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Caregiving Happiness Project: Try

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Even a busy day can be a boring day. It’s the same every day, even as you race through to get it all done. So, this month for our Caregiving Happiness Project, let’s try something new every day. Or, as often as we can, let’s color outside our comfort zone. Let’s try new dishes (look to our Caregiving Cookbook Forum for inspiration), a new solution, a new route to the same ol’ place, a new ...

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Caregiving Happiness Project: Dreaming

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Somehow, your dreams may have gotten too connected to caregiving. Your hopes and aspirations seem contingent on what happens next in caregiving. This month, we’re putting the focus back on our dreams. Do you dream of having a book published? Landing your dream job? Finishing your degree? Completing a marathon? Maybe the dream is one for your distant future. That’s okay–there’s no better time than the present to put your dream into your heart and ...

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Caregiving Happiness Project: March

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This month in our Caregiving Happiness Project, we’re connecting. Caregiving can isolate. So, this month, let’s do what we can to connect ourselves and our carees to solutions, support, successes. You could connect by making an effort to meet other members on CareGiving.com, by joining a community support group or by attending an event at your library. You can create connections for your caree online, within your family, in your community. So, this month, let’s ...

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Caregiving Happiness Project: February Action

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This month in our Caregiving Happiness Project, we’re being deliberate. I think about how much I rush through the day or activities or interactions. When I look back, it all looks like a blur. So, this month, let’s be deliberate. Let’s be present in our moments, being aware of our words, actions and relationships. By being deliberate, we focus on our moments. Let’s be deliberate–let’s be wise in the words we choose and the time ...

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Happiness Project: January Action

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We begin another month, which means another opportunity to increase our happiness during a time, like caregiving, that can feel really unhappy. In January, we’re focusing on better for Caregiving Happiness Project. Every day, we’re going to ask ourselves, How can I feel better? Then, we’re going to take action to reach better. We’re also tracking what we do to feel better so we can remind ourselves that we can feel better and we have ...

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Happiness Project: November Action

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We begin another month, which means another opportunity to increase our happiness during a time, like caregiving, that can feel really unhappy. This morning, let’s fix. Something’s broken in your house, your car, your life. This month, let’s focus on fixing. In order to fix, you may need to ask for help, you may need to hire help, you may need to face a fear. Leaving something broken becomes clutter in your day. Let’s fix ...

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Happiness Project: August Action

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With August’s arrival, we think about winding down our summer and gearing up for our fall and all its busyness. So, for this month, let’s protect what’s left of our summer by saying “No” what we don’t want. Let’s say “yes” to our priorities and “no” to what doesn’t fit our schedule, our values, our family, our goals. Please share your goals about saying “No” in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout ...

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Happiness Project: July Action

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With July’s arrival, we’ve made it through the first half of 2014. We also fully land into summer, which always reminds me of being a kid. When we’re kids, we just live for our summer days, which feel carefree and glorious. So, for this month, let’s bring a bit of our childhood into our days–let’s color. Please share your goals about practicing in our comments section, below. And, keep us posted throughout the month in ...

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The Alien in Our House

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My husband has dyslexia, so he’s never been a reader. He peruses the newspaper (yes, we still get a daily paper) and if he reads anything, it’s an article in the business section. My husband doesn’t like to swim. He grew up in a house with a pool, was certified as a diver, was even a lifeguard, but has always told me he doesn’t like to swim. Over the years I’ve seen him lounge in ...

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In Six Words, What’s Your Happy Ending?

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I recently read a great article on NPR, Editing Your Life’s Stories Can Create Happier Endings. The article offers great tips to help you through the leftover shame or bitterness or grief of your life’s traumatic events. By working through the experiences of your past, you can give yourself a better ending; rather than succumbing to a situation, you can now find the perspective that helps you overcome it. Fascinating. Let’s give ourselves a happier ...

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