Caregivers give and give, but who comforts them in return? To help them avoid depletion, exhaustion and sacrifice, retired nursing professor Linda Edgar says they should receive nurturing, too.
Edgar’s book, A New Look at Caregiving: Two Halves of a Whole, asks readers to recognize care to the caregiver as essential because caregivers’ needs are as important as those they serve. Says Edgar: “In fact, by caregivers taking their health equally seriously, they can provide better care to their loved one or client.”
It is through dedicated self-care that those who help others gain wisdom, develop a deeper sense of self and let go of worry, guilt, and physical and emotional turmoil.
Here are 11 inspiring quotes collected from Edgar’s slender volume of wisdom: