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Katherine Arnup - Life Changes Coaching. Ottawa, ON, CA

Katherine Arnup Katherine Arnup

Professor, Carleton University (Retired); Keynote & Presentation Speaker | Life Changes Coaching

Ottawa, ON, CANADA

Katherine Arnup is a writer, life coach, speaker, hospice volunteer, and retired Carleton University professor.

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Hot Talks on Health 2016 -- Caregivers: Lessons from the UK, Opportunities for Ontario

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Biography

Katherine Arnup is a writer, life coach, speaker, hospice volunteer, and retired Carleton University professor. She is the author of a book about caring for her sister and her parents as they were dying – “I don’t have time for this!” A Compassionate Guide to Caring for Your Parents and Yourself.

Industry Expertise (4)

Writing and Editing Elder Care Education/Learning Professional Training and Coaching

Areas of Expertise (7)

Death and Dying Medical Aid in Dying Hospice Care Aging Parents Caregiving LGBT Families Social History of Marriage and the Family

Accomplishments (5)

Book Selection, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville Virginia

March 2016

Writing Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

February 2014, March – April 2015, March 2016

Honourable Mention, City of Ottawa 55+ short story and memoir contest

April 2011

Letter of Distinction, Humber School of Writers

Post-Graduate Program in Creative Writing
August 2009

Writing Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (value: $2625.00)

May 2008

Education (4)

University of Toronto: Ph.D., History 1991

Thesis title: Education for Motherhood: Women and the Family in Twentieth Century English Canada

University of Toronto: M.Ed., History 1982

Ontario Teacher Education: B.Ed., Education 1976

University of Toronto: B.A., Sociology 1975

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (6)

“I don’t have time for this!” New Book on Caring for Aging Parents by Canadian Author

eHospice  

2015-08-10

Katherine Arnup, a long-time Ottawa resident, has just published a new book on caring for our parents. “I don’t have time for this!” A Compassionate Guide to Caring for Your Parents and Yourself is based on Katherine’s experiences caring for her sister and her parents when they were dying and on her 14 years as a residence volunteer at the May Court Hospice...

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We will remember you

The Caregivers Voice  

2015-07-29

“I was the most death averse person you could imagine. I was the kind of person who never sent sympathy cards, disdaining their saccharine message, yet lacking the appropriate words myself. I was someone who, upon hearing that someone’s father had died, steered a wide berth around them, explaining to myself that I didn’t know what to say. I was afraid that just talking about death might draw me closer to my own mortality. I blamed shyness, my WASP upbringing, but, of course, it was fear.”...

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Katherine Arnup's Compassionate Guide

VCCA  

2015-06-05

Katherine Arnup, a retired professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada has published I Don’t Have Time for This! A Compassionate Guide for Caring for Your Parents and Yourself. The book arose from Katherine’s own experience as a caregiver for her sister and her parents when they were dying. She also has worked for many years as a Hospice volunteer...

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How to Visit Your Aging Parent the Right Way

NextAvenue  

2015-05-29

Katherine Arnup, a retired professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and now life coach, got an education in caregiving when her sister and parents got sick. She later became a hospice volunteer.

She drew on those experiences for her latest book, I Don’t Have Time for This!: A Compassionate Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents and Yourself.

Arnup writes about the importance of being “being present” when you visit an aging parent. The following is excerpted from one of the book’s chapters...

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Making time for the dying...

CBC Ottawa Morning  

2015-05-04

We speak to the author of "I Don't Have Time For This" a compassionate guide to caring for your parents and yourself...

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Death wishes: What we want versus what we get

Ottawa Citizen  

2015-02-10

Carleton University history Prof. Katherine Arnup has thought long and hard about what people desire when it comes to dying compared to what actually happens. Arnup is a hospice volunteer who was a caregiver to her sister and both her parents as they were dying. She is also the author of the upcoming book I Don’t Have Time for This: A Compassionate Guide to Caring for Your Parents and Yourself...

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Event Appearances (5)

The Final Taboo: Talking about Death and Dying

Bereavement Ontario Network  Orillia, ON.

2016-10-14

What does it mean to care?

St. James Church, Fenelon Falls  Ontario, ON.

2016-05-12

Learning to Care

Good Companions Centre  Toronto, ON.

2016-05-04

My caregiving journey

Hot Talks on Health, invited presentation by the Change Foundation  Toronto, ON.

2016-04-27

The Journey of Aging

Colonel by Retirement Residence  Ottawa, ON.

2016-04-06

Articles (7)

Kiran Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities

2015

And a time to die Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities,

2011

Lessons in Death and Dying Journal of Palliative Care

2009

Raising the Dionne Quintuplets: Lessons for Modern Mothers Journal of Canadian Studies

1994

Finding Fathers: Artificial Insemination, Lesbians, and the Law Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

1994

Victims of Vaccination? Opposition to Compulsory Immunization in Ontario Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

1992

"We are Family": Lesbian Mothers in Canada. Resources for Feminist Research

1991

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