"...Daring and Compassionate" says Gail Sheehy, author of the ground shifting book, Passages.
"...Captivating and honest" adds Dr. John Sloan, a Canadian geriatrician.
"...some books are like mirrors," says American best selling author and hospice advocate, Stephen Kiernan, "As we read their pages, we see ourselves."
American thought leader about the future of care in life's last chapter is Joanne Lynne MD, who heads the Altarum institute. "We need to tell stories, to get people familiar with the language and experiences at the end of life, and evaluate the merits of our current pathways."
This collaboration with an award winning author in Calgary was not only fun, but offered a broader platform for issues of concern to me. What happens when the caregiver needs care. We spoke together on the CBC Calgary drive home show, the home stretch, on Friday April 20th, 2018. Have a listen.
These days I am reaching out to groups that want a speaker, to change their minds if I can about the importance of caregiving and the importance of all of us not being shy to share our stories. Stories shared boldly are the lubricant of social change at the tipping point. Which is where we are now with care offered at the end of life.
CBC is the voice of Canada. I first shared my story on a program called North by Northwest in April 2017. Sheryl MacKay was my beginning from moving from author to advocate.
The Beach is the voice of Vancouver Island, My conversation with David Graham.was quite different. .
In August, I spent an hour on a radio talk show in Kelowna BC, Engaging in Aging, with host Marjorie Horne,
I launched my book in Ontario in Novel Books, Kingston, with wine and cheeze and a reading and discussion. Durrent? That is a typo that I don't know how to fix.
I love this very intense interview with the Nanaimo Family life Society.