by Kathy Palokoff

Today’s Caregiver, the first national magazine for all family and professional caregivers, and announce the 2019 Caregiver Friendly® Award recipients. The Caregiver Friendly® Awards are designed to celebrate products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind.
Winning the coveted award is Carolyn A. Brent’s newest book, Transforming Your Life through Self-Care: A Guide to Tapping into Your Deep Beauty and Inner Worth. Brent, an internationally-recognized caregiver advocate, speaker, and author, wrote her newest book to answer the number one question voiced by thousands of her readers: “When are you going to write a book that tells me how to care for myself?”

 “Brent’s positive, inspiring messages about self-love, giving back, and rejoicing should resonate with many,” wrote a Booklist reviewer for the American Library Association. The book, which is published by Rowan & Littlefield, is currently on the shelves of major universities across the country, public libraries and the Library of Congress.  It is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online booksellers.
Patterned after her previous books with pragmatic advice and workbook-style exercises, Transforming Your Life Through Self-Care draws on research, personal experience, and the stories of people she has guided in her role as a self-care coach.  Brent shows how to take control of your health, what to eat, how to exercise, how to have better relationships, how to spend money, why your spirit needs nourishment, where to find your purpose, how to help others, and other vital factors.

 “By drawing on the beauty and discipline deep inside, each one of us has the opportunity to live the best life possible,” she says.  The bodybuilder, who won master championships at age 60, lives her advice by avoiding toxic relationships, going to the gym, controlling her spending, and eating healthy food. 

 “Being a good caregiver starts with self-care,” she adds. “As a caregiver myself for many years, too often, I put myself on the backburner.  The result had devastating effects on my own health.  My ‘aha’ moment was when I realized that I could not care for others if I did not care for myself.  That enabled me to transform my life. I am confident this book will provide a roadmap for other caregivers to do the same.”


We invite you to visit Carolyn’s entire collection of fine books and readings…

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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