Caregiving Matters

The Important Caregiver Story Behind This Photo

As a caregiver, the hardest choices I had to make were about taking care of myself.  When it came to my mother, I knew what I needed to do — everything in my power to manage whatever caregiving threw at me. But selfcare – even though I knew logically that it would be best for both of…
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Book Interview with Andrea Lawful Sanders on WURD Radio

Thank you WURD Radio, The Source host Andrea Lawful Sanders and my friends Dee Patel and Karen Mayer from WURD for booking my first radio book interview. Talking with Andrea was a blast. It was like having a comfortable conversation with a girlfriend over a glass (or several glasses) of wine. Kind of made me…
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Book Acknowledgements

Imagine my surprise when I opened the book for the first time and it went straight to page one.  In that moment, I realized I forgot to include acknowledgements. Ugh!  This is my chance to make that right by recognizing so many friends and family who were part of this journey.

Yes! I Have A Voice Podcast Interview

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ruth Lewis Costeuk about my forthcoming book. I can’t thank her enough for inviting me to share some of my story on her podcast. Listen and enjoy! Check out more of Ruth Lewis Costeuk’s interviews with caregivers around the world and the people who support them on…
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Book Excerpt: When Marlee Met Sweetie

Exerpt from “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story” One of our most interesting times together was the day Marci brought her therapy dog for what started as a normal visit. We all sat in the livingroom area chatting while Marley, her gorgeous English Cream golden retriever, wandered about. Suddenly Mommy’s eyes lit up. She had…
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Book Excerpt: How Stroke Changed Mommy

Excerpt from “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story“ Stroke changes people in unimaginable ways. I wish I knew what was at work behind the most fascinating change I witnessed. For her entire life, Mommy had been terrified of birds – no matter how small. When she was a small child visiting family in South Carolina,…
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Caring For the Caregiver

In 2012 President Barak Obama, declared “Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.” Back in 2012, I was so immersed in caregiving…
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Interview with Practical Prof Santo Marabella

I had the pleasure of being the first interview on the new podcast show Office Hours with Practical Prof Santo Marabella and Friends. Listen as my dear friend Santo and I talk about our caregiving experiences.

Why Stroke Still Matters

It feels like we hear a lot about Alzheimers and Dementia and the toll those diseases take on family caregivers. But Stroke is still a very real threat in the US — particularly for people of color. CDC reports 795,000 people suffer strokes each year 610,000 are first strokes 185,000 previous stroke victims Stroke costs…
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In Stroke’s Shadow: Chapter One

I’m happy to preview the first chapter of my book, “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story” which is now available. If you like what you read here, you can purchase the book in paperback or for e-readers. PLEASE WRITE A REVIEW ON YOUR PREFERRED PURCHASE PLATFORM. Chapter one walks the reader through the day I…
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