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Great Reading for Caring People

Print & Audio Books
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The Art of Presence by
Eckhart Tolle

The Art of Presence is your opportunity to join the author of the seminal book, The Power of Now,  for a simple retreat from the chaos and uncertainty of the story of your life into the ever-expanding awareness of the fullness of life in the present moment. Great for busy caregivers who can listen during occasional quiet moments, or while performing mundane tasks like washing dishes or laundry.

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The Conscious Caregiver
by Linda Abbit

This slim, easily accessible book teaches you how to navigate caring for your loved one, whether it’s full-time in-house caregiving or hiring support from outside services. With information on how to talk to your loved ones about the situation, handle the emotional stress, stay financially secure, and take the time to care for yourself, this guide can help you care for your loved one and yourself at the same time.

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When Things Fall Apart
Heart Advice for Difficult Times
by Pema Chödrön

The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Pema shares her own experiences, through marriages, divorce and parenting with humor and wisdom in this resources for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Many times I have opened this book randomly and found solace.

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In this succinct guide to lasting happiness, Dr. Hanson has distilled 40 years of clinical work and teaching into the tools that actually work. Each of these 12 tools grows a key inner strength for resilience, allowing you to enter a positive cycle in which resilience creates a sense of well-being, which creates even more resilience, and so on. Developed from his incredibly popular online course called The Foundations of Well-Being, this essential book offers everything you need to shore up these powerful inner strengths. In his inimitable friendly, warm, straightforward tone, Dr. Hanson shares stories, support, and simple thoughts and actions that lead to deeply rooted change. Here is the groundwork that will allow you to meet life with a whole heart.