Books Recommended on Self Care


Books recommended on self-care should start with Cheryl Richardson's, The Art of Extreme Self-Care. If you find yourself in the sandwich generation, then you are probably getting "squeezed" from both sides. You have obligations to your parents, your children, maybe your grandchildren. This book will be one that you should definitely add to your library. It is:





The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Own Life              One Month at a Time

by Cheryl Richardson
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Pub. Date: January 2009
ISBN-13: 9781401918309


  • a reference book

  • a self-help workshop

  • a journaling guide

  • a compendium of questions for reflection

  • a new life assignment book

  • Cheryl offers this book from the depths of her life. Both from her work with the founder of coaching, Thomas J. Leonard, as well as having to wrestle with the overwhelm of caregiving in her own life. She introduces Thomas's concept of "extreme self-care" to the broad public for purposes of healing and grounding people who are themselves trapped in their cycle of unending caring and giving. Giving to others to the point of utter exhaustion is ultimately destructive for you and those your care for.

    "I had to stop expecting others to read my mind and start being direct about what I wanted. I was challenged to try asking for help long before I needed it...I also had to begin asking people to share the load instead of being a hero by attempting to do it all myself."  page xi

    In 12 chapters you have exercises, activities, challenges and questions all designed to help you lift up a mirror to your own life and get a true picture of your life and how you are managing it.

    The idea is that you can only give your best if you are, at the core, caring for yourself the best. If you want to see that your family is well cared for, then your own health, your own environment, your own passions and interests, your own dreams all matter.




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