Take Good Care
Take Good Care is unique because it isn’t your typical self-help, memoir, resource, or reference guide. It’s all of the above. And more. It uses caregivers’ stories, up-to-date research, advice from experts, and her experience to discuss a broad range of caregiving issues, from finding our appropriate place in the “circle of care” to raising compassionate children and how family systems, cultural beliefs, and experiences can influence how we care for others. A thread in the book is the importance of self-care, self-awareness, balance, boundaries, and of being prepared—especially at those times of crisis when “lightning strikes” or a loved one is diagnosed with diseases like Alzheimer’s. (To read more, click here.)
The Phoenix Spirit, May 26, 2017
Twin Cities writer wants to help caregivers find 'balance:'
Some tips on "Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving"
West St. Paul writer Cynthia Orange has tackled some serious topics: addiction, recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder. Her latest book on caregiving is no less serious.
But “Take Good Care” (Hazelden Publishing, $15.95) is a refreshingly upbeat take on “Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving,” as the subtitle reads. Part how-to, part self-help, this resource-rich book offers frank and accessible advice to the 44 million Americans who are caring for family members. We talked to Orange about the rewards and pitfalls of caring for others and why we should avoid asking “What can I do?” (To read more, click here.)
Connie Nelson, Star Tribune, May 19, 2017
WSP author offers advice, encouragement to caregivers
If you've ever found yourself physically or emotionally exhausted from caring for a loved one, you'll be able to relate to and gain useful advice from West St. Paul author Cynthia Orange's latest book "Take Good Care: Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving." In the book she analyzes the subtle difference between caretaking and caregiving. Her goal in writing it was to help caregivers of all ages and all circumstances learn about the importance of caring for themselves as they care for others. (To read more, click here.)
Mary Diedrick Hanson, The St. Paul Voice, April 2017
CYNTHIA ORANGE: Award-winning author of books about addiction, recovery, parenting, post-traumatic stress disorder and family meditation introduces “Take Good Care: Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving.” Her book brings together caregivers’ stories, advice from leading experts in the field and the author’s hard-earned ability to capture the subtle difference between caretaking and caregiving. Caretaking, she writes, reflects a person’s deep need to be in control and accepted. Caregiving consists of more balanced behaviors that reflect compassion and concern for others. With nearly 44 million adults in the U.S. providing care for family members, this book couldn’t be more timely.”
Mary Ann Grossmann, St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 5, 2017