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Listen to My Interview About Why I Wrote “Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers”

My Story Made Me Want to Write a Book to Help Others

My life was much like so many others.  I was a busy wife, mother, and career person.  I had lots of hobbies.  Life was full.  Suddenly, my everyday routines came to a sudden halt.  This change wasn’t for just a month.  It wasn’t even for just a year.  It went on for nine years.  Read More→

Our Interview Has Been Rescheduled to Wednesday, 18 February!

For those who were trying to listen in to my interview this afternoon…you didn’t find it because they couldn’t reach me due to some problems with their phone lines today. Sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully, you found something else of interest to listen to while you were waiting!

Meanwhile, WRNW1-Women’s Radio Network requested to reschedule me for tomorrow, Wed, 18 Feb at 2:24 PM CST.  I rescheduled another appointment I had for tomorrow so I could do this interview.  I’m hoping the -30 below zero wind chill that is forecast doesn’t freeze all communications on this end tomorrow!  :)

You can use the same link as before: http://bit.ly/1Mre7Xf

Again, my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Have a great night and try to stay warm!

Upcoming Interview on The Women’s Radio Network

We have a big day tomorrow!  The Women’s Radio Network (WRNW1) will be interviewing me about my work for Cancer Caregivers, which you see here on http://www.SanctuaryForCancerCaregivers.com.  Lisa Singer will be interviewing me live.

Care to join us?  It’s easy!  You can listen in on Tuesday,17 Feb 2015 at 3:00 PM CST.  Go to this link: http://bit.ly/1Mre7Xf , then click on the gray button that says, “CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE.”

Please share and spread the word so as many caregivers as possible can attend.  See you there!

A Valentine’s Day Conversation For Caregivers

Yes, it’s that time again.  It’s time for cards and candy.  It’s time for flowers and romance.  Or is it?  You are a caregiver.  Your days are busy.  Your loved one needs your attention. You may not even have time to get made up and fix your hair.  You are hoping you mailed off all the valentines you wanted to couple of days ago.  Read More→

Announcing Our 2nd Book in the “Cocoon of Love” Series!

It’s a beautiful and encouraging read for anyone who is a caregiver.

Title: Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers

Subtitle:  Get Through the Tough Times, Surround Your Loved One and Yourself with Love When You Need It Most

Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers

2nd in the Cocoon of Love Series

With the aging population, there are more and more cancer caregivers.  Although there are many books on the market to help caregivers, this one is not your usual caregiver book.  It digs into what is at the heart of all caregiving: love and compassion.  Filled with touching examples and practical advice, this book will encourage and inspire Cancer Caregivers to take better care of themselves so that they can also take better care of their loved one.  It will show them how to do it all with love.

Here’s an excerpt from the back cover:

At Last–Care for the Caregiver!

Soon after you begin caring for your loved one with Cancer, you realize what an overwhelming commitment you have made.  As you search for answers and understanding, you may feel alone and in need of someone to help you along.  It seems others don’t really understand what you are dealing with.  You may even feel like it’s all too much to bear.  You have a lot of questions.  “Cocoon of LoveTM for Cancer Caregivers” will take you on the caregiver journey with compassion and practical tips to help both you and your loved one through this difficult time.  It’s a beautiful read with a heart-warming message of love for the caregiver.

 Read on and discover —

  • How to care for yourself at this challenging time
  • How to make your loved one feel loved
  • Ways to bring comfort, compassion, and joy into your daily lives
  • What butterflies have to do with your loved one and you
  • How to face your fears head on
  • How to emerge from this experience a changed, but stronger person

…  After experiencing the struggles of care-giving first-hand for eight consecutive years, Susan developed a passion for helping caregivers deal with the physical and emotional toll care-giving takes.  Susan believes every caregiver could use a healthy dose of encouragement and inspiration to get them through the tough times…

Be watching for more updates on our special promotions of these two books in the “Cocoon of Love” series.

Get your copy of “Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers” now on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/17EYnsO

Announcing Our New Book for Caregivers!

We are pleased to announce our new book for Caregivers, “Cocoon of Love for Caregivers:  Surround Yourself With Love and Inspiration to Get Through the Tough Times.”  This book is the first in a series of inspirational books titled “Cocoon of Love”.

This inspirational book is designed to help and encourage busy caregivers at a challenging time in their lives.  It features short, uplifting readings to motivate and inspire the non-professional caregiver to loved ones who are ill or aging.  At some time in your life, you will probably have to be a caregiver to a loved one.  It is not an easy job. You can do it.  We can help!

Cocoon of Love for Caregivers

Cocoon of Love for Caregivers

 

Are you a caregiver?  Do you know someone who is?  What a perfect gift for the caregiver in your life!

We are in the process of scheduling some special events in conjunction the release of this book.  We will be having some tele-seminars and special promotions which you won’t want to miss!

Watch the website and blog for further details.

To get your copy of “Cocoon of Love for Caregivers” now on Amazon, go here:  http://amzn.to/1ezDgNB

 

 

Announcing the launch of “THE GRATITUDE BOOK PROJECT: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude”

The Gratitude Book Project:  Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude

New Release!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new book, we are a co-author for. The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude, is a collaborative book sold on Amazon.com and features a short reading for every day of the year.

Authors tell in 200 words or less what they are grateful for. Even when times are difficult, you might be amazed to discover how many things we really have to be thankful for. This book provides a wonderful start or end to each day with the daily inspirational readings. It also promotes a good feeling and causes self-reflection.

My essay this year speaks to the difference a family member’s illness can make in our life and the impact of having an attitude of gratitude during those challenging times.

I particularly love contributing to three worthy charities. The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude, donates proceeds to be split among these charitable organizations: FeedingAmerica, the ASPCA and Women for Women International.

Could you use a lift? This inspirational book is available here on Amazon.  I’m told there are copies in transit to Amazon at this time. Consider a gift to yourself and a loved one. For every “gift” you buy, you’ll be giving three more gifts—to the charities!

Tissues and Tears for Sandy Hook Elementary School

My Reaction to Friday’s Mass Murders

Over the years, complacency sets in. More things are tolerated and accepted. Too often people forget things don’t all have to be the way they are. Too often, if an unpleasant thing doesn’t directly impact us, we ignore it and forget about it.

This is a time to look at our society and ask what has changed for the worse and what we can do about it. It is a time to reflect. It is our moral obligation to do so.

It was Friday morning in a quiet Connecticut community. God took our nation’s pulse that day. He wanted to know just how complacent we are. He found the soft spot in our hearts as he felt our racing pulse.

I know not one of them, and yet I do. They are the child next door, the teacher down the street, the First Responder who helped us last year. They are the clergy who quietly bear more than we sometimes realize. I ponder this as I reach for another tissue.

It is not for us to wonder why…but we do. It is not for us to judge…but we can’t help ourselves.

It is for us to support the survivors, those grieving, and those who gave their life, their love, their spirit, and compassion on Friday. They, as we, will never be the same. Grown men, tough men, weep and lean on others. Clergy shed tears and embrace those of other faiths. Families struggle with how to help their children cope. Everywhere parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors and teachers hug their little ones as never before.

We can think of little else. Hearts ache as they feel torn open and gaping holes are left in a community and a nation. Those little ones left behind have lost their innocence in such a brutal way. Those who served the survivors now need ministering to themselves.

Countless prayers stream toward the heavens. And…at heaven’s gate, twenty little angels joyously reunite with the school personnel who safely escorted them to their new home. Rest in peace dear little ones. May we make this world a better place so this never has to happen again.

Copyright 2012

Remember Our Heroes

Heroes…they are all around us. We just don’t always recognize them. There are those heroes who we do recognize. They wear uniforms and must leave their families to serve. Some fight fires and some tangle with criminals. On any given day, none knows what their future may hold.

Then there are the heroes we may not always think of immediately when we hear that word. But…when we think of many people in our lives, we soon recognize there’s an abundance of special and heroic people we truly admire. They present mankind at his best. They lift us up and inspire us as few can.

I have the priviledge of being part of a special project honoring our heroes. Not long ago, I was asked to be a contributing author to a special book called, “THE GRATITUDE BOOK PROJECT: A CELEBRATION OF HEROES”. This inspiring e-book was written in remembrance of 9-11, but not necessary about 9-11 events. Get your free e-book now! http://bit.ly/qaG2Fa

Gratitude Book Project Is a Big Hit on Amazon!

Gratitude Book
Best Gift This Christmas! Help four worthy charities.

We are celebrating! Last night the book we are a contributing author for reached # 1 Best SellerStatuson Amazon.comin the Health, Mind & Body –> Self-Help–>Success Category.

What does gratitude have to do with success? A lot! The other contributing authors and myself have learned much more about the impact of gratitude on one’s life.We have laughed together and wept together over our joys, triumphs, and sorrows. One thing is certain, there is a great impact on those who live gratitude-filled lives.

Participating in this book hascaused me to experienceeven more gratitude. I am grateful for:

  • the opportunity to share my experiences with others
  • the support of my followers on this website, Twitter, and Facebook
  • the positive impact of gratitude (even from negative situations!)
  • how gratitude brought together 300 people in a magnificent way
  • the ability to give book sale proceeds to these charities: ASPCA, Feeding America, WomenFor Women & Make-a-Wish

Would you like to know more or get a copy? I thought so! Here you go: http://amzn.to/fbXLpN

May you have a day filled with gratitude…let’s make that 365 days filled with gratitude!