There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

The creator of the viral hit Empathy Cards teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visua.......

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Title:There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love
Author:Kelsey Crowe
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ISBN:0062470000
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:272 pages

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love Reviews

  • Lindsaygail
    Jan 19, 2017

    I loved this book, and wish everybody would read it. We've all been in the situation where someone we care about has had awful news or loss of some kind, and we WANT to help, but we're afraid. What if we say the wrong thing and upset them more? What if they don't want anyone to know, or bring it up? What if they cry?!

    This book is a step-by-step guide (complete with delightful illustrations!) for navigating exactly these situations. It offers concrete examples and advice for being a more empathet

    I loved this book, and wish everybody would read it. We've all been in the situation where someone we care about has had awful news or loss of some kind, and we WANT to help, but we're afraid. What if we say the wrong thing and upset them more? What if they don't want anyone to know, or bring it up? What if they cry?!

    This book is a step-by-step guide (complete with delightful illustrations!) for navigating exactly these situations. It offers concrete examples and advice for being a more empathetic, caring person to those who need you. (All while reassuring the reader that you can only do so much, people probably need less from you than you're worried they might, and that you should play to your strengths while figuring out how you can help.) It examines a lot of our natural impulses in these situations and points out the kinds of things we SHOULDN'T say, while at the same time admitting we all make mistakes in this area, almost always well-intentioned ones. This book is forgiving and judgement-free, and can teach you so much.

    I came out of it feeling much more confident in my ability to be a good friend when the people I love are having problems. I think most people could benefit from it, and it's a quick read as well!

  • Rose Ann
    Feb 09, 2017

    I think everyone should read this book! Whether you currently know someone in a crisis or not.

    It really makes you step back and take a minute to realize how things you say (or don't say) affect people. And most importantly...to listen.

    So much more to say about this book....I have it littered with post-it's!

    Easy to read!

  • Melissa
    Jan 24, 2017

    If you've ever had a family member, close friend or casual acquaintance go through something difficult, you've probably deliberated over whether or not to reach out, and how exactly to do that. You may have fretted over doing or saying the wrong thing. Until now, I've never come across a book that addresses this topic in a practical, yet humorous sort of way. A blend of social science research and quirky illustrations, this book is one-of-a-kind. It's an excellent primer on showing empathy and e

    If you've ever had a family member, close friend or casual acquaintance go through something difficult, you've probably deliberated over whether or not to reach out, and how exactly to do that. You may have fretted over doing or saying the wrong thing. Until now, I've never come across a book that addresses this topic in a practical, yet humorous sort of way. A blend of social science research and quirky illustrations, this book is one-of-a-kind. It's an excellent primer on showing empathy and exercising compassion, and explaining exactly how those two things are different. It breaks down the kinds of conversations and ways of reaching out that are helpful to grieving people, and points out the well-meaning but often poorly received types of glib phrases we tend to say when people go through hardship.

    The concluding section reminds readers why it matters that we care to show up for others in the first place, in a concise and beautiful way.

    In short, read this book if you want to be a better human.

  • Cari
    Jan 20, 2017

    Should be required reading for all people.

  • Gaynol
    Feb 07, 2017

    This should be required reading for everyone! Helpful, empowering strategies on what to say and do when someone you know be it neighbors, coworkers, or family members is struck by illness, death of a loved one, infertility or some other awfulness. Having had my own awfulness, I can say that I wish everyone in my life had opened this book before they opened their mouths. Read this book, I can guarantee at some point in life you'll be glad you did.

  • Laura
    Jan 25, 2017

    This book should be mandatory reading for every human.

  • Amy Eaton
    Feb 22, 2017

    Great for everyone who puts their foot in their mouth (so everyone lol)

  • Kathryn
    Feb 20, 2017

    This book is such a good idea. All of us are faced with what to do or say when tragedy strikes family and friends. This books is colorful, has whimsical illustrations and talks about how to listen, what to say, how to act and what not to do. Did I learn very much? Not really yet it was so nice to be reminded that doing something, no matter how small is oh so important.

  • elizabeth
    Feb 08, 2017

    If you've ever been through a tough time, or known someone who has and wanted to help, ie if you're alive, you should read this book. Highly recommended. Solid advice on ways to help others and yourself.

  • Sam Martin
    Feb 11, 2017

    I cannot recommend this book highly enough! My son died at his birth 6 weeks ago, so as someone whose life is currently "scary, awful, and unfair" I can say with confidence this book is full of great advice.

    It boils down to 3 things:

    1. Your kindness is your credential

    2. Listening speaks volumes

    3. Small gestures make a big difference

    Complete with fun illustrations and some of Emily's incredible empathy cards, the book shares practical examples and sample conversations to help you navigate some p

    I cannot recommend this book highly enough! My son died at his birth 6 weeks ago, so as someone whose life is currently "scary, awful, and unfair" I can say with confidence this book is full of great advice.

    It boils down to 3 things:

    1. Your kindness is your credential

    2. Listening speaks volumes

    3. Small gestures make a big difference

    Complete with fun illustrations and some of Emily's incredible empathy cards, the book shares practical examples and sample conversations to help you navigate some pretty complex situations. It's funny, easy to read, and definitely a book you can go back to next time you need some pointers on how to love your people well through tough times.