As we get older, we all experience the inevitable difficult times in life: illness arises, loved ones pass away, losses engulf us. These are challenging experiences, both for those going through them and for those who want to be of help. It’s sometimes hard to know what to say or how to be empathetic without putting your foot in your mouth or realizing your attempts to be comforting may be backfiring. But there’s a new resource out there that may come to your rescue: Kelsey Crowe, PhD and Emily McDowell have just published a new book: There is No Good Card For This: What To Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful and Unfair to People You Love. McDowell already has some experience in this realm: she publishes a line of greeting cards she calls “Empathy Cards” intended for just those circumstances when you don’t know what to say. Crowe is a compassion expert, and together these two women have produced an excellent guide to get you, and your loved ones, through some tough times together. To find out more, check out the book Here and listen to Emily McDowell Here.