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Podcast: June’s Book Club

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@G-J and I joined Denise for a discussion about June’s book club pick Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Be sure to listen and see what they thought of the book. However, if you haven’t read the book and you want to, don’t listen to it first because our discussion will spoil your read. If you would like to be a part of the book club make sure that you join the book club group. If ... Read More »

Book Club Discussion: The 15 Laws of Invaluable Growth

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Last week, @jbones1961 (Jane) and I enjoyed a live discussion of our May book club pick, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell. In his book, Maxwell explains the importance of personal growth–if we want to expand our lives and meet our goals, we must first challenge ourselves to be our best. His 15 laws include: 1. The Law of Intentionality 2. The Law of Awareness 3. The Law of the Mirror 4. ... Read More »

What’s Your Life’s Meaning?

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This morning, @G-J and @jbones1961 joined me for our monthly book club discussion. You can listen to our show via the player, below. This month, we read Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. In his book, Dr. Frankl writes of his time at a concentration camp during WWII; specifically, he writes of those who survived and how they survived. They survived by understanding their life had meaning, regardless of their circumstances. They kept love ... Read More »

Book Club Discussion: Blue Nights

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Yesterday, G-J, Jane and Trish joined me for our monthly book club discussion on Your Caregiving Journey. In December, we read Blue Nights by Joan Didion. You can listen to our discussion via the player, below. We ended our discussion with a split vote on whether we’d recommend the book: Two of us would recommend, the other two said, in essence, “No way.” What do you think? If you’ve read Blue Nights, please feel free ... Read More »

Book Club Discussion: The Unthinkable

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On Friday morning, G-J, Jane and I aired our monthly book club discussion on Your Caregiving Journey. You can listen to our discussion via the player below. This month, we read The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—And Why by Amanda Ripley. The publisher offers this synopsis of the book: “Half of Americans have been affected by a disaster of some kind. In big disasters, regular people are the first and most important rescuers on ... Read More »

Book Club Discussion: A New Kind of Normal

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On Friday, Jane and I met on Your Caregiving Journey for our monthly book club discussion. This month, we read a book recommended by Jane–A New Kind of Normal by Carol Kent. You can listen to our discussion via the player below. In A New Kind of Normal, Carol writes about coping with her family’s traumatic change; her son is jailed for murdering his wife’s ex-husband. Carol writes about many of the themes that accommodate ... Read More »

Book Club: Find Your Strengths

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On Thursday afternoon, G-J and I discussed our August book club pick, Strengths Finder 2.0. You can listen to our discussion via the player below. This month’s book is more of a reference. After taking the book’s online strengths assessment, you receive a report listing your top five strengths. During our discussion, G-J and I shared our strengths; I used the book to describe those strengths. (Note: In order to take the online assessment, you ... Read More »

Book Club Discussion: Back to the Summit

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On Thursday afternoon, Senator Omer Rains joined me for a discussion on Your Caregiving Journey of his book, Back to the Summit, our June Caregiving Book Club pick. You can listen to our show via the post below. Senator Rains shared about his decision to write his book, how he made the time to write it, and how the book helped him understand his life better. We spoke about his definition of a good life, ... Read More »

Book Club Discussion: Wild

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This morning, G-J and Old Billy joined me for our book club discussion of our May book club pick: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. You can listen to our discussion via the player, below. I’m loving our book club discussions and find myself looking forward to the discussion as I read the book. So, be sure to join us! You can join our group and then be ... Read More »

Picks for Our Caregiving Book Club

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I got behind with picking our selections for our Caregiving Book Club. Our March action (we’re reading) for our Caregiving Happiness Project is getting me ahead. Our book club picks for the next few months are: April: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown May: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed June: Back ... Read More »

Book Club Discussion: Take Comfort

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On Wednesday, Bette hosted Your Caregiving Journey and led our caregiving book club discussion. Our book club pick for November was my book, Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers. (You can listen to our discussion via the player below.) Thanks so much to Bette for doing a wonderful job hosting the show. I hope you enjoy! Note: Stock up on stocking stuffers: We’ve got a great deal on my caregiving books, including Take Comfort. ... Read More »

Why Forever Is Okay

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This afternoon, Trish joined me on Your Caregiving Journey to discuss her book, Forever a Caregiver, our October Caregiving Book Club pick. You can listen to our discussion via the player below. Trish’s book details her childhood with a mom who suffered from severe depression and a father who lived the highs and lows of bipolar disease. It’s a story of cigarette smoke, suicide attempts and broken hearts. It’s also a story of accepting the ... Read More »