Liz O’Donnell is the founder of Working Daughter, a global community for women balancing eldercare and career. She’s the award-winning author of Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living, which is a brilliant book. She’s a longtime marketing executive who’s become a recognized expert on caregiving and in 2020, she created National Working Daughter’s Day.
We talk about:
- Why Liz wrote the book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living
- The importance of moving from resentment to acceptance
- The power of unconditional love and showing up
- Why Liz focused on daughters in her book
- Why it’s helpful to look forward to the time when you’re no longer caring (even though that means your parents are not there anymore)
- Flexibility and the cost of being flexible
- How the Covid-19 pandemic put everything in perspective
- Living through the caregiving
- How workplaces can help carers
- The expectation that it will always be the daughter
- Judging your actions not your thoughts
- Finding alternative solutions to a difficult situation
Liz’s website: workingdaughter.com
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