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    Journal Empowers Caregivers to Reflect on Their Own Needs

    Each of us, at some point in our lives, will take on the role of caregiver.

    Whether we’re looking after a child or an elderly parent, or our chosen vocation involves working with students, clients or patients, we belong to a community of caregivers.

    As we all give so much energy to others it is imperative that we remember to nurture ourselves. As a lifelong caregiver, Darleen Miller shares what she learned through her own experiences to help all caregivers awaken to a new reality of self-care through her experiential workbook, Yes! It Really Is All About Me!

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    Rosalyn Carter said it best: “There are only four kinds of people in the world — those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” Yes, It Really Is All About Me is an enlightening book and journal from Darleen Miller that seeks to empower selfless caregivers to create their own personal to-do list that nurtures the mind, body and spirit.

    “Whether we are parents, grandparents, teachers or medical professionals, we all belong to a community of caregivers, and we often neglect our own needs,” Miller explains. “As we explore your personal Journey of a Lifetime, this inspirational journal will help define and support your relationship with self.”

    Yes, It Really Is All About Me features a journal format that guides readers through a step-by-step journey of self-realization and self-nurturing, beginning with the question, ‘Who am I?’ The book is divided into four categories: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual, with written exercises, insights from the author and positive statements of empowerment.

    Designed for the caregiver who loves others and wants to serve their world, Yes! It Really Is All About Me aims to impact the lives of caregivers by raising their conscious awareness of their own needs and leading them down a nurturing path where they feel loved and appreciated in their service.

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    About the Author

    At an early age, Darleen Miller began her own personal journey as a lifelong teacher and caregiver to her parents, grandparents and her three children. During her 47-year marriage, Miller supported her husband’s military career and became his primary caregiver as he battled cancer for the last 12 years of his life. He passed away at their home with hospice care in July 2010. This experiential workbook is a reflection of Miller’s holistic self-exploration in caregiving experiences. Her passion for teaching, writing and healing unite as tools to help fellow caregivers embrace a new conscious awareness of life. Miller offers numerous classes that focus on mind, body and spiritual development with self-empowerment.

    To learn more about the author, please visit or follow her on Facebook at Darleen L. Miller, on Instagram at WisdomEvolution and on LinkedIn at Darleen L. Miller.

    Yes! It Really Is All About Me
    Publisher: Balboa Press
    Release date: September 15, 2019
    ISBN: 978-1-4525-3575-3 (sc)
    ISBN: 978-1-4525-3576-0 (e)
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    Final thoughts

    This book is a great tool for you to use to learn about yourself, get clarity, and use it to your advantage. Being kind to others, Yes, It Really is All About Me shows you how to pay attention to your own life for a change. It’s an easy read and very motivational. But you will dig deep into your lifestyle, upbringing and life in general. That can be tough. However, there are certainly good ideas in this book. I have been a caregiver for 20 years and writing gives me a much needed outlet to let off some anxiety and just plain old exhaustion. As you answer questions in the book, it makes you mellow out and introspective. It is quite meditative so if you are into that sort of thing too, order this book.

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