September 5, 2008

Book Review - We Carry Each Other

Most of us know someone who is a care-giver. This book is a handbook for us, teaching us how to talk to, assist, and support these care-givers. It offers care-givers advice on how to care for themselves and how to ask for help from others. It also provides suggestions on tangible ways for us to make a difference in the lives of those living with illnesses or those grieving the loss of a loved one. Most importantly, it provides guidance on how to talk to the ill or bereaved without offending them and show how the smallest gestures and demonstrations of friendship can have tremendous impact on someone else's self-esteem and sense of hope.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life's Toughest Times
Sharon and Eric Langshur with Mary Beth Sammons
R 726.8 .L36 2007