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More Tips ‘n Tools for Caregivers

When caregivers support themselves, they are able to regenerate, re-energize and re-source. Doing so increases longevity as a caregiver and feeds the well of patience and understanding. In my blog post, Self Care Isn’t SELF-ish, I shared three tips included...

Self Care Isn’t SELF-ish

A caregiver whose mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s recently shared a common concern I often hear. “I know I am stressed and exhausted from several years of caring for my mother but I just can’t seem to find the time to do anything for myself. I feel guilty if I...

The Last Time I Sat on a Fence

It was a long time ago. We were yard jumping after dark. Pretty innocuous compared to some of today’s hi-jinks like cyber bullying. We’d reached the end of the run of fenced yards and so we sat there. Perched high off the ground like birds on a wire. Life was good. No...

Knowing When To…

Caregiving can sometimes feel like you’re walking on a tight rope…with your loved one, the medical team, family members or friends. When Gary first started on chemotherapy, we identified several concerns ahead of time. We wanted to be sure he maintained his weight. We...

For Better or For Worse

When we enter into an agreement to love another, whether it is in choosing to parent a child or two people deciding to be together, there is a sometimes spoken and always unspoken commitment to care for each other. Though it is probably for the best, for most of us,...
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