There Is No Good Card for This

There Is No Good Card for This

What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

Book - 2017
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"The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain. When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don't know what words to use--or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the signature illustration style of McDowell's immensely popular Empathy Cards, to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation. Written in a how-to, relatable, we've-all-been-that-deer-in-the-headlights kind of way, There Is No Good Card for This isn't a spiritual treatise on how to make you a better person or a scientific argument about why compassion matters. It is a helpful illustrated guide to effective compassion that takes you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear. There Is No Good Card for This features workbook exercises, sample dialogs, and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe's research, including her popular "Empathy Bootcamps" that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. Whether it's a coworker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident, or a friend who is seriously ill, There Is No Good Card for This teaches you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062469991
Characteristics: 260 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm


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May 01, 2017

As a grieving parent, you'd think I would know what to say at times of loss for others, yet I get so lost for words; maybe because I know words can't make it all better.
That said, I knew I needed to get better at finding the right words and I stumbled on to this book. It's a quick and easy read and really should be required reading for everyone. I may even begin giving it for graduation giftsâ˜ș.
It's really good information, even for someone who's still struggling daily with her own grief and should know what to say already...


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