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How do you find comfort and understanding?

All of my books, 35 so far, come from experience. My recent work focuses on caregiving and grief healing. In 2007 four family members died: my elder daughter (mother of our twin grandchildren), father-in-law, brother, and the twin’s father. As I have often done, I turned to writing for comfort and understanding. Eight grief resources came from this decision and you may learn more about them on harriethodgson.com.

I turned to writing for comfort and understanding

Life was calm until my husband’s aorta dissected in 2013. He had three emergency operations. During the last one he suffered a spinal stroke and it paralyzed his legs. After being hospitalized for eight months he was dismissed to my care. When my husband came home he was frail, tired, and spent much of his time in bed.

I turned to writing again for comfort and this led to The Family Caregiver’s Guide and Affirmations for Family Caregivers, both slated for fall release. Writing helped me and I think these books will help you. For like you, I walk the caregiving walk each day. WriteLife in Omaha, Nebraska is publishing my Family Caregiving Series. The third book, The Family Caregiver’s Journal, will be released in the spring of 2016. Please watch for these resources.


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Written by Harriet Hodgson
Rochester resident Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance writer for writing for 38 years, is the author of thousands of articles, and 36 books. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support. She is also a contributing writer for The Caregiver Space website, Open to Hope Foundation website, and The Grief Toolbox website. Harriet has appeared on more than 185 radio talk shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, Harriet has given presentations at public health, Alzheimer’s, caregiving, and bereavement conferences. Her work is cited in Who’s Who of American Women, World Who’s Who of Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories. All of Harriet’s work comes from her life. She is now in her 19th year of caregiving and cares for her disabled husband, John. For more information about this busy author, grandmother, wife, and caregiver please visit www.harriethodgson.com

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