Hope you can join me TONIGHT when I interview author Linda Campanella on her book "When All That's Left of Me Is Love."
That's Thursday, March 29th at 9:00pm Eastern - an hour later than usual.
As background, Linda calls herself an “accidental author.” She says her book, “When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go”, essentially wrote itself in the weeks of intense grief following her mother’s death in September 2009.
The book is an account of her last year with her terminally ill mother, and Campanella says the chapters poured out of her at all hours of the day and night, flowing directly from a broken heart to a blank page. She finished the manuscript in less than two months – in time to give it to her father for Christmas, his first without his wife and sweetheart of 52 years.
Linda shares that this is not a story she ever wanted or expected to tell, but now that it’s written, she is happy to use the book to keep her mother’s legacy of love and her joyful, generous spirit alive.
No one likes to spend time thinking about or anticipating a loved one’s death. As a result, we are quite often unprepared when it happens.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Please join us on this call to hear Linda discuss some of the important things she learned through her experience, including:
* Through her story of her family’s reactions to hearing of her mother’s terminal diagnosis, learn how you and your siblings might expect to react to news that one of your parents has been given a terminal prognosis. Not all people react the same…
* How Linda found that life can be lived fully and joyfully even while anticipating death. Discover how she found ways to inject living into the dying experience. And her advice for others confronting terminal illness.
* Some of the challenges associated with caring for a dying parent while balancing other important roles and responsibilities–for example, your current life as a mother and/or a working professional.
* Some of the most valuable lessons she learned as a result of her experience – lessons that she believes may be helpful to other daughters facing the prospect caring for and eventually losing a terminally ill parent.
* Whether Linda thinks it is easier to deal with the certain death – - or the sudden death — of a parent or loved one.
* Helpful things friends can do for or say to someone who is terminally ill or caring for a terminally ill family member. As well as her thoughts on whether there are things people should avoid saying or doing.
* Her insights or valuable lessons for others who face death or loss. Including her thoughts on sharing her personal story as a way to inspire or reassure others.?
* The significance of the book title.
* Suggestions for ways to keep very present in our lives someone who is physically gone.
* The reaction her book has received.Again, this one hour teleseminar is scheduled for Thursday, March 29th at 9:00pm Eastern time. (That’s 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain and 6 PM Pacific time.) The call is free and open to the public. You may listen by phone, Skype or online. Follow this link
for details on how to join us on the call, and how to send in questions for Linda.