Welcoming newcomers, sharing my story as a cancer thriver and inviting you … to grow your community!

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Heather Jose

THE LAUNCH of my book, Every Day We Are Killing Cancer, means that many new readers are visiting WeAreCAregivers.com this week.

Regular readers: You know that we have been preparing for this national book launch for months.

Newcomers: Welcome! If you are a caregiver—or know a caregiver—then the first thing you’ll want to do is: Keep in touch! Take a moment to click that green “Subscribe” button in the upper-right corner to get our free caregivers newsletter. Once a week, I use that newsletter to send you a quick reminder about the latest ideas we are sharing.

That’s our purpose: Sharing tips, practical news for caregivers and a mix of inspirational columns by myself and other writers.

MANY WAYS TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER: I’m the host of WeAreCaregivers.com. I also write columns to encourage cancer thrivers in Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine. Each year, I crisscross the country speaking to three kinds of groups: Medical professionals, cancer patients and caregivers. That third group includes people who want to develop support programs for caregivers—a sure-fire way to grow a healthier congregation or community organization. As I travel, I provide everything from keynote addresses at major conferences—to workshops and classes that count as continuing-education credits. (If you’re interested in scheduling an event, email us at ReadTheSpirit@gmail.com.)

CLICK THE BOOK COVER to learn more about my book and order a copy, if you wish.

CLICK THE BOOK COVER to learn more about my book and order a copy, if you wish.

Today, I want to welcome back regular readers and encourage newcomers to look around this WeAreCaregivers.com website. In addition to ordering a copy of my new book, in which I describe how I organized my own circle of caregivers during my struggle with cancer, you may want to sample some recent columns:

TEST ANXIETY: If you’ve got an ongoing medical challenge—or you are a caregiver for someone who has one—then you know how anxiety can rise when “tests” inevitably roll around. Even for long-time cancer thrivers, like me, worries can mount. This column looks at how we can cope.

LOVE LANGUAGES: Sometimes, our weekly columns take an idea from popular culture and adapt it in new ways for caregivers. That’s what we did in this column about the famous “Love Languages.

CREATE A CAREGIVERS CALENDAR: Occasionally, I welcome other expert authors who add to our mix of creative ideas. Here’s a popular idea from Dr. Benjamin Pratt about taming your calendar—by creating new caregiver-friendly holidays. (Stay tuned: Next week, Dr. Pratt will bring us an update on that calendar project.)

WANT TO HELP US IN THIS IMPORTANT WORK?

Millions of Americans are caregivers. Meeting and sharing with caregivers in your community is a great church-growth idea. Right now, we need lots of readers—just like you—to spread this message among your friends. How can you help?

SHARE ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE: There are convenient buttons to share via Facebook, Twitter Google-plus or email at the top (and bottom) of each column. Don’t see those buttons? Click on the headline, above, and that should reload the page.

BUY OUR CAREGIVING BOOKS: Our authors depend on book sales to support our work. Please, order a copy of my book today—or one of the others shown at left. These are not only helpful reading for individuals—all of them are also useful in sparking small-group discussions.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Add a comment below or—if you have a question for me—email us at ReadTheSpirit@gmail.com (If you are inquiring about scheduling one of my talks or workshops, please ask now as my schedule fills many months in advance.)

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  1. Best of luck with the launch of your book. As the caregiver of a mother with vascular dementia (and a long list of other chronic health issues), I truly appreciate what you’re doing to inform the community. People who’ve never had to take care of a loved one with memory loss don’t fully understand the challenges we’re facing. It helps to have a community of people who do understand. Thank you. (I just posted an essay on dealing with my mother’s struggle with dementia.)

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