July 30, 2021 – In a time of pandemic, a book aiming to help those who are dying is timely. Author Linda Bryce delivers her latest book, The Courage to Care: Being Fully Present with the Dying, supporting a new generation in awakening to living fully while dying, and savoring each day as a gift of joy, wonder and discovery.
The Courage to Care is a handbook guiding readers with practical advice and stories from the bedside and beyond, so they can feel confident knowing how to help and support someone who is dying. Author Linda Bryce wrote it to help make the end of life as meaningful and memorable as the beginning.
“My book fills a niche among death and dying books with its music and its suggestions for how each of us might be doula-like to another,” explains the author. “My writing journey took me back to an incident when volunteering for the social services department of a hospital. I was asked to visit folks on a ward, without being given any information. The first person I visited looked at me and said, “I’m dying.” I was totally unprepared. Now, better prepared, I share my knowledge so others may be prepared and be present on the journey, however long or short that is, so that those who are dying will not feel isolated, abandoned, or alone.”
Sandra L. Bertman, PhD., FT, LCSW, describes the book as, “Heartfelt, detailed, and eloquently written. Bryce transforms our minds and hearts enabling us to be profoundly present at the bedsides of others facing death, all the while showering us with insights and gems to face our own. A must- read for even the most seasoned professionals.”
“Our presence at bedside makes a world of difference, for us, our loved ones, even strangers. The Courage to Care gives us the strategies, stories and song to make that difference. Linda’s book is an invaluable resource for all of us to read now, and again when death knocks,” says Dr. Kymn Harvin, author of The Soul of America Speaks.
Rev. Linda Bryce, M.A, is an author, educator, bedside singer and songwriter who helps people navigate serious illness and dying. Linda’s experiences at the bedside of her dying husband took her to hundreds more, as a singer to the dying, a hospice vigil volunteer and holder of a professional certificate as an end-of-life doula. The Courage to Care is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Courage-Care-Being-Fully-Present/dp/1954920040
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