Soul Portrait: Improve Your Quality of Life By Making Aging Personal
List Price: 14.95
Available: February 2012
Soul Portrait helps us take a closer look at who we are, and at the same time, share a deeper part of ourselves with others. By creating our Soul Portrait and making it available to family, friends, and care providers, we can make life-long soul connections and improve our quality of life. As a MAP (Making Aging Personal), Soul Portrait will lead others beyond their basic notions about us, and beyond our identities as patient, frail elder, favorite uncle, or parent. With Soul Portrait as our guide, and family and friends as our advocates, we will have a voice in our care at a time we may not be able to express it ourselves.
“I never knew five percent of my father’s soul, and only a little more of my mother’s. I deeply regret this, but realize my kids are exactly where I was – they know nothing of the real me. Soul Portrait is a gift we can give to ourselves, family, and caregivers.”
Ron Nelson, MSW
“I showed Soul Portrait to my mother-in-law, who immediately latched onto it. I believe no matter how much we pretend otherwise, each of us hopes others will understand us – even if we are beyond knowing or caring.”
Rhonda Schutz, RN, Certified Case Manager
“A friend of mine leads a Parkinson’s support group and uses Soul Portrait to get participants to talk more honestly about themselves. I’m amazed at the way your book continues to touch people; and I loved the experience of doing my own Soul Portrait.”
Carole Anderson, MA, writer and water-colorist
Sally Zuck McBain is a retired gerontology specialist whose career as administrator, support group facilitator, and community educator prepared her for the ultimate role as her parents’ health care advocate.