Barbara Davey Contributes to Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less

LSMNJ is fortunate to have many talented individuals among its employees — a characteristic that lends to the overall dynamic of our organization. One staff member using her talents for good both at and and outside of is Barbara Davey. Barbara is the Director of Community Relations at Crane’s Mill and she has an incredible knack for writing — and sharing anecdotes.

Though her primary job is advocating for seniors and their health continuum, The Seton Hall University graduate and experienced communications professional also enjoys putting her English degree to work by writing short stories and essays for inclusion in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

To date, she has had over 2 dozen submissions published in the book series, with her most recent one, Setting the Place, appearing in the latest edition – Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less. As the foundation for her latest contribution, Barbara used experiences from her job to shed light on the challenges—and joys—of coping with aging, and respecting our elders as the wonderful individuals they are.

(a few lines from Setting the Place)

. . . she was adamant about remaining “home, with all of my things.” . . . “how could I ever leave this home? No other place could ever accommodate my china like my breakfront.” Looking at the furniture, I had to agree with her.

We’ve already enjoyed an early read of Barbara’s thoughtful and touching essay and encourage you to check it out. It’s sure to ring a bell of recognition with all ages. Released on April 19, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less is now available in bookstores and through online booksellers.

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