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Happiness Project: August

Our action word in August for our Caregiving Happiness Project is Start.

In August, what will you start?

For me, I’m going to start:

1. Planning a vacation. :)

What will you start? Please share your goals in our comments section, below.

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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  1. Profile photo of ejourneys

    Denise, that is awesome! Have fun planning a well-deserved break!

    All the “starts” that I’ve been thinking of are actually continuations, but at a new level. My main goal for August: start the next phase of — to borrow the lyrics of Betsy Rose — “coming into my own” (from her song “Coming Into My Years”). :-)

    Looong entry coming to that effect.

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    In August, I am going to start getting up an hour earlier so that I can take a walk before breakfast. Imagine that, doing something for myself… WAAAAAAAA HOOOOOOOO! :)

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    In August I am going to try and start taking better care of myself and resting more (f that’s possible!) :)

  4. I started a few things today. I sent an e-mail to three women I know in three different organizations that work with people with dementia in various ways. I brought up three things I’d like to start or help with and need assistance getting started:
    1. equipping doctors with information to hand to patients receiving any type of dementia diagnosis
    2. connect with others like myself who are still raising children and are a caregiver for someone with dementia
    3. an ambassador/tour guide program so that caregivers for a recently diagnosed person can have someone to contact to help them through those early, scary days


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