Those who serve the dying confront high-acuity challenges each and every day. Yet, as hospice caregivers learn how to cope and persevere, their work becomes more and more meaningful, more and more rewarding. To that end, it is hoped that Wellness and Harmony will inform, uplift, and inspire you—whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or a proud veteran. The material is thought provoking, yet reassuring. Much of the content is spiritual in nature, but not religious. Perhaps the lessons will help you perceive the world a bit differently, and that alone can be wonderfully energizing. You’ll find helpful tips, practical interventions, and quiet reflections.
Think of this endeavor as an opportunity for introspection. Therefore, allow the pathway to turn inward. By looking deeply into your heart, you’ll become a more compassionate and effective caregiver, a more loving and supportive partner, and a more fulfilled and grateful person. And yes, an introspective journey will strengthen your most important relationship: the one you have with God. Each triumphant venture begins with a humble first step. Are you ready to do the work? Are you eager to add more wellness and harmony to your life?
Praise for Wellness and Harmony …
“By following the guidelines of intentional living—by being proactive rather than reactive—I’m able to bless the things I can’t change. I’m able to let them go!”
—Rhonda Konicki, advanced practice nurse
“Spiritual insights that will brighten your day at work, and at home.”
—Rev. Tom Myers, chaplain
“I’m better equipped to handle stress ‘under fire’ and turn obstacles into opportunities.”
—Kristie Lindon, registered nurse
“Innovative methods for achieving work-life balance.”
—Bonnie Orlins, licensed independent social worker
“Compelling stories, and lots of wow moments!”
—Deb Hunter, registered nurse
“This journey not only helps you recognize the gifts of bedside care, it empowers you to cope with the challenges as well.”
—Dana Datz, registered nurse