Sharing Our Stories: A Writing Workshop for Caregivers

“It’s been well-established that writing and honest sharing are deeply healing practices that relieve anxiety, increase resilience, and promote self-compassion. Sharing caregiving stories with those facing similar challenges diminishes isolation by providing a life-giving community of support.” – Laura Davis

We are proud to partner with Kensington Senior Living to present a free interactive writing workshop for caregivers with internationally acclaimed writing teacher and best-selling author Laura Davis on Saturday, March 18th from 9:30-11:30 am PDT via Zoom. A complimentary copy of Laura’s award-winning 2021 caregiving memoir The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story will be included.

Register here.

In this, Kensington’s inaugural workshop, you’ll learn to use words and story to explore the joys, complexities, and challenges of being a caregiver to a loved one with memory loss.

We’ll explore:

  • How our relationships with our parents change across the life cycle
  • A moment we realized that things had changed
  • The ways storytelling evokes emotion, clarity, and insight
  • How writing can help us access stories we might not be able to access any other way
  • The power of writing in community

You don’t need to consider yourself a writer to attend. A notebook, a pen and your willingness to share are all that is required.

This workshop is ideal for caregivers who:

  • are responsible for a parent or spouse who can no longer manage their own care
  • are grieving as they watch a loved one lose capacity
  • feel isolated and stressed because no one day is ever long enough
  • live in the sandwich generation, caught between aging parents and kids at home
  • experience self-care as an impossible, elusive dream
  • are hungry for community—to meet others who will understand what they’re going through
  • struggle with complex family dynamics with siblings or other family members
  • long to know if deep healing is still possible between caregivers and the person in care
  • would benefit from a time-out and a safe, confidential place to express what’s in their heart and on their mind

Register here.

About Laura Davis

Laura Davis, The Burning Light of Two StarsLaura Davis is the author of seven bestselling books, including The Courage to Heal and I Thought We’d Never Speak Again. Her groundbreaking books have been translated into 12 languages and sold two million copies. In addition to writing books that inspire, the work of Laura’s heart is to teach. For more than twenty years, she’s helped people find their voices, tell their stories, and hone their craft. Her memoir, The Burning Light of Two Stars, tells the dramatic story of becoming a caregiver for a parent who betrayed you in the past. You can learn about her books and workshops at

Connect with Laura Davis


Facebook @LauraDavis&TheWritersJourney

Instagram @laurasaridavis

Read Laura’s AlzAuthors post: Laura Davis Shares How She and Her Mother Recovered from an Embattled Relationship

Listen to Laura’s interview on the AlzAuthors Podcast: Laura Davis Untangles Caring for a Parent Who Betrayed You in the Past

The Burning Light of Two StarsLaura’s award-winning 2021 memoir, The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story is for sale now. Read the first five chapters and order the ebook, audiobook or paperback here.

      • First Place Winner, BookLife Prize from Publisher’s Weekly: Best Memoir/Autobiography of 2021
      • Winner, Goldie Awards, Nonfiction
      • Gold Medal, Ippy Awards, Aging/Death & Dying
      • Finalist, 2022 Book of the Year, Independent Author Network
      • Bronze Medal, Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Adult Non-fiction
      • Shortlist, Page Turner Awards, Memoir

Write, Travel, Transform…and Eat! Join Laura for a magical retreat in Tuscany in May of 2023! Click here:

Free Ebook: Writing Toward Courage: A 30-Day Practice. Click here to receive this beautiful, thought-provoking creative gift.

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