We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life's Toughest Times

We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life's Toughest Times


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We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life's Toughest Times by Eric Langshur, Mary Beth Sammons, Sharon Langshur

A Course in Compassionate Caring

We Carry Each Other is the definitive resource on what to say and do when you or a loved one suffer illness or loss. What do you say to a friend with invasive cancer whose body is rejecting her second transplanted kidney? How do you answer when she says, "I'm really scared this time"? How do you comfort your next-door neighbor when she calls to say that her husband died in his sleep? And, what do you do if you are a fiercely independent single mom who is suddenly brought to her knees when she finds her teenage son is dying?

The stories in We Carry Each Other are born organically through the CarePages community -- one of the world's largest social networking sites, with over 3 million members, where lifestyle and health needs meet community and emotional support. These stories of everyday heroes are sure to inspire a social movement in compassionate caring toward those struggling with illness, loss, and life's difficulties, much like Random Acts of Kindness launched worldwide attention to simple acts of goodness.

We Carry Each Other is a guide to finding the courage inside ourselves to open our hearts and spirits, and reach out with caring and compassion when a spouse, child, parent, friend, neighbor, or colleague needs us most.

This is a support group in book form, with invaluable resources and tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573243117
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eric Langshur is the founder and CEO of TLContact, Inc., a Chicago-based healthcare services company that provides the CarePages.com service: a nationwide web service for patients, their families, and healthcare providers.

Sharon Langshur, M.D. has an extensive and varied background in the healthcare field. She has done extensive research and published papers on human genetics and has served as a genetic counselor.

Mary Beth Sammons is an award-winning journalist, author, and cause-marketing specialist whose work appears frequently in the Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, Parents, and Beliefnet. She lives with her three teenage children in Chicago's suburbs.

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