"Honoring All Those Scarred By War," blog for documentary filmmakers Betty and Ken Rodgers, I Married the War , May 21, 2019.
Take Good Care won a 2017 Silver Nautilus Award (in the Relationships and Communication category).
Blog for Hazelden Betty Ford Fdn. on “How to Love With Your Heart and Eyes Wide Open,” includes a video about Take Good Care.
Article on "How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief and Ambiguous Loss" published by nextavenue.
Discussion of trauma and my book Shock Waves on MyNDTALK.
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TAKE GOOD CARE: Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving
Nearly 44 million adults in the United States provide care for family members with disabilities or other needs. While they represent every age, gender, socioeconomic,racial and ethnic group, Cynthia Orange wants caregivers in all their diversity of backgrounds and experience to understand how caretaking is different from caregiving. Through compelling caregiver stories, advice from leading experts, and her own hard won wisdom, Orange captures the subtle difference between caretaking and caregiving. Read more
"...a rare combination of inspiration and information..." -- Lisa Sue Woititz, author of Unwelcome Inheritance: Break Your Family's Cycle of Addictive Behaviors
"Practical and profound...Ultimately this book is about how to have more joy in our lives as we practice healthy caregiving." -- Patrick Dougherty, licensed psychologist, author of A Whole-Hearted Embrace: Finding Love at the Center of It All
"...abundant in wisdom...insightful compassion that every caregiver deserves and benefits from, step after step, decision upon decision." -- Reverend Dr. Gretchen Thompson, hospice chaplain and author of God Knows Caregiving Can Pull You Apart
"An essential resource..." -- Harry Haroutunian, MD, former physician director, Betty Ford Center, author of Not As Prescribed
"...affirms that we are all part of the fallible and mortal human family." -- Susan Allen Toth, author of No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver's Days
To read an excerpt, "Caring for Ourselves, as We Care for Others," click here.
In addition to Take Good Care, CYNTHIA ORANGE is the author of the Nautilus Award-winning book Shock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One's PTSD. The facilitator of a caregivers' support group, Cynthia -- along with her husband, a Vietnam combat veteran -- often speaks to audiences about the effects of trauma. She has published hundreds of articles about addiction, recovery, parenting, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and caregiving in various publications, and several essays and poems in literary journals.
Books by Cynthia Orange