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In the years that I have known Maggie Rose, my respect for her has deepened. Of all the people I have known, she ranks as one of the highest for her integrity, caring, and thoughtfulness. This has come out in the numerous conversations we have had relative to her efforts to take care of her ailing mother and the difficulties of moving to a new area to live and work. Her ability to engage and reflect simultaneously is truly a remarkable gift. Perhaps it is the depth of her life experience that has taught her this. From a childhood filled with change and creativity, to motherhood, to businesswoman, to artist, to grandmother, and now a grown child in the position of mothering her own mother she has gained knowledge as well as humility. With all this, she has worn many hats, fulfilled many expectations, and seen life from numerous vantage points. Yet with all this, she has never lost track of the inherent goodness of each person and each moment.

With this ability to immerse her passion and intelligence into her interests, while also maintaining a position of observation, comes wisdom. She has that kind of wisdom, so rare these days, which allows one to pursue with all of one's resources, emotional and intellectual, the things that one loves the most while at the same time never losing perspective on one's self and one's place in the world.

It is her passion that drives her to constantly strive for excellence. Yet it is her compassion and caring that invariably draws others to her. Though perhaps she can be a bit hard on herself, her striving for excellence, and at times, perfection, only comes because she cares so much for the people she loves and the world around her. In short, her passion comes from her desire to make a difference. Not just in the lives of the people close to her, but in the world as well...
Dr. John P. Harkness Psy.D

Ask Maggie Rose
 

Managing Life's Sweet Sorrow

Authored by Maggie Rose
Introduction by Dr. David H Johnson PHd
Other Nava Niv-Vogel LICSW,

Managing life's Sweet Sorrow is a small collection of works by Maggie Rose. It is dedicated to the growing number of men and women who find themselves in the role of primary caregiver to an aging and/or ailing parent or spouse. Her letters and poems touch at the heart of the challenging role of being a caregiver and the many tough questions we have to ask ourselves as we work our way through the daily changes in responsibilities we face as our loved ones age.
Maggie Rose's column, "Ask Maggie Rose," appears in the Belmont Citizen-Herald. The Council on Aging in Belmont, Massachusetts endorses this column. Maggie Rose lives in Belmont with her husband and dad. You can reach her at maggiero8@verizon.net or send your mail to Ask Maggie Rose, 266 Beech Street, Belmont, MA 02478.


Publication Date:
Sep 28 2011
ISBN/EAN13:
143928752X / 9781439287521
LCCN:
2011910483
Page Count:
96
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational




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