In this chat, Laurie James talks about her memoir Sandwiched. When Laurie was in her mid-forties, her mother had a heart attack and her husband’s lawyer delivered some shocking news–and she suddenly found herself sandwiched between caring for her parents, managing unruly caregivers, raising four teenage daughters, and trying to understand the choices of her husband she thought she knew.

Laurie James is a mother, caregiver, divorcée, turned author and transformative coach. She has successfully launched her four daughters into adulthood and has been the primary caretaker for her elderly parents. Laurie has learned through therapy and other healing programs that she has everything she needs within her to create the life she desires, and she wants to bring that knowledge to other women.