Also by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows
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
Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Penguin
332 Pages, $16.95, September 30, 2010