The Sandwich Years

How to survive when the people in your life need you most

Author: Alana Kirk

Publisher: Hachette Ireland

ISBN: 1473627524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The Sandwich Years is the heartfelt, inspirational story of the bond between mothers and daughters, and how one woman - through caring for the person she had relied on the most - finally found herself. Alana Kirk, married with two children and a third on the way, often found herself stretched between the various demands on her time - parenting, marriage, work, friendship, self. But when her mother suffered a massive stroke, just days after the birth of daughter Ruby, Alana's life became unrecognisable. The next five years - 'the sandwich years' - were a time of heartbreak and difficult choices as Alana lost herself amid part-time caring for her mother, supporting her father and parenting three young daughters, while also attempting to get her career back on track. But it was also a time of growth and love as Alana rediscovered the joy her loved ones bring to her life, and learned how to find a way back to herself. The Sandwich Years is a celebration of mothers and daughters, and everyday warriors. (Previously published as Daughter, Mother, Me)

The Family Squeeze

Surviving the Sandwich Generation

Author: Suzanne Kingsmill,Benjamin Schlesinger

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802071347

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 199

View: 5611

The Sandwich Generation refers to the growing numbers of middle-aged people who must care for both children and elderly parents while trying to manage the stress of full-time jobs. 'Everything they say is practical and useful.' - Globe and Mail

The Highly Sensitive Person

Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806536705

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 5972

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person? Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the HSP, it's a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, and an HSP herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations. Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life. Updated with a new Author's Note, including the latest scientific research, and a fresh discussion of anti-depressants for HSPs, this edition of The Highly Sensitive Person also includes: Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivities Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the process Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationships Tips on how to deal with overarousal Information on medications and when to seek help Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit "Elaine Aron's perceptive analysis of this fundamental dimension of human nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap." —Philip G. Zimbardo, author of Shyness "Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all." –Riane Ensler, author of The Chalice and the Blade

Time to Parent

Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You

Author: Julie Morgenstern

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627797440

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 6698

The bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challenge— parenting, from toddlers to teens—with concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids. Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes: A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasks—for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college. Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work. Clever tips to make the most of in-between time—Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids. Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.

Paper

A Weekly Technical Journal for Paper and Pulp Mills

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Paper industry

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Retirement Income Redesigned

Master Plans for Distribution -- An Adviser's Guide for Funding Boomers' Best Years

Author: Harold Evensky,Deena B. Katz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470885055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 4094

Clients nearing retirement have some significant challenges to face. And so do their advisers. They can expect to live far longer after they retire. And the problems they expect their advisers to solve are far more complex. The traditional sources of retirement income may be shriveling, but boomers don't intend to downsize their plans. Instead, they're redefining what it means to be retired—as well as what they require of financial advisers. Planners who aren't prepared will be left behind. Those who are will step up to some lucrative and challenging work. To help get the work done, Harold Evensky and Deena Katz—both veteran problem solvers—have tapped the talents of a range of experts whose breakthrough thinking offers solutions to even the thorniest issues in retirement-income planning: Sustainable withdrawals Longevity risk Eliminating luck as a factor in planning Immediate annuities, reverse mortgages, and viatical and life settlements Strategies for increasing retirement cash flow In Retirement Income Redesigned, the most-respected names in the industry discuss these issues and a range of others.

You're Gonna Make It

The Indispensable Guide for a Woman Facing Divorce

Author: Jon Kagan

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1631926179

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

View: 3567

Jon Kagan has written a compelling guide for any woman facing divorce. You're scared. You don’t know about the process you’ve been thrust into. The fear comes from a sense of chaos and helplessness. It's okay, you’re not alone anymore. YOU’RE GONNA MAKE IT will help you gain a thorough understanding of the divorce process, the players involved, and the terminology. You'll learn how to select an attorney, the role of the mediator, and when a therapist might be helpful. You’ll learn how to take a financial assessment of your current situation, how to project what your future financial reality could look like, and when and how to seek a financial professional for guidance. You'll view the process through the case of Nancy and Mark, a fictional couple married for 32 years before an infidelity brought an end to their marriage. You’ll follow Nancy from the initial shock, to her ultimate resolution and rebirth. Along the way, you'll hear from real women who have successfully emerged on the other side and are enjoying the next chapter of a very fulfilling life. Jon was compelled to write this guide after years of helping women through their own unique journeys. They came from all stages of life, but all had the same question. "Will I be okay?" This book will not only answer that question, it will be a tremendous resource throughout the process, referenced before, during, and after you’ve made it successfully to the other side.

The Argonaut

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Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You

Author: Terry Hargrave

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310873096

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 3943

Insights on Caring for Any Aging Parent• Timely guidance for the challenges• Encouragement for the journeyYou had plans for this time in your life, but now a parent needs care. It’s a confusing, stressful, and exhausting time. But it can also be a time of remarkable spiritual growth. Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You helps you navigate your role as caregiver with God’s grace and guidance. And it alerts you to the difficult issues you may face, such as:• Legal and financial decisions• How much care will be needed and when• Evaluating different living options• Depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease• Caring for a parent who has mistreated you • Accepting and planning for deathMost important, this book helps you embrace caregiving as a spiritual journey that will deepen your faith and strengthen your character. It not only opens your eyes to the realities of caregiving; it also teaches you how to allow God to change your life for the better.

How Do I Get There from Here?

Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply

Author: George Schofield

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814438695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9554

Challenge the way you think about retirement. Not long ago everyone knew what the word "retirement" meant. The expectation was that you worked until age 65-and then coasted through your golden years courtesy of a comfortable nest egg. Today, when living to 90 is common, when savings are slim, when people work longer and change jobs frequently, clinging to an outdated concept of retirement gets you nowhere. The changes ahead require an incremental approach to planning-and you better begin now. The new After 50 Lifestyle calls for more than money: it demands conscious engagement, diverse interests, and the ability to adapt. How Do I Get There from Here? helps you plot your direction for the coming decades. The first step is to acknowledge where you are-reviewing your assets, both the tangible (e.g. finances, health, relationships) and intangible (e.g. unfulfilled ambitions and new intentions). Then self-reflective questions and exercises walk you through imagining your future, identifying skills you'll need, and preparing for inevitable twists and turns along the way. A retirement of nonstop leisure is not just unreachable, but for most, undesirable. How Do I Get There from Here? guides you toward a dynamic future...designed just for you.

Sand in My Sandwich

And Other Motherhood Messes I'm Learning to Love

Author: Sarah Parshall Perry

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441223088

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 4337

You know that thing when you're in Walmart at noon before you discover you haven't brushed your teeth? Sarah Parshall Perry gets that. She also gets weird things showing up in her bed, her daughter asking for war paint, and her son crawling into a giant blue sock on Christmas morning. Mainly, she gets that conflicted feeling of finding her kids hanging out in the dogs' cages and happily realizing they have stopped getting into trouble for a minute. According to Perry, "The hardest stuff is the quickest way to God," and readers get to watch the systematic destruction of her carefully planned life, laughing at her missteps, aching at her tragedies, and recognizing themselves along the way. A mother of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, she has experienced plenty of ups and downs, but from the chaos of her "ordinary" life she pulls the universal truths of motherhood, addressing them with humor, poignancy, and a naked honesty that will make the reader think, That sounds a lot like my crazy life. Perry helps mothers realize they aren't alone, even if they've fallen off the straight and narrow of their intended path and are instead lying in the ditch next to it. Life's a mess. But as Perry reminds us, it's all for a purpose. Perfect for mothers, this book will encourage, inspire, and enlighten.

The Way We're Working Isn't Working

Author: Tony Schwartz,Catherine McCarthy, Ph.D.,Jean Gomes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4239

This is the paperback edition of 'The Way We're Working Isn't Working'. Through his years of intensive work consulting to companies including Procter & Gamble, Sony, Toyota, Microsoft, Ford and Ernst & Young, with his firm The Energy Project, Schwartz has developed a powerful program for changing the way we are working that greatly boosts our engagement and our satisfication with our work and increases our performance. In this book he marshalls a wide range of powerful evidence from business research and psychology that shows that the current model of work is not only not optimal, it is specfically counter-productive because it saps us of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. In order for us to perform at our best, we must make a set of key changes in our work lives -- and in order to develop the full potential of their work force, our managers and companies must institute changes that will provide us with the regular physical renewal, emotional reward, mental focus and stimulation; and sense of purpose and significance that we need.

More Hands to Hold

How I Survived the Sandwich Generation

Author: Tricia Van Buiten

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543002362

Category:

Page: 450

View: 5194

Elderly parents showing up in their underwear, horse heads believed to be delivered by the Mafia, almost orgies, nearly drowning in two feet of water...and you thought your family was weird. After finding out that her father is suffering from Alzheimer's, Terry and her husband, Craig, decide to take her parents in to live with them and their three daughters. Their marriage and life up until this point have been like a dream, but soon, the new challenges brought on by life's changes coupled with the strain of Craig being away for his work begin to wear on Terry. Between raising three children, dealing with her demanding mother, and watching her father's slow decline, Terry finds herself feeling more than a little crazy. Still, she manages to hang on and keep loving, laughing, and helping her family thrive. Though she had no idea how strange things would become when three generations collided, with humor and grace--and with the help of her loving husband and new friend Fiona--Terry is able to handle the life that is dealt to her and to even learn that, sometimes, it's okay to put yourself first.

How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest

Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown

Author: Jeanette C. Lauer,Robert H. Lauer

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572241374

Category: Self-Help

Page: 196

View: 9074

Parents whose children are leaving home face many conflicting emotions, ranging from grief and loss to relief and even exhilaration. A time of new beginnings, time to enlarge old relationships, expand personal vistas and set new directions for life. This guide offers a step-by-step approach to help readers turn thei6r empty nest into growth and positive change.

You Don't Have to Like Me

Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism

Author: Alida Nugent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176030

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 3513

"Hilarious...[Nugent] documents her journey to feminism while skewering misogynist tropes and delivering some painful truths." –Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Feminist” is not a four-letter word, but Alida Nugent resisted it for a long time. She feared the “scarlet F” being thrust upon her for refusing to laugh at misogynistic jokes at parties; she withered under the judgmental gaze of store clerks when buying Plan B, and she swore that she was “not like other girls.” But eventually, like so many of us, she discovered that feminism is an empowering identity to take on. It’s okay to criticize beauty standards but still love dark lipstick, investing in female friendships is the most rewarding thing ever, and no one should feel pressured to eat an “unseasoned chicken breast the size of a deck of playing cards” as every sad dinner for the rest of eternity. With sincerity, intelligence, and wit, Nugent invites readers in to her most private moments of personal growth. From struggling with an eating disorder for most of her teen years to embracing all aspects of her biracial identity, she tackles tough topics with honest vulnerability. Smartly-written, unapologetic, and laugh-out-loud funny, You Don’t Have to Like Me is perfect for readers of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Skolnit, and Sloane Crosley. From the Trade Paperback edition.

We Fed an Island

The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time

Author: Jose Andres

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062864505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7858

FOREWORD BY LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA AND LUIS A. MIRANDA, JR. The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world. Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique’s ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andrés and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone.. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business. Based on Andrés’s insider’s take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future. Beyond that, a portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Chef Relief Network of World Central Kitchen for efforts in Puerto Rico and beyond.

The Senior Driver's Survival Guide

What Older Drivers Must Know to Protect Their Driving Privileges In Their Golden Years

Author: Norman Klein

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452007861

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 3634

Senior Drivers! Your future is in jeopardy. A disturbing situation is developing in the United States. Since people are living longer, the number of drivers over 65 is escalating three times as rapidly as the general driving population. Older people have difficulty concentration, shorter attention spans and failing vision among other ailments. Unfortunately this results in frequent driving mishaps, sometimes with catastrophic results. Taking away their driving privileges would deprive them of their self esteem and independence. This could happen if they continued to have accidents caused by their propensity to get distracted easily and lose concentration. Some states have already enacted laws requiring re-exams for seniors. No doubt many more will follow. Driving slower in traffic is not the answer. This could cause accidents. Driving too fast would be worse since a person’s attention span and reaction time deteriorate with age. It does not matter how skillful he or she once were, aging diminishes skill in almost all areas including the operation of a motor vehicle. Driving today has become more complex as many more cars are on the road. When seniors started to drive, turnpikes and expressways were non existent. After observing the avoidable accidents seniors were having, and realizing how their ranks were exploding, I decided to write “The Senior Driver’s Survival Guide” – subtitled What You Must Know to Protect Your Driving Privileges. Its contents can enable older drivers to drive with a more acute awareness and help them to be better drivers in their “Golden” years. It is an important book which has the power to change and save lives.