Tears in My Gumbo

  • by Nadine Roberts Cornish
  • Narrated by Nadine Roberts Cornish
  • 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tears in My Gumbo: The Caregiver's Recipe for Resilience is a heartfelt manuscript that speaks personally and passionately to the 44 million caregivers caught up in the silver tsunami sweeping this country and for all of the people who care about the caregivers.
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; she became a care consultant, a care manager, and a 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. Each story teaches a different lesson demonstrating varying degrees of knowhow and courage. This book is ultimately about healing.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Simply wonderful!

I loved this book from start to finish. The stories were beautifully told, from Nadine's clients to her personal experience with her mother and grandmother.

Although this book was written in regards to adult caregivers; I've found many uses to where I can apply this to my daily use in caring for children 0-5 and working with their parents.

This is most definitely a book that I will be recommending and reading again :)
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- Danielle

Incredibly Compassionate

Before I listened to this incredibly compassionate explanation of the complicated process of caregiving, I had only a sketchy understanding of what was involved. Now, after hearing the authors heartfelt telling of her own story of caregiving and of how her own work as a consultant to other caregivers evolved, my own understanding is much deeper. Her work glows with respect and compassion for everyone involved in the process.

I highly recommend this book both to caregivers, especially those new to the process, and to anyone who needs to support those caregivers in any way.

Disclosure: I was given my review copy of this audio by the author.
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- Laurie Weiss, author

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2016
  • Publisher: Caregiver's Guardian Publishing House