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

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The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain.

When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use—or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the signature illustration style of McDowell's immensely popular Empathy Cards, to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation.

Written in a how-to, relatable, we’ve-all-been-that-deer-in-the-headlights kind of way, There Is No Good Card for This isn’t a spiritual treatise on how to make you a better person or a scientific argument about why compassion matters. It is a helpful illustrated guide to effective compassion that takes you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear.

There Is No Good Card for This features workbook exercises, sample dialogs, and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe’s research, including her popular "Empathy Bootcamps" that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. Whether it’s a coworker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident, or a friend who is seriously ill, There Is No Good Card for This teaches you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need.


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Emily McDowell, the creator of Empathy Cards and a cancer survivor herself, has been disrupting the stationery industry since 2013 with her “greeting cards for the relationships we actually have.” She has appeared on Good Morning America, NPR, NBC, and CBC News, and has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Women's Health, Business Insider, and Life & Style Magazine, and on,,, and, among others. She lives in Los Angeles, California.Kelsey Crowe, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley and teaches social work in university settings. She is also a breast cancer survivor, and founded Help Each Other Out, which creates workshops, online education, and community events for building relationships when it really counts. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. Author Image 1
Published January 17, 2017 by HarperOne. 272 pages
Genres: Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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The authors' goal is "to help you get a basic foundation in giving comfort, assess the difference between being supportive and being a buttinsky, and ultimately, to help you move past just thinking about a suffering person, to actually doing something (even a small thing) if the situation calls f...

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