chronic illness or conditions that require day to day assistance. In general, caregivers do this out of a love and real compassion, or maybe even a sense of duty for the person they are caring for. Stress levels can go through the roof when you are being a caregiver. Over time stress wreaks havoc on the caregiver as well as their loved one. We have to get them the support they need and deserve.
If the caregiver also has a family, a job, and other responsibilities and then you add caring for their loved one on top of that it’s a recipe for disaster. It sometimes is just too much. While it is a labor of love, it can be exhausting over time, and things start to fall through the cracks, including caring for their own health.
When Life Hits the Fan shares the experiences of a number of caregivers and activities that they can do to take care of themselves, body and soul. The practices in the book come from the author’s training in mindfulness, emotional intelligence and positive psychology as well as her own caregiving journey.
With a practical approach to stress reduction and easy to follow exercises, When Life Hits the Fan helps us understand what’s going on inside our minds and our bodies and ways to create resilience and care for ourselves.
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Why not check out a review of When Life Hits the Fan then grab it for a friend in need.
“When your world gets turned upside down to care for a sick loved one, “When Life Hits the Fan” is an essential guide to keep you grounded. Janet has created a highly valuable blend of real-life caregiver stories, science-based background, and easy-to-implement exercises. Every chapter gives you a greater understanding of what’s happening inside of you – physically, mentally, and emotionally – as well as practices to keep yourself centered and calm. To learn specific ways you can help yourself during trying times like these helps you stay healthy… and sane. Do yourself a favor, or someone you know who needs support, and get this book.”–Christine Clifton