5 Steps to Navigate Your Caregiving Journey


I wrote the book, Our Journey of Love, 5 Steps to Navigate Your Caregiving Journey, to support you, your care receiver, and those around your having your most supported and balanced caregiving journey.

I share the lessons, tips, and strategies I’ve learned over thirty-five years in roles of caregiving support. I’m asked repeatedly to go into more depth in each of the areas covered in the book, leading me to create this online course for you. Please click on the button below and I’ll let you know when our next course is launching.

Move from feeling frustrated and overwhelmed to feeling supported and balanced in your caregiving journey.

 This online course teaches caregiving lessons, tips, strategies, videos, and exercises.

 I’ve created a variety of options for you to learn, based on your goals.

  1. You can take the entire course on-demand and on your time.
  2. If you’re interested in being part of a community, I’ve created an option that includes discussion, role-playing and, for those of you who are interested, engagement in our online community.
  3. I’ve created an option that includes the first 2 options plus one-on-one coaching for your most customized experience.
I’ve expanded the course to include one of the areas that helps you have your best relationship with yourself, and others, in roles of caregiving support – ‘The Journey Begins With You’.

In ‘The Journey Begins With You’, you’ll learn about yourself in a meaningful way including:

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Your natural way of viewing the world, understanding yourself when times are good and when you’re under stress so your emotions serve and don’t sabotage you.
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Evaluating and updating your beliefs so they support – not limit – you in your perspectives,  responsibilities, and relationships.
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Clarifying your greatest areas of potential and possibility, giving you permission to focus on roles of caregiving support you are most qualified for and inviting others in where they are more qualified.
Throughout the lessons in the course, you’ll take a deeper dive into learning to support your journey through this knowledge.

Famous author Anaïs Nin said:

“We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are”.

Understanding ourselves in a meaningful way supports us seeing ourselves clearly.
Seeing ourselves clearly empowers us to see the world around us more clearly.
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Lessons include
Understanding ourselves in a meaningful way so our emotions support and not sabotage us
Coping mechanisms for the emotional roller coaster so we’re able to stay balanced throughout our caregiving journey
I don’t know what it is I don’t know – Things we don’t even know to think or ask about
Massive Acceptance & Radical Presence -Accept without judgement, stay fully present in the moment, access potential and possibilities
Compassionate truth – The truth that serves our care receivers
Tips & tricks to prevent overwhelm – There are lots of them!
Roles of care support – Caregiving is not one-size fits all
Self-Care – No, it’s not ok to let it go ‘temporarily’!
The Grace of Space – When we have it, it helps, when we lose it, it hurts
Navigating the ‘Elephants’ in the caregiving room – Understanding how to navigate them makes a positive impact in our lives, our care receivers’, and those around us
Compassion fatigue – Oh yes, it is real! It’s also preventable
What Others Are Saying About The Journey Sue Shares

“I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Sue to our community and speaking with our population on the topics of caregiving and navigating physical and cognitive changes. Sue speaks with authority, is non-judgmental, and compassionate to the experiences of others. Several of our residents approached me after Sue has spoken and told me how much they loved Sue and the message she brought to them.

As someone who is still walking the caregiving journey, Sue is a beacon of light for those who fear the uncertainty that dementia brings. The message she delivers is one filled with hope, support and love. Her book, Our Journey of Love: 5 Steps to Navigate your Caregiving Journey, describes her experience and is a wonderful resource. I recommend her very highly for any endeavor she chooses to undertake.”


Christine Douangsouri
Social Services Manager, Bentley Village

We have known Sue for several years.  Jack and Sue came at first just to find answers at the Alzheimer’s Support Network. They then began getting support from the various groups and our team.

As Sue says: “I would not be where I am on our journey, and I don’t believe Jack would be in as great a place as he is on his journey, without all the love, support and guidance you so compassionately and knowledgeably share.”

Sue is now giving back to the community and on a one to one basis.
She gives back because she’s walked the journey.


Debbie Fulton
Alzheimer’s Support Network

In her January, 2020 Ezine, Coach, Author, CSP, and CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame member, Mikki Williams, featured her review of Our Journey of Love, 5 Steps to Navigate Your Caregiving Journey.

Her review began with a quote from my book:
“Massive acceptance awakens me to the potential of my experience. Radical presence gives me clarity in the fullness of my experience.”

Mikki’s review states: “That beautiful, inspiring, contemplative quote was created by my cherished friend, Sue Ryan, truly one of the kindest persons on this earth. To be in Sue’s presence is to be blessed and inspired by the generosity of her spirit and by the manner in which she chooses to live her life. She wrote this book in the spirit of sharing her love and her truth.

Although Sue’s journey is grounded in her experiences with her Dad and her husband and Alzheimer’s, it is a book for us all. I was the sole care giver to my Mom in her late years, who was joyfully blessed with a very sharp mind till her passing…, just a failing body. One of the most challenging times of my life, yet one of the most rewarding. For most of us, we are or will be or have been care givers and this book is a soulful journey into all the feelings and thoughts experienced at the varied stages of this role. I encourage EVERYONE to read this book, to be inspired and to give it as a gift to ANYONE. It is simply timeless!”


“Each of us is a treasure in our world. When we know the gifts of our treasure, we transform our world by sharing them.

My passion is to help you find yours because someone is waiting on you for the limitless possibilities of the gifts only you can share.

Not why you, why not you?”

Sue Ryan
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