Mar 30, 2021
In this week’s episode of Energetically You I had the opportunity to interview Rachel Engstrom who has written a part memoir, part toolkit of a book to help people who are caregiving for spouses or a close family member who is fighting a terminal illness. She has mobilized her grief through writing this book, being of service to others, self-care and walking.
The top questions we will be asking ourselves throughout the episode include:
“There are so many things that are tough for people to admit to themselves, such as I need help, I can’t do this 100% on my own.”
“What I’m really proud of societally is that more and more men are calling in for counseling themselves.”
“ If we could just afford in many different ways to slow down, breathe and figure out what works.”
“We have to figure out how to slow ourselves down and give in to the process.”
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Buy her book here.
More from Rachel:
Rachel Engstrom M.S.W., C.H.E.S
has written a groundbreaking memoir/self-book on her experience as
a young cancer wife then widow. With the increasing number of young
women and men becoming widows/widowers due to not only cancer and
serious illnesses, but also now Covid 19, this resource is needed
more now than ever. Rachel shares her journey in a raw and honest
way, while providing step by step resources to help you navigate
your own journey. Never before has there been a combination of the
personal grit of the healthcare journey, along with steps on how to
navigate treatment, diagnosis, the ins and outs of hospital life,
employment, finances, insurance, self care, grief and loss and much
more. You can find “Wife, Widow, Now What? How I Navigated the
Cancer World and How You Can Too.”
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Resources mentioned in the show:
Book: Lost Connections by Johann Hari