I’ve self-published my first book, "Self-care: From the Trenches...with Love, Humour & a Kick in the Pants". It's available on Amazon at:Do you feel tired, stressed and at the end of your rope? Caregiving is hard. The good news is that each of us is allowed to live a meaningful life and be happy despite our circumstances. Self-care is accessible to all - even caregivers. This book is a Roadmap to Self-care and is filled with humour, stories and actions as a way to remove the barriers and excuses that keep so many people from taking time for themselves.
Let me share a bit of my story with you…there’s nothing scarier than not being able to breathe. I had ignored my body’s warning signs of stress for so long, that a trip to emergency via ambulance was the wake-up call I needed to make a change.
When the doctor told me that there was nothing wrong and that I was perfectly healthy, I knew that I was on my own. At that moment, I realized that I needed to make changes in how I was managing my role as a caregiver to my young daughter with an intellectual disability and as a mother to my son.
Join me in embracing the self-care journey and in learning to find moments of joy on a daily basis. Trust me when I say there’s a surprise twist that you won’t see coming.
I invite you to buy this book for yourself or anyone who needs tools and strategies to pause the craziness of their day and take time to think about themselves.