Articles & Books

Charles Garfield

Charles Garfield

Shanti Project founder and author

Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb: Love and Caregiving in a Time of AIDS includes accounts from men and women who demystify the caregiving process as they talk candidly about the risks and rewards of supporting someone with a chronic or life threatening illness.

Special praise for Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb

“Danny, Eric, Micaela, Bharat—I wanted to meet each of these exemplary caregivers and say, ‘thank you’ for demonstrating that we have an astonishing capacity for love. Here are twenty people who, in the face of life’s challenges, show us what to do, what to say, and how to be a compassionate presence when there is little that can be said or done. Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb is one of the most practical, well-written and moving books I’ve ever read.”

Paula Van Ness, president, the National AIDS Fund, Washington, D.C.

“An extremely valuable source of information for all of us. If you are alive, you are a caregiver. Read on; laugh, cry, grow, and learn how to deal with life’s afflictions. Your heart will be touched and your mind opened. When you read the stories contained in this book, you will become passionate about life, not numb.”

Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles


© Charles Garfield, PhD 2017