Although caregiving was a physical and mental drain, I would never trade the time I had with my parents and husband.
(PRWEB) May 17, 2012
Cynthia Stotlar is now both a widow and an orphan. Over the past eight years, Cynthia was the primary caregiver first for her mother, then her father and finally her late husband, Dave.
In her new book, “A Caregiver’s Companion: Spiritual Support for the Stressed Out Soul” (published by CrossBooks), Stotlar offers support for the over 65 million caregivers nationwide. These people, who are usually stretched thin and stressed out, lack the spiritual and upbeat support that’s needed for caregiving, Stotlar says.
“Being a caregiver is mentally and physically exhausting,” Stotlar says. “You feel so tired and alone all of the time. More and more, you’re forced to make tough decisions on your own.”
In the book, Stotlar offers 90 practical stress management tips to help others in this special labor of love. The hints, which are supplemented by relevant scripture passages and Cynthia’s personal reflections, come from a very personal place.
“Although caregiving was a physical and mental drain, I would never trade the time I had with my parents and husband,” Stotlar says. “Each one of them faced their mortality in a different ways. I was on three very different journeys that required three very different approaches to caregiving.
“While that made it challenging at the time, now I really understand and relate to others who walk similar paths.”
For more information, visit http://www.spiritual-support.org
“A Caregiver’s Companion: Spiritual Support for the Stressed Out Soul”
By Cynthia Stotlar
Softcover, retail price: $8.99
Hardcover, retail price: $28.95
About the author
Cynthia Stotlar earned her master’s in education from Central Michigan University. She founded and owned an HR-IT consulting firm, which she owned for over 16 years. She has co-authored three other books, “Career Compass for women, Speaking of Success, Power Tools for Success”. Her two sons, their lovely wives and six adorable grandchildren all live in the Chicago area. She lives in Topeka with her furry companions and lots of friends for support.
EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact:
(When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.)