As you might have noticed, I have not spent much time blogging on The Purple Jacket over the past six weeks or so. However, that does not mean that I have stopped writing. As The Bow Tie Guy, it seems fitting on National Bow Tie Day I share with you with a preview of the cover of my first book, ‘What’s The Deal With Caregiving’ published Jack Tatar at People Tested Media.
Photo Credit: Photo Journalist Carline Jean with permission from the Sun-Sentinel
Now in our final edits, my goal in writing “What’s The Deal With Caregiving” is to bring readers a comfort zone to reflect, re-energize, and find reassurance, knowing there are other Caregivers out there, just like you, who understands your journey, who cares for you, and simply loves you because you care. As a Caregiver, I’ve been there and because of my personal experience, I want to guide and assist your journey
I will be sure to keep you informed as we get closer to publishing this fall. Here is just one of the many testimonials that have been sent in to me.
“I really love the approach you took with this – it’s different and of great interest to me as someone who was caregiving a loved one. It’s different because you are approaching it from angles that I don’t remember reading about before. You highlight important issues that sat at periphery of my awareness. I wish I had read this the year Kris started to wind down. Unfortunately I can’t go backwards, but for those now embarking on the caregiving journey it will be of immeasurable value.” Ira Woods, President and CEO of One World Memorials. Author’s Note: Please visit Ira Woods’ blog, Conscious Departures.com for his well-written and compelling story in regards to when Caregiving ends.
A special thanks to my family, Richard’s family and my friends in both South Florida and St. Louis for their continued support as I finish this first project.
Writing this book has been cathartic!
We are already working on book number 2 ‘Healing Ties: A Story about Love, Care, Cancer and Commitment’ which will delve deeper into our Caregiving story with personal accounts of the five pillars: our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial health. I will write openly about our joys, laughter and struggles, because in the end, our story is about the meaning of love. Look for book 2 to be published early 2016.
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