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Caring for Them, Caring for You

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Caring for Them, Caring for You with Susanne White, Founder of Caregiver Warrior & Author of "Self-Care for Caregivers: A Practical Guide to Caring for You While You Care for Your Loved One"

How often do you find yourself putting others' needs above your own, especially when it comes to caregiving? My guest today is Susanne White, the founder of Caregiver Warrior. Life took Susanne on a unique journey when she became the caregiver for her parents. That role in her life inspired her to chronicle her experiences and wisdom on, offering support to others on a similar path. Her dedication to this cause is beautifully penned in her recent book, "Self-Care for Caregivers: A Practical Guide to Caring for You While You Care for Your Loved One". This guide is a testament to Susanne's commitment to ensuring that caregivers don’t lose sight of their own well-being.

Today, we talk about Susanne's personal journey and how she came to recognize the importance of self-care. We discuss why it’s essential to check our emotional temperature and highlight the power of self-love and its practical implementation. In our conversation, we look at the challenges of caregiver burnout, the art of setting boundaries, and the courage to seek help when we’re overwhelmed. Whether you are in a caregiving role, know someone who is, or just want to be better prepared for the future, this episode offers valuable advice. We talk about the dual role that every caregiver plays: caring for a loved one but also guarding and protecting our own heart and spirit so we can better care for those we love.

This conversation is about the transformational power of self-care and the impact it can have on both caregivers and those they lovingly support. Thank you, Susanne, for teaching us all how to better care for ourselves, especially when we need it most!

Listen to our episode HERE.

Susanne shares about:

  • Her personal journey from becoming the caregiver for her parents to founding Caregiver Warrior

  • The inspiration behind her website,, which chronicles her experiences and provides support to fellow caregivers

  • The essence and teachings from her book, "Self-Care for Caregivers: A Practical Guide to Caring for You While You Care for Your Loved One"

  • The significance of self-care in caregiving, including checking one's emotional temperature and practicing self-love

  • Challenges faced by caregivers, including burnout, the importance of setting boundaries, and seeking help when overwhelmed

  • The dual responsibility caregivers bear: ensuring the well-being of their loved ones while also safeguarding their own emotional and mental health

About Susanne White

Susanne White is the founder of Caregiver Warrior. She was blessed with the opportunity to care for her parents and ventured out on a caregiving journey that would change her life. She blogs about this journey on her website, and shares her experience, strength, and hope with others so that they too may survive caregiving with grace and empowerment. Her latest book, “Self-Care for Caregivers: A practical guide to caring for you while you care for your loved one” is now available at your favorite bookstore. Go to for more info. Follow her on Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Instagram

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