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To Survive Caregiving

A Daughter's Experience, A Doctor's Advice on Finding Hope, Help and Health

How does a doctor cope when she specializes in older adults and struggles to care for her own ailing parent? Dr. Woodson shares her experience as daughter and geriatrician in this new resource for family caregivers. The book shoots from the hip and from the heart, using everyday language, real caregiver stories, compassion and humor to bring practical information to overwhelmed caregivers. Although it focuses on elder care, the book helps with caregiving for any age, or any illness. This guide encourages caregivers to protect their own health, finances and relationships while they make the tough decisions and give great care.

Available at Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes!

dear lauren

Dear Lauren, Love Mom

31 Days of Affirmations for My Daughter, for Myself, and for YOU

No heart bleeds like a woman’s heart, especially the heart of a mother who had to watch her daughter go through a period of great struggle. Mom felt so powerless that she poured her love and support into these affirmations. Each message declares that her daughter is a magnificent woman who deserves to have good in her life and has the absolute right to stop tolerating distressful situations and people. Mom intended to strengthen her daughter. She did not expect to heal herself. As she wrote, Mom felt the words seep into her spirit and heal old hurts that she didn’t know she carried. Like many other women, she buried her pain to focus on the people she loved. In writing to her daughter, Mom learned that hidden hurts don't heal. Their poison drains our energy, destroys our hope, and convinces us to give up our dreams. It also erodes our love for ourselves, persuades us to believe we are helpless, and makes us accept damaging circumstances. That stops here! Let this book guide you to heal your hurts. Each affirmation comes with a specially-selected photograph that harnesses the glory of nature to make your spirit soar. Let these images and uplifting messages comfort and inspire you. Whether you are a grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, or mentor, the people you support are watching you deal with your pain. Let these pages release your power to walk the path of self-care, reclaim your joy, and show others that they deserve to heal too.

Available at Amazon.com!