This two-fold feature allows me to profile my ground-breaking new book, Coping with Un-cope-able Parents: LOVING ACTION for Eldercare, along with the 10-year anniversary of my company, Spirit Unlimited.
In the article, I refer to my painful but poignant story of seeing my 89-year-old mother through her transition in 2010 followed by my father’s in 2012, also at age 89.
Especially in the latter case, there were many days I felt I would not prevail; it was an intensely-gruelling marathon. Hence, why I have such deep empathy for those trapped in the Sandwich Generation contending with often-impossible elderly parents. We’re not talking cooperative folks here! Between battling woefully-inadequate societal systems and striving to keep daily life afloat, it’s enough to do a person in.
It’s why along with my business cornerstones of coaching, facilitation, speaking and authorship – I have added Caregiver Activist to my list of meaningful contributions.
Lucky I plan to live another 57 years beyond my almost-55! There is so much yet to do!
My encouragement to everyone is that we come to Earth with a unique set of talents and gifts. We owe it to the planet to unleash them.
I very much look forward to continuing to coach those who stand at crossroads seeking “something more” to uncover and live their dreams. As well, stay tuned for what will become my sequel-book, Coping with Un-cope-able Systems: ADVOCACY for Eldercare.
In the meantime, allow me to thank all those involved in making this article one I am especially proud of.