Posts Tagged ‘best caregiver book’

How Do You Beat the Flu?

September 22, 2016

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Come to KNOW SHOW! Health Fair and Safety Show where you can get a flu shot, have your vision, glucose and blood pressure tested. Chair Massages. Health Care Presentations and so much more. See you at 19251 N Westbrook Park, Peoria AZ 9AM – 1 PM on SUNDAY OCT 9, 2016.

 

 

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How Many Poems Make a Lifetime?

March 30, 2016

When my first poem was published years ago I embarked on the dream of compiling a weighty tome of poetry by the time I approached senility.  I planned to submit my little lyric masterpieces one by one to eager editors who would scatter my bylines hither and yon in their magazines, newspapers and anthologies.  Only after hundreds had been published individually this way would I gather them all up into a collection of my life’s work, a legacy that I could be proud of.

Life happens, of course.  Submitting one poem at a time became tedious, labor-intensive.  The competition was tough.  The  monetary reward non-existent.  I moved on to prose projects.  Poetry became my secret joy, for my eyes only. When life beat me up, I wrote sharp daggers to fight back.  When bliss came I let some of it spill over onto a page. I love these pieces.  They are my children.  I made them and they comfort me now in my maturing years.

My poetry collection is all but ready for publication. I have sloshed through the formatting. I have the cover. I’m getting final input from a favorite friend here and there. I can boast on my list of acknowledgements that eight of them have already been in print elsewhere. So how many poems make a lifetime?  Let’s say I have about 40 to share.

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Red Ribbon Caregiver Book Highly Recommended

August 11, 2015

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards gave “More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving” four stars.  “Full of wisdom and practical help for the caregiver. A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended” they said, this group of British readers.Red_Ribbon_-_123rf“A perfect book for anybody who is a caregiver. I liked the style very much and the message was powerful and thoughtful” commented a 34-year-old female reader.

“A short read but, nevertheless, very powerful stuff. I liked the carousel analogy and the key tips at the end. There’s a lot of wisdom in here and practical help for any caregiver. The One Widow Two Lists chapter was particularly well done,” said a female reader, aged 51.

 

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Of the 18 readers, 15 would read another book by the same author and 10 felt the accessible style of the writing was the best part of the book.  Thirteen thought the cover was good or excellent.  All comments will be posted soon on Amazon UK and Goodreads.

Caregiver Support finds The Blue Guitar

April 3, 2015
The Blue Guitar Magazine

The Blue Guitar Magazine

Every caregiver needs a support group. You may think you don’t, but you do.

See page 79 of the Arizona Consortium For the Arts magazine The Blue Guitar for details.

Readers' Favorite 5 star

http://www.theblueguitarmagazine.org/resources/Blue+Guitar+Spring+2015_FINAL.pdf

Open Mic, Spotlight Too Bright

February 26, 2015

But it is a cozy friendly little bookstore in Phoenix. The back room at Dog-Eared Pages Used Books tonight (2/26/15) will be filled with artists and art lovers.  The fun starts at 5 at 16428 N. 32nd St (south of Bell).  See you there.

http://www.dogearedpagesusedbooks.com/?page=shop/index

This is how it all began.

This is how it all began.

Attention Caregivers in Tempe AZ

January 7, 2015

Survival tips for caregivers are on the shelf at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock, Tempe AZ.  Life begins at 40 there.

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Changing Hands Books Store in Tempe

If they have sold out, just ask for More Than I Could Ever Know:  How I Survived Caregiving.”

 

Ms Dale’s Caregiver Book Wins Two Awards Survival Story Offers Tools to Combat Burnout

November 22, 2014

More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving is a best seller in the Arizona retirement community of Westbrook Village.

Residents there quickly climb on board Ms. Dale L. Baker’s carousel and follow her through the ups and downs of caring for her dying husband. They savor her love story; treasure the lessons learned listed at the end of most chapters. Available in paperback and e-book format, her book is usually read in one sitting, then passed on to another caregiver, if not kept for reference. Often gift copies are bought.

Now, two national book competitions, the Living Now Book Awards and the USA Best Books Awards, have recognized More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving as more than a how-to manual to overcome caregiver burnout.

The Ups and Downs of Caregiving

The Ups and Downs of Caregiving

On September 16, 2014, the Living Now Book Awards presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan honored excellent newly published books that enrich readers’ lives in 38 lifestyle categories from cooking to spiritually. Ms. Baker’s book was the Bronze Medal Winner in Caregiving.

On November 12, 2014, USABookNews.com, the premier online magazine featuring mainstream and independent publishing houses announced USA Best Book Award winners and finalists in over 100 categories. More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving placed as a Finalist in the “Health: Death & Dying” category.

Ms. Baker, a published poet, short story writer and experienced caregiver to three loved ones, currently facilitates a caregiver support group in her Peoria, AZ home. Her caregiver experiences took place in Portland, OR between 2003 and 2011 where she nurtured her husband Richard through his prolonged fight with cancer, then managed end-of-life care for her parents as they struggled with Alzheimer’s and heart disease. For details, visit http://www.msdaleLbaker.com or just Google “Ms Dale caregiver.”