Creating Serenity in Chaos: A Unique Course in Self-Care for Caregivers

If you are the primary caregiver for a parent, spouse, child, sibling, or a friend or neighbor or expect that you will be, you need this book. If you are reading this book cover, it probably is because you have not found the resource you really need to care for yourself as you serve a care consumer who needs your personal support. This book is not about that person; it is about YOU. While there is no greater calling than to care for a loved one, it can be chaotic and challenging to your well-being. If you take a plane trip, you know they tell you in case of emergency to put on your own facemask first before taking care of others. Some people call it self-love. This book is chock-full of information and instruction in self-care based on professional research and therapy compiled by an experienced caregiver who also is an experienced researcher and writer. As such, the work is more practical and less theoretical, although it is based on many professional sources. It goes far beyond the usual content of most self-help books with a format organized into lessons and homework assignments. They address needs of the whole caregiving person that you are-physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. With this self-development, you can feel better inside no matter what happens outside. Now, who would not want that?

--Lewis Tagliaferre