Learn how this caregiver coped with his wife’s illness and rose above grief to experience unconditional love.
In this episode I share an interview with Joe DiNardo who talks about his book A Letter to My Wife and discusses how his long-term practice of mindfulness meditation helped him cope with being a caregiver and grieving his wife’s death.
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My guest this week is Joe DiNardo, an attorney from Buffalo NY, who served as a caregiver for his wife Marcia during her cancer diagnosis, treatment and eventual death. As a long-term practitioner of Vipassana meditation, Joe found that his mindfulness meditation practice helped him through the difficult challenges of caregiving and grief and he has much wisdom to share with us from the perspective of a family caregiver.
Joe is also the author of the newly released book A Letter to My Wife, which follows his journey with late wife Marcia, from cancer diagnosis through death. The website states that “His practice of mindfulness is explored throughout this heartfelt dedication and serves as the foundation for his recommendations on coping with loss and healing. His story, which includes both practical advice and profound wisdom, is a real-life example of how powerful and guiding meditation can be during life’s painful and challenging chapters. ”
In this interview you will learn:
- What Joe learned about being a caregiver from accompanying Marcia through illness
- His best advice for other family caregivers
- How he discovered the practice of meditation and began to apply it to his life
- How mindfulness meditation helped him on a daily basis during Marcia’s illness and throughout his own grief process
You can purchase A Letter to My Wife at Amazon.com: Get the book here!
Tune in next week when we will learn how to start a meditation practice with my guest Gia George who is a yoga and meditation teacher, singer-songwriter, and my daughter!
Until then remember:
Face Your Fears. BE Ready. Love Your Life.