A tribute to all who have lost their parents

December 4, 2012

Rev. Lea Chapin interviewed:  America’s Caregiver Empowerment Strategist,™ Carolyn A. Brent, MBA is the author of number one bestselling book Why Wait? The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially & Legally for a Parent’s Death.

Why Wait? is a guide for family caregivers and aging parents. As a speaker, she travels throughout the United States lecturing about the importance of adult siblings and parents having what she calls “crucial conversations” in preparation for the end-of-life issues they may face, so that instead of being torn apart, they can come together as a strong family. She is committed to Pictureenhancing the lives of family caregivers and their aging parents throughout the world.

Today’s show is a tribute to all who have lost their parents including Lea’s mother Patricia Reeves on November 28, 2012. Lea’s family will miss her dearly as she was a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother, as well as a surrogate mother to many who were orphaned without mothers.

Carolyn Brent & her father – top
Lea Chapin & her mother Patricia
Reeves- bottom photo

Carolyn will be celebrating her 56th birthday on January 6. Hence the title of her new book “Fifty Six with a Six Pack” (Total Fitness) My Journey Towards Health & Wellness Post-CareGiving.


How were you able to pick up the pieces in your life Post-Caregiving? (Grieving, self-worth, forgiveness, learning to love me.)

  1. How to get your Health, Fitness, and Wellness back.
  2. What was your process towards achieving mental and physical wellness.
  3. How have you discovered yourself again.
  4. What is the importance of being able to “Just Say No?”
  5. How important is “Loving Me?”
  6. What about the Emotional, Financial, Legal aspects of self wellness?
  7. How did you develop a good support system?
  8. What inspired you to change your eating and fitness habits?
  9. What are the results of your eating plan and fitness regime?
  10. How dose incorporating spirituality help achieve wellness?
  11. What are the benefits of sharing your story?
  12. What recommendations do you have for Caregivers’?


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bookAbout the Book

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Why Wait? The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death is a handbook that can spare caregivers and their families the stress of conflict at a time of grieving and loss. It provides an opportunity for them to mend fences and renew the connection and communication they once enjoyed with each other.   Visit CareGiverStory.com  A Free resource portal


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About Carolyn Brent

Dr. Carolyn A. Brent, is an award-winning bestselling author and a National Physique Committee (NPC) Masters Women's Figure Champion at age 60. She is an expert on both self-care and caregiving; she is the founder of Across All Ages and two nonprofit organizations, CareGiverStory Inc. and Grandpa's Dream. Carolyn's research and extensive collection of published works have made her a notable figure in her field. For seventeen years, she worked for some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and has worked as a volunteer at various assisted-living facilities. Her award-winning books include The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and The Caregiver's Legal Survival Guide: Navigating through the Legal System.

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