This book is now available for order.
Caregiving can be difficult, even on its best days, and staying upbeat is one of the most loving things that a caregiver can do for the care receiver—the person they provide care for and love so much. Reading affirmations is a quick and easy form of self-care that can help caregivers stay balanced and optimistic, which lends itself to a calm, healing environment.
This book of affirmations has been created specifically for caregivers and is grouped into chapters with titles that caregivers understand: caregiving tasks, safeguarding health, appreciating the day. . . which makes it easy to flip right to the section that offers the support that is needed at that moment. At the end of the book, author Harriet Hodgson provides guidance on how to write affirmations for those who want to go just a step farther.
Harriet Hodgson has cared for three generations of family members—her mother who developed dementia in her 80s and her twin grand-children who were teenagers when they lost both of their parents in accidents in 2007. Then, in 2013 Hodgson’s husband’s aorta dissected and he had three emergency operations. Surgeons managed to save his life, but he suffered a spinal stroke during the last operation, and his legs are paralyzed. Hodgson is now his caregiver and, when she needed a boost, she started writing affirmations. Once she started, Hodgson couldn’t stop writing them and a few dozen grew into the hundreds in this collection.
Hodgson is the author of 35 books and thousands of print/Internet articles. Hodgson has appeared on more than 185 radio/blog talk radio shows and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, she has given presentations at public health, Alzheimer’s, and bereavement conferences. Her work is cited on Who’s Who of American Women, World Who’s Who of Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories.
Hodgson lives in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband John. For more information about this busy author, grandmother, and wife, please visit harriethodgson.com.
Affirmations for Family Caregivers is available for order in the WriteLife online store. All versions (print and eBook) are available for order through Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other major book and eBook retailers.