Over the years, I have read several of the books. Then I had basically forgotten about them. Until recently.
For several reasons, work related and writing related, I picked up newer copy of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. And I was again reminded of how down-to-earth and wonderful these books are.
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I am currently reading Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias. As I read, I am struck by how educational and supportive the book is. It is quite a bit like being at a good support group but never having to get out of my pajamas or leave the couch. I do not currently have any family members or close friends who are suffering from dementia. But I have learned a great deal from this book and believe it would be very helpful to the family members and friends of folks who are living with dementia.
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Because I work with special education students and am always on the lookout for positive messages for them, I purchased Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and took it to work. I understand that the kids will always listen to other kids before they listen to a boring, old social worker. While many of my kids at the school are too young, I did have some teenaged students who read portions of this book. Some of the the students seemed to benefit from these stories. In fact, my book disappeared. Which means, one of them related well enough that they borrowed it permanently.
As I mentioned, there are 250 books in the series. Some of the topics or themes you will find include:holiday:
- age-specific (teen, pre-teen, seniors)
- dealing with illness
- religion (angels, miracles)
- self-help (empowering yourself, finding happiness)
- and much, much more
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If you've never heard of the series, I strongly recommend that you find a copy on a topic that interests you. Because there is such a large variety of topics, I'm sure you will find a one that suits you perfectly. If you've heard of the series, but like me, hadn't read any of them for awhile, I urge you to pick up a copy.
Slow down during this hectic season and take time to feel good. Soothe your soul with a little chicken soup.
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