Run Walk Crawl: A Caregiver Caught Between Generations


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We Are Sharing the Sun
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5.51 X 8.5 X 0.72 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Sarahbeth Persiani is the founder of We Are Sharing the Sun, a consultancy supporting the over 40 million Americans currently providing informal care to a family member. We Are Sharing the Sun helps companies address the demands of the modern caregiver-cum-employee, who has both children and aging parents to attend to. Sarahbeth has held senior managerial roles in the field of corporate learning, development and professional education in both traditional and corporate universities. A board member of the Elder Services of Worcester and the Millbury Council on Aging, Sarahbeth is active at a number of other community organizations including the Human Resources of Central Massachusetts Diversity Council, Dementia Friends and her church, Emanuel Lutheran in Worcester, MA. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Social Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She lives with her family in the Worcester county area of central Massachusetts and they spend as much time as possible at their cottage on Cape Cod.


"In this book childhood memories combine with family histories to create a moving tapestry of a loving family fiercely dedicated to the well-being of a member, even when things are seemingly at their worst . . .

Readers navigating a similar "onslaught of family responsibility" may feel less alone after reading this book--and have a better understanding of what works and what doesn't. A brave, soul-searching first-hand account of the risks and rewards of caregiving."

-- Kirkus Reviews

"In Run, Walk, Crawl, Sarahbeth Persiani shares the 24/7 perspective on the days and nights of a daughter, mother, sister, wife and employee. The impact of Sarahbeth's personal caregiving experience on her career is as heart-breaking as her personal losses. Her memoir is a poignant reminder to everyone that our co-workers often show up to work weary from their other job--caring for a family member. You'll feel as if Sarahbeth is a close friend bearing her soul to you as you read her gripping and honest account. Highly recommended."

-- Denise M. Brown, founder of

"A must read for any human resource professional--or any people manager for that matter--who seeks to understand the pressures on and perspective of the millions of working caregivers whose workdays stretch around the clock. Sarahbeth Persiani's personal story eloquently illustrates the non-stop pressures on working caregivers that can lead to collisions between work and life."

-- Joyce Maroney, Executive Director, Workforce Institute at Kronos