Ellen's book will strengthen and guide you in your role as caregiver to an elder parent or relative, and help you understand your own physical, emotional, mental & spiritual needs.
Self-care in the Fast Lane
At first I thought it was just me…the busyness, the urgency to get things done, to fit it all in. Along with the paid work there’s the volunteer work, then the friends and family visits. There’s something in the air, it feels like, that has intensified our drive to get things done – almost an overload of everything.
Many of us are thoroughly enjoying the myriad projects we all have on the go – I know I am – we need to take very good care of ourselves, so we can continue on joyfully, to live our active lives.
Part of self-care is prioritizing those activities and relationships that stand out as being really important to us. The ones that warm our hearts. Surviving Eldercare, though written from a caregiver’s perspective (my own), for caregivers, is a wonderful resource for any woman. It can help you take care of yourself thoroughly, so you have the energy to do all that you would like to do.
Really we’re all caregivers in some way, whether for your family, your co-workers, neighbours, Church groups or clients. Many women are professional caregivers; nursing and supporting patients, counselling families and individuals, teaching children, or working in many other fields that involve caring for members of the community.
If you find this book helpful for your personal self-care, please spread the word and write a review. Our goal is to help as many women as we can.
Ellen Besso, Martha Beck certified life coach and trained counsellor, is committed to helping midlife women enrich their lives. She is the mother of an adult daughter and was caregiver for her elderly mother and a close friend; both passed away in 2011. Ellen’s personal goal is to live and work in a spiritual, heart centred way. She is the author of Surviving Eldercare & has numerous articles published on midlife and eldercare. Ellen’s second book, a memoir of her time volunteering and travelling in India, will be available at the end of the year.