New Book Provides Insight and Guidance for Professional and Family Caregivers Struggling with the Consequences of Caring Too Much: Compassion Fatigue

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The Delicate Balance, by Phyllis Quinlan, is a must read resource for professional and family caregivers who are encountering the aftermath of neglecting to take as good care of themselves as they do others.

The Delicate Balance is intended to help professional and family caregivers who are suffering under the weight of caring too much at the expense of their own health and wellbeing." - Phyllis Quinlan

Phyllis Quinlan RN, PhD, registered nurse, international author, public speaker, and personal coach is proud to announce the release of her newest book, The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach for Professional and Family Caregivers. This poignant and timely work is intended to help those professional and family caregivers who are suffering under the weight of caring too much at the expense of their own health and wellbeing.

The Delicate Balance uses the ancient wisdom offered by the Tao Te Ching to inspire and provide guidance. The reader will receive insights on the signs, symptoms and risk factors of the toxic effects of caring too much. The guidance offered can provide the reader with the steps to take for re-establishing perspective and maintaining The Delicate Balance necessary to staying whole, healthy and intact while caring for others.

“Caring is the act of turning compassion into action. Caregivers are amazing and generous people who often develop the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue as a cost of prolonged caring for others in physical or emotional need. Compassion fatigue is the erosion of a caring nature. It can be the consequence of over exposure to patients, clients, or family members with chronic conditions,” says Quinlan.

For over 30 years, Phyllis Quinlan, RN, PhD has practiced as a registered nurse, educator, complementary therapy practitioner, consultant and personal coach. She understands that, “caring is not a sprint but a marathon and an undertaking of this nature requires preparation, training and a devoted attention to what it will take to keep you in the race.”

Her book The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach for Professional and Family Caregivers can be purchased by visiting Phyllis’ website http://www.mfwconsultants.com or on Amazon's Kindle Bookstore (http://www.amazon.com/The-Delicate-Balance-Professional-ebook/dp/B00BSWXN5S)

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