By: Beth Witrogen McLeod
Published by: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
A uniquely inspired book that blends practical advice with profound spiritual wisdom. Beth Witrogen McLeod’s experience in caring for her father, suffering from cancer and her mother, who at the same time, was deteriorating from Lou Gehrig’s disease helped her develop a rare and enlightened perspective on the entire spectrum of caregiving. Rather then viewing caring for a loved one as a dutiful obligation to be endured and then forgotten, as is often the case, the author guides the reader down a different path. She came to the realization through a journey in which she endured intense emotional pain and grief, that by giving oneself to another we receive the gift of personal growth and strength. The book includes practical advice offered by professionals in the fields of medicine, finance, spirituality and aging. The author touches upon such topics as stress, depression, home care, and end of life concerns.