Thursday, August 9, 2007

Beyond Casseroles

Beyond Casseroles 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend
is quite a handy little book. It’s easy to read, helpful, insightful and written by a truly compassionate author, Lisa J. Copen, who knows what it’s like to have a chronic illness.

This book is small enough to fit in your purse or your tote bag, but it’s packed full of ideas to help with people with chronic illnesses. The ideas range from the practical like helping with the mail to lending emotional support and offering encouragement. What I really liked were the suggestions on what not to say to someone with a chronic illness.

Although the book is intended to offer ideas to encourage a chronically ill friend, there are many ideas that someone who has chronic illness, like myself, could apply to their own life. One thing I’ve learned living with migraines is that I have to be a good friend to myself, although some days it’s hard putting up with me. With the imaginative and caring ideas in this book, it might just be a little easier.


How To Cope With Pain said...

Thanks for the info. The book looks like a good one!

Emily said...

this sounds like a great one - i'll for sure check it out at the library. (i'm incapable of buying a book i haven't already read) :)

thanks for the heads-up!

Lisa Copen said...

Thanks for sharing about the book. If it's not at the library or bookstore yet, be sure to ask them to order it. It's available through Ingram so anyone can get it. Or you can also order it at -

Blessings to you!
Lisa Copen
Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend