The Memoir

beyondBeyond a Charmed Life, A Mother’s Unconditional Love is an inspirational memoir about a mother’s love for her special needs son with heartfelt stories and a triumphant spirit of overcoming insurmountable challenges. From caretaker to advocate role, Barb wants to share “You are not alone and hope does exist.” This is a story of tenacity, triumph and a spiritual awakening to the universal forces that help mother and child have an unbroken bond that transcends everything.

Praise for Beyond a Charmed Life..

“Barb and her son Graham’s journey is truly inspirational and motivating…and you will see how they were able to overcome severe obstacles to become true champions.”

—John Matthew Upledger, CEO Upledger Institute International

“Barb Tresness has written a heartfelt story of a mother’s unconditional love for her disabled child, a story that will resonate with all families who love their children and want them fully included into every aspect of the human experience.”

— Marianne Leone, Actress & Author of Jesse: A Mother’s Story

“A mother’s loving memoir about caring and advocating for her son, who was born with a severe form of cerebral palsy…The narrative is powerful and heartfelt…”

— Kirkus Review

Beyond a Charmed Life is available in Paperback and eBook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and signed copies here at

A portion of this book sale will support the Graham Fund to help pay it forward.

Published by: Divine Phoenix with Pegasus Booksbarnes