- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Tate Publishing (December 16, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1606962973
- ISBN-13: 978-1606962978
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,257,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
You Want Me to Do What? Paperback – December 16, 2008
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The journal exercises in this book allow caregivers to focus on themselves and their needs if only for a moment. And with that focus comes insight and understanding. As Goodwin writes in her introduction, journaling "can strengthen your relationship with yourself." Research shows that journaling can also relieve stress to help caregivers stay healthy. And, it doesn't take much time. Godwin asks her readers to give it 15 minutes a day. Even the most harrowed caregiver owes herself that much.
I wish I'd had this book to give to my mother as she tended my father almost around-the-clock during the last four years of his life. I wish I'd had this book for myself as I flew back and forth across the country feeling guilty and helpless.
Goodwin's writing prompts apply to anyone caught in the web of caring for a chronically ill friend or family member. I think the prompts - and the journaling process - could be equally beneficial to the patients as well. I highly recommend this book.
The book is compassionate toward the ones we care for as well as for the caregiver and reminds us to be patient with ourselves and have compassion for ourselves despite what's happening "in the moment."
This book is small enough to fit into your pocket, so that you can journal whenever a free moment hits - or make a free moment by taking it into the bathroom with you!
Author Goodwin says, "Think of it this way: Remember how the flight attendant on the plane tells parents to put on their own oxygen masks before they try to assist their children? The same thing applies to you as a caregiver. You have to take care of yourself, or you're no good to the person you're caring for. Journaling is your oxygen mask."
Over fifty million caregivers spend every spare minute driving to medical appointments, stopping at the pharmacy, cooking, answering questions, paying bills, and helping with matters that used to be private.
Journaling for Caregivers allows users to process their stress and celebrate what is right. And this book gives you open-ended instructions on spilling your guts in the safety of a private journal. Best of all, it offers two hundred sentence starts to help you start the journaling process.
Author of Husbands May Come and Go but Friends Are Forever