Today’s the day! I’m so excited to announce that today my new book, The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep is officially out. You can purchase it here.
To be honest, this is a bittersweet day for me. I miss my Dad so much, but working on this book has also been a really special way to honor his memory, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to turn something painful into a resource that can help others.
Inspired by my own experiences and the experiences of my patients’ families, The Farewell Tour is a resource for caregivers of all kinds—whether dealing with terminal illness or ongoing needs—who find themselves burned out and isolated. Along with my personal story, I share tips on:
– Improving sleep
– Simplifying routines
– Approachable healthy eating tips
—Making time for movement
– Handling unsolicited advice
– Navigating changing relationships
– Preparing for end of life
I also created a Spotify playlist to go along with the book. Each chapter has a recommended song to listen to while reading. You can find that list on Spotify here.
Here are a few reviews from people that I truly admire. I’m so grateful for their kind words:
This is an important resource for caregivers of all kinds. Jess’s engaging combination of storytelling, actionable tips, and mind-body wellness insight makes this an approachable, relatable tool for the overwhelmed caregiver. — Jason Wachob, Founder & Co-CEO, mindbodygreen
I know all too well how difficult caregiving can be and this book, which blends approachable advice, personal story, and even a playlist, is an essential tool to help avoid or recover from burnout. You’ll learn the basics of what to eat to keep your energy and mood up, how to improve sleep, make movement part of your life even with minimal time, and more. No matter where on your journey you are, The Farewell Tour can help lighten the load. — Max Lugavere, NY Times Best-selling author, science journalist, and podcast host
“The Farewell Tour is so much MORE than a book— it’s a guidepost for anyone, anywhere who is (or will become) a caregiver. It’s truly THE book that I so desperately wanted to read (and searched for to no avail!) when my dad was sick, and I laughed, cried, and yelped affirmations aloud as I devoured it start-to-finish in an afternoon. Jess is as masterful at writing and storytelling as she is at applying science-based evidence to her patients’ real lives as a health practitioner. Yes, this book is filled with compassion, love, humor, resilience, and grief; but it’s also an exceptionally practical guide that provides tangible, actionable strategies that can help make life less difficult so that you can make the most of the time you have with the people you love. — Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, Consultant, Brand/Media Expert, and Author, “Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked): 11 Science-Based Ways to Eat More, Stress Less, and Feel Great About Your Body.”
Behind the scenes I’ve been doing a lot of press to get the word out. If you want to hear more about the book and what went into it, here are a few interviews I’ve given.
- mbg podcast: Emotional cravings, end of life care, and what to eat when you’re stressed
- These Are The Best Foods To Eat When You’re Stressed, Says A Dietitian
WGRT’s LIMElight with Jessie podcast
Angel Quest Radio Show
- Jessica Cording, Author of The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide To Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep
Thank you so much for your love and support. I feel privileged to be able to pop into your email and share with you my favorite tips and tools for living your healthiest life. If you want to learn about how to care for yourself when you’re the caregiver, please hop over to Amazon and purchase my new book, The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep.
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