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The Resource Simple lessons for a better life : unexpected inspiration from inside the nursing home, Charles E. Dodgen

Simple lessons for a better life : unexpected inspiration from inside the nursing home, Charles E. Dodgen

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Simple lessons for a better life : unexpected inspiration from inside the nursing home
Title
Simple lessons for a better life
Title remainder
unexpected inspiration from inside the nursing home
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Dodgen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the unique experiences of nursing home residents, an empathic psychologist derives lessons for living a better life, demonstrating how people find happiness, peace, and fulfillment despite challenging circumstances. Perfect for readers who seek inspiration for living a better life at any age and who enjoy books on inspiration/motivation, wellness, psychology, self-improvement, wellness, and issues of aging. The desire to live a good life is timeless. And, sometimes, insight into what really matters emerges from where we least expect it. Even the most challenging circumstances can have a surprise silver lining. This perceptive and inspiring book shows that anyone can learn valuable life lessons from the unique experiences of nursing home residents. Using illustrative vignettes of his interactions with people facing serious physical, mental, and social challenges, the author derives twenty-eight simple, yet profoundly important, lessons for living a richer life--lessons that apply to people at any age. Dr. Dodgen, a clinical psychologist who has worked with this population for eighteen years, has discovered that when the surplus trappings of lifestyle are cleared away and lives are stripped to their most essential components, people discover new paths to happiness, peace, and fulfillment. Dodgen shares stories that demonstrate how love, meaning, purpose, and contentment can be found even in far-from-ideal circumstances. Offering deeply thoughtful reflections in an easily digestible format, this book affirms that no matter our physical, economic, or social limitations, we can remain rich in life. Readers looking for ways to improve relationships, understand and manage feelings more effectively, cope well with challenges, mitigate suffering, and discover greater serenity in their own life circumstances will find a wealth of insights in these concise, enlightening chapters"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.16
Index
index present
LC call number
RC954.3
LC item number
.D63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Simple lessons for a better life : unexpected inspiration from inside the nursing home, Charles E. Dodgen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Suffering is optional -- Social Security -- Humpty Dumpty or Bionic Man? -- Loss: Subtraction and Addition -- Phantom Pain -- Best Damn Health Plan -- Noblesse Oblige -- Think Small for Success -- I Touch Them All and Never Lift a Finger -- The Ultimate Renewable Resource: Love -- The Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make: Forgiveness, Acceptance, and Attitude -- Pump the Brakes -- Finding My Religion -- A Body on Loan -- The Ghost in the Broken Machine -- Everybody Wants to be Loved; Nobody Wants to be Lovable -- Feelings: Our True Colors -- Circle of Life -- Turn Off, Unplug, Drop Out -- Family Matters -- Mental Exercise Is Brain Surgery -- Animal Magnetism -- It's Nothing Personal -- Disconnect -- Hard Love -- Act Now! -- One Mother Can Take Care of Five Children, but Five Children Can't Take Care of One Mother -- Outside In -- Lessons Learned -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn886745755
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781633880160
Lccn
2014047706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Simple lessons for a better life : unexpected inspiration from inside the nursing home, Charles E. Dodgen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Suffering is optional -- Social Security -- Humpty Dumpty or Bionic Man? -- Loss: Subtraction and Addition -- Phantom Pain -- Best Damn Health Plan -- Noblesse Oblige -- Think Small for Success -- I Touch Them All and Never Lift a Finger -- The Ultimate Renewable Resource: Love -- The Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make: Forgiveness, Acceptance, and Attitude -- Pump the Brakes -- Finding My Religion -- A Body on Loan -- The Ghost in the Broken Machine -- Everybody Wants to be Loved; Nobody Wants to be Lovable -- Feelings: Our True Colors -- Circle of Life -- Turn Off, Unplug, Drop Out -- Family Matters -- Mental Exercise Is Brain Surgery -- Animal Magnetism -- It's Nothing Personal -- Disconnect -- Hard Love -- Act Now! -- One Mother Can Take Care of Five Children, but Five Children Can't Take Care of One Mother -- Outside In -- Lessons Learned -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn886745755
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781633880160
Lccn
2014047706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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