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Journeys of the Heart

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Journeys of the Heart

By Jodi Rose

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Journeys of the Heart is a book about love and compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. It is a serious but uplifting book; it is the beginning of a conversation about the value of being a carer in today’s world.

In 2012, Jodi Rose cared for her beloved husband Murray in his final months of life. She describes the experience as her greatest test, but one that gave her inner strength. In Journeys of the Heart, Jodi shares her own story and presents the stories of many others who have cared for a loved one as they faced death.

Some, like Jodi, lost their life partner. Others cared for parents and siblings as they travelled towards the unknown. Yet others were faced with the terrible knowledge that they would lose a precious child. Despite these profound challenges, each carer ultimately found the courage to be present for their loved one and to achieve a level of acceptance following their loss.

For anyone travelling the way of a carer for a loved one, their stories offer comfort and inspiration and may lessen the feeling of being alone.

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About the author

Jodi Rose’s world has always revolved around the rich tradition of classical ballet. At the age of seventeen, her career began in New York with the Joffrey Ballet. Jodi was selected to dance with the Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet and, later, with Margot Fonteyn. Besides being a Principal ballerina, she went on to direct her own dance company for the Los Angeles Music Centre on Tour, and her list of teaching credits includes dance centres and conventions in almost every capital city in the United States, as well as in Australia and Japan.

After the passing of her husband—swimming legend Murray Rose—in 2012, life thrust Jodi into the arena of end-of-life transitions. She is deeply committed to helping develop new programs in Australia to assist and support the vital role carers play in end-of-life transitions.

Book Details


256 pages


164mm x 200mm


Hardback with jacket



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