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"I don't have time for this": A compassionate guide to caring for your parents and yourself. Paperback – April 9, 2015
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Katherine Arnup is a social historian, professor, and life coach. She is a recognized expert on issues related to loss, aging and dying and its impact on families and communities. Her most recent scholarly publication was Death, Dying and Canadian Families, published by the Vanier Institute of the Family. As a certified professional coach, Katherine focuses on helping people through all sorts of transitions Katherine has felt loss and its impact first-hand. Despite a profound fear of death, she became her sister’s caregiver, confidante, and advocate when she was dying of cancer at the age of 51. The experience was life-changing – Katherine recognized the importance of being present and showing up for the more challenging experiences of life. The loss of her sister led to hospice training and volunteering each week for more than a decade at a residential hospice. Katherine has sat with countless families and friends as they experience the sadness and struggle of losing loved ones. She is a passionate advocate for providing dignified and caring support for dying people and their families. Katherine has been a university drop-out, a hippie, a grade one teacher, a graduate student and a university professor. She is a family caregiver, a mother, a grandmother, a Buddhist, a late-in-life wife, a guitar player, and a recent convert to the ukulele. She lives with her partner in Canada's capital city, Ottawa, Ontario.
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The author provides a map of sort to bring up the subjects of caregiving and end of life decisions with loved ones and to navigate the highs and lows inherent to a caregiving journey.
I highly recommend this book: its guidance will be a blessing and a comfort to all caregivers.
—Koshin Paley Ellison, Co-Founder, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care www.zencare.org
Whether for your own parents or to suggest to a friend going through this, this is the time of our lives when such a guide is invaluable.
It's also a guide for caring for ourselves as those who want to provide the best and most compassionate care and support to our aging loved ones.
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Katherine's book is filled with heartfelt wisdom from her life experiences and education.Read more