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Stan Goldberg Makes LEANING INTO SHARP POINTS Easier To Bear and Understand

  • Apr 19, 2012
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When you are dealing with a situation that you have no control over you can either choose to throw up your hands and admit defeat or find a way to bring some kind of peace to the situation. When caring for someone who is either in their darkest chapter of life or their last days, Stan Goldberg shows us through his book LEANING INTO SHARP POINTS how we can not only be there but make the time really matter.

I appreciated this book mainly because it came from someone who personally knows what he's talking about and has been in a place of feeling helpless but also realizing the importance of being there for others. Goldberg draws on his own experiences as a caregiver to show what is possible and how we can look at this not just as something to do but something we feel privileged to be a part of.

No one really wants to be alone, especially when everything seems to be slipping away. Goldberg reminds us that we have to be able to go beyond what might be said or done to the heart of the individual, letting them know that you are giving more than just time. You were giving them you.

There's nothing like being able to feel as though you have given your best, and for me I took from the book that the way to do this is to understand what it means to be present for the one in need of care as well as yourself, as well as bringing the best of yourself to each and every opportunity.

Written with the inner person in mind. LEANING INTO SHARP POINTS makes the journey easier to bear and understand.

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I am the President of Conversations Book Club, host of Conversations LIVE Radio and the Take Time To Read Literacy Campaign. Information can be found at www.conversationsmag.com.
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“Gentle and supportive, Stan Goldberg’s essential book should stay on your nightstand throughout the long process from diagnosis to death. You will turn to it again and again for practical, crucial guidance that you will use immediately, and often.”
Dianne Gray, board member, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation

“Stan Goldberg brings wisdom and personal experience as a caregiver and hospice volunteer to this compassionate and honest guide to providing care for the chronically or terminally ill. Written from the perspective of both the caregiver and the one who is receiving the care, it is a sensitive, rich, and often compelling resource.”
Andy Miller, MHSE, MCHES, executive vice president of mission, LIVESTRONG

“Stan Goldberg, through keen observation and personal experience, gives the reader valuable insights and practical advice on what to expect and how to survive one of life’s most challenging experiences.”
Gloria C. Horsley, PhD, president and founder, Open to Hope Foundation, and coauthor of Open to Hope
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