Catch Your Breath

Tender Meditations for Caregivers

by Linda Spalla

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/17/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781452522234
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781452522258
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781452522241

About the Book


""One of the meditations from Catch Your Breath cited in Oprah Magazine""

Whether you have chosen to be a caregiver or were hijacked by circumstances, Catch Your Breath, a series of touching meditations by Linda Spalla, will become a wisp of sanity and a day-to-day stabilizer. Spalla retraces an eight month care-giving journey with her mother, captured in raw, candid images, truly becoming a walk in her shoes. What started as a thirty-days-to-live commitment of care in her home turned into an unexpected eight months of never-ending responsibility.

You will feel a kinship with the roller coaster of emotions; from anger, confusion, surprise, resentment, guilt and ambivalence, to finally relief, recovery and celebration. You will learn through the various vignettes some refreshingly practical information on such topics as finding sitters, managing medicine, dealing with sibling rivalry, contracting with Hospice, moving to assisted living, doing will preparation and other legalities as well as funeral planning. You will laugh; you will sob; your heart will soar; your heart will break. You will find solace, encouragement and inspiration for one of life’s most daunting challenges. But especially, you will discover your best self, emerging stalwart, strong and forged by the fire of your caregiving experience.

Give yourself a gift of renewal and Catch Your Breath.


About the Author

Linda Spalla was a caregiver to her mother for almost a year, and has captured that journey with inspirational poignancy in Catch Your Breath.

Spalla, author of Leading Ladies and now retired from a career in television, resides in Huntsville, Alabama, where she is a weekly Alzheimer’s volunteer, a golfer, and a grandmother.