Tears in My Gumbo - A Caregiver's Recipe for Resilience

"This book is steeped in love and community, seasoned with wisdom, humor, and healing, much like a heaping bowl of Louisiana Seafood Gumbo.” – Nadine Roberts Cornish

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Tears in My Gumbo is a heartfelt manuscript that speaks personally and passionately to the 44 million caregivers caught up in the silver tsunami sweeping this country.

The book inspires and supports caregivers as well as the family unit involved in the loved one’s care. Through a series of caregiver stories, the book illustrates the ingredients needed for caregivers to maintain resilience and create a soul nurturing gumbo of care.

Artfully written by caregiver coach and consultant, Nadine Roberts Cornish, CSA, the book shares her personal experience as a caregiver for her mother, which transformed her life as she becomes a care consultant, care manager, and caregiver coach. A native of New Orleans, Nadine shares her rich family heritage simmered in the traditions of gumbo preparation, steeped in love and community, seasoned with wisdom, humor and healing, much like a heaping bowl of Louisiana Seafood Gumbo.

Along the way, we are gifted with the community, humanity, and deep love shared among Cornish’s large and sometimes raucous family members. This book is a glimpse into what it means to be held and supported by a family network, and how to enhance the family one has, when it is needed most.

Blended with generous doses of humor, Tears in My Gumbo is filled with short and sweet stories, meant to provide a quick respite for the caregiver and a motivator for families to join in to help. Ultimately, this book offers insight and understanding of the humbling, challenging, and deeply rewarding caregiver’s journey.

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