Also by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle

Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows

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About the Book

When faced with life's greatest challenges, how do we continue to live with acceptance, equanimity, and a peaceful heart? This profound and courageous memoir seeks to answer those questions, especially when facing the enormous challenges of mental loss through any form of dementia, especially Alzheimer's.

Given Hob and Olivia Hoblitzelle's rich background in psychology, Buddhist meditation and the wisdom traditions, they were in a unique position to help others by sharing how they negotiated this heart-breaking illness. This memoir is the fruit of their shared experience. Olivia not only writes about the inspirations and spiritual perspectives that sustained them, but gives us an intimate account of how they faced loss, crisis, and eventually death.

With its thoughtful self-help sections, the book provides both hope and practical approaches for how to transform the challenges of mental loss or diminishment of any kind. Ultimately, Hob and Olivia's experience with Alzheimer's was about growing in wisdom and deepening in love.

First edition won the following awards:

Gold Medal: Independent Publishers Book Awards

Silver Medal: Nautilus Book Awards

Finalist: ForeWord Magazine Book Award

Book Information

Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Penguin

332 Pages, $16.95, September 30, 2010

Korean, Dutch and Chinese Editions

Korean, Dutch and Chinese Editions