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Family Caregivers Unite!

Family Caregivers Unite!

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December 07th 2010:Authors Talking About Family Caregiving

Lynda Simmons and James Krehbiel are both authors of books about health conditions that involve family caregiving. They talk about the books they’ve written and the ways these reflect aspects of family caregiving. They describe how their own perspectives on family caregiving influence their writing. James discusses his most recent book, ‘Troubled Childhood, Triumphant Life’, which explores circumstances where family caregiving hasn’t worked well. Lynda talks about her most recent book, ‘Island Girl’, a work of fiction about inevitable decline towards the end of life, and explains the role for

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Lynda Simmons

Lynda Simmons is a writer by day, college instructor by night and a late sleeper on weekends. She grew up in Toronto, Canada, reading Greek mythology, bringing home stray cats and making up stories about bodies in the basement. From an early age, her family knew she would either end up as a writer or the old lady with a hundred cats. As luck would have it, she married a man with allergies so writing it was. With two daughters to raise, she and her husband moved into a lovely two-storey mortgage in Burlington, a small city on the water just outside Toronto. While the girls are grown and gone, Lynda and her husband are still there. And yes, there is a cat – a beautiful, if spoiled, Birman. Whe
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James P. Krehbiel

James P. Krehbiel, Ed.S., LPC, CCBT, is an educator, writer, licensed professional counselor and nationally certified cognitive-behavioral therapist practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona. He specializes in treating anxiety, depression and the emotional effects of pain management issues. He served as a teacher and guidance counselor for 30 years and has taught graduate-level counselor education courses for Chapman University. In 2005, he self-published ‘Stepping Out of the Bubble: Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Counseling Therapy’ (Booklocker.com). His latest book, ‘Troubled Childhood, Triumphant Life: Healing from the Battle Scars of Youth’ (New Horizon Press) is about the impact of troubled
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