Monday 24 June 2019


Hi Everyone Here in the Caregivers' Living Room!

Zachary White and I have been very busy recently promoting our new book, The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation From Loved One to Caregiver

After a couple of years working hard on writing, we are laying the ground for a meaningful conversation about our ideas. It feels to me like some things we experience privately, we've never really talked about publicly before. Zachary and I have relied on our own caregiving experience as well as on research to reveal these truths.

So far on Amazon, we have five reader reviews (all 5* - yay!) - here they are:

June 8, 2019
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I found this book to be extremely informative and a great resource for caregivers. This is
 likely to impact all of us at one time or another, and the guidelines found here really
 articulate the experience and emotions shared by those put in the caregiving position.
 I'm grateful for the insights this book provides and highly recommend it. I'd give it a
 sixth star if Amazon would allow it!

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June 21, 2019
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I am the caregiver for my elderly grandmother with Parkinson’s and this book has helped
 me so much already. It touches parts of caregiving not seen by the public eye... the hard
 truths and long nights, fear and frustrations, the way it changes your life continuously
 day by day . Very much recommended
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June 10, 2019
Format: Hardcover
This book tells the truth. Donna and Zachary do a great job with making this book
 so personal. Being someone who is constantly sick who has had family members
 become caregivers, really hits home. The authors provide real life examples of what
 caregivers and family members go through every day. The situations and examples
 they provide are not just "made up", but instead people's reality. What caregivers
 and their loved one's go through can be challenging by all means. But, Zachary
 and Donna make it easier for families to have a better understanding of their own
 lived experiences. Not only that, but they provide a sense of that we
 (caregivers/ill ones) are not alone.

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June 12, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is thought provoking. I used it as a jumping off point for a discussion
 with my husband. I am the caregiver. He is the one I am caring for. Ideas in this
 book presented us with an opportunity for a fruitful discussion on the role of
 the caregiver as well as the mindset of the one being cared for. So many of
 the ideas presented hit so close to home- like these authors were inside my
 head. Highly recommended.

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June 8, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is an amazing resource for anyone dealing with becoming a caregiver for a
 loved one. It is so insightful and helpful in dealing with the difficult process of caregiving.
 This book made me feel like I wasn't alone in this process. I would highly recommend
 this book to everyone!!

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And in an email from a reader/caregiver: "I have
 often tried to explain to people why/how we do what 
we do. To the outside world and sometimes even the
 medical community it can look like over involvement or
 not seeing another way. Do firemen leave people in 
burning buildings? Do architects design buildings that are 
not safe? Do parents leave infants alone for a day? You are 
giving  value and definition to what we do. This speaks to 
us and those around us. Nothing short of a masterpiece." 
- Diane S.

Zachary White and I would love for you to buy our book and 
tell us what you think. Please do leave your comments on 
Amazon or on Goodreads. They make a difference. We 
hope to ignite a public conversation that will illuminate 
our experience and give value to it. Together, we are better
 and stronger. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am in chapter three and this book is so relevant. I am my mother's caretaker, 24\7\365. It's been two years since mom lost her independence. Every day is the same. Sometimes we have to think hard about what day of the week it is. I have never been away from the house for more than a few hours, pharmacy pick up, grocery shopping...and I am fearful of her safety. I have no lifeline.