Friday, February 13, 2009

Tai Chi Connections or Mothering Mother

Tai Chi Connections: Advancing Your Tai Chi Experience

Author: John Loupos

With training skills on rooting, stepping and TaiChi's mechanical nuances, you'll also learn how to slow your life down be free and develop a modality for life long happiness.

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Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir

Author: Carol D ODell

Compelling, heartrending, brutally honest, and funny by turns, this personal memoir chronicles the author's decision not to put her mother—who has Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease—in "one of those homes" and relays the far-reaching consequences this choice has on her entire family. This refreshing and entertaining account, written in real time during the last three years of her mother's life, will help those struggling with their own decisions regarding elder care and end of life decisions. Touching on the importance of relationships—how they impact personal belief systems and attitudes about quality of life—this authentic and timely narrative explores the larger questions of faith, hope, and ultimately, death.


A beautiful rendering of a difficult but all-too-common situation, told with plenty of humor, a touch of martyrdom, and much love.

Times Union (Jacksonville Florida)

Make[s] you laugh and cry, often at the same time, and would be a godsend to current or potential care-givers.

Armchair Interviews

Carol O'Dell is my new hero. . . . Told in vignettes instead of a linear fashion, O'Dell tells in brutal honesty the horrors and pleasures of exactly what one shoulders when saying, 'Come live with us; I'll take care of you.'

What People Are Saying

Judy H. Wright
"I loved this book! I not only loved it, I lived it. I laughed, I smiled and shuddered reading this book. O'Dell has captured the essence of every Baby Boomer's struggle to parent our parents."--(Judy H. Wright, author, Kids, Chores & More)

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