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Balancing Caregiving And Grief With Your Career

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Lynn Abaté-Johnson
Author, Consultant, Speaker
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Tim Sarrantonio
Director of Corporate Brand at Neon One

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After being a primary caregiver for her mother for over six years, author Lynn Abaté-Johnson understands the typhoon of emotions and responsibilities that come with caring for a loved one. However, she discovered how to blossom through caregiving rather than let it drown her.

By using her natural organizational skills and her solid work ethic, she developed systems and processes to help navigate the difficult journey of caregiving which allowed her to go from

“What am I going to do without my mom?” to “I know I can thrive after she’s gone–just as she would want.”

Like most caregivers, Lynn juggled caregiving duties with a full-time career. In her daily life, she’s a business consultant and community builder. As part of her devotion to developing communities, she speaks with cohorts of caregivers to help them discover they’re not alone, everything’s going to be ok, and there are tools they can use to ease the burdens they might feel as caregivers. Her book Out of Love provides care for caregivers by giving them the emotional and logistical support they need.