Wellness and Harmony

A Thirty-Day Journey for Hospice Caregivers

by John A. Love



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/11/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781973667353
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781973667360

About the Book

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

About the Author

Since 2009, John has served as a staff chaplain at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. He has earned an undergraduate degree in music from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; a graduate degree in education from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; and a graduate degree in theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia. John and his wife, Lynn live in Brown County, Indiana with their Australian Shepherds, Cody and River. John is available for spiritual counseling, bereavement support, and caregiver and spiritual wellness workshops. Please visit John’s website at johnalove.com or contact him by email at chaplainjohnalove@gmail.com An expanded edition of John’s earlier book, Fearless Living and Loving: Christian Hope for the Sick and Their Caregivers can be purchased online at Amazon.com