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The Healing Shower
Eloise Laws & Lake Payne
What is a Healing Shower?
It’s a time for loved ones to gather and celebrate positive energy before an ill family member goes off to receive intensive surgery, i.e. cancer. A Healing Shower is similar to how we celebrate life’s milestones – weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and baby showers. The difference is that instead of wedding gifts and birthday presents, guests arrive prepared to help the loved one with a deed(s), such as; taking the member to regular doctor’s appointments, doing the weekly laundry, preparing the meals three-to-four times a week, and many other tasks your loved one will need during this difficult time. The Healing Shower also includes a weekly calendar, space to include notes, as well as information on Advance Health Care Directives and Power of Attorney Forms.
About the Author
Eloise Laws is an incomparable, world-renowned, award-winning vocalist, Tony-nominated actress, breast cancer survivor, and now she adds author to her title. For more than 30 years, this angelic, versatile performer has been gracing numerous stages; from the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, Calif.; to Tokyo at Japan’s famed Cotton Club; to 94.7FM’s Jazz By the Bay on the Queen Mary.
As co-writer and original lead actress (Gretha Boston) of the 1999 Tony-nominated musical, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Laws helped garner four Tony nominations. Among the Tony nominations, her lead role as Gretha earned a Tony nod for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. She also received a coveted nomination for a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as a nomination for the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in Outstanding Non-Resident Production. Laws, her husband, Attorney Rickey Ivie, and daughter Alexx, live in Southern California.