Susan welcomes Dr. Cheryl back to Compassion Chats as she discusses her daughter’s life-threatening illness and the book “Dear Lauren, Love Mom,” which was written to support her daughter but ended up being the catalyst Dr. Cheryl needed to heal herself from life scars she’d been too busy (or too scared) to see.

Dr. Woodson is a Geriatric Medicine practitioner, an eldercare services advocate, and the award-winning author of “To Survive Caregiving, A Daughter’s Experience, A Doctor’s Advice” and the companion book, “The Doctor is IN: Answering Your Questions About How to Survive Caregiving.”