A Hospice Chaplain's Field Guide to Caregiving
"I started reading your book ...and was hooked by the end of chapter one. An informative, compassionate read by someone who has walked the walk."
– Barbara Karnes, RN
Resilience in the trenches of love is the goal for which the Field Guide was created. Caregiving changes everything.
Caregiving changes the planet.
It changed me—teaching some tough and gentle lessons. As a daughter, I was in it, but now as a hospice chaplain I have some perspective on it.
It's not easy, in fact it is dangerous work but a good life needs resilience and that is one of the first things that gets depleted when caregiving.
My journey may look a lot like yours...(or not).
In the end, it is about lives well lived...and that, my friend, is about bounce. We can do something about that but not what the fates put on our plates.
There is pain and fear in the stories of caregiving. It's just part of it. In the end, we overcame the fear. Love won. I made a new life...one that fits me now.
May the thirty one notions be gifts to support you, as they do me—everyday, in the growth and weeding of a life well lived—wherever you find yourself now.
And thank you for all you do...