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After EXTREME Caregiving: Wasted Opportunities

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Yesterday, SIL ashes were released exactly how she wanted, her guy friend Kim said: “Memorial Day morning, what ashes flew, flew when a eagle sores over at the last release what ashes stayed, now anchor at the foot of an ol tree with lots of character. this ol tree over looks Anchorage, Cook Inlet, Denali and Sleeping Lady. this ol tree also witnessed, the Northern lights 20 years ago that when DeeDee saw them, that ...

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Tell Us: Which Thought Brings You Peace?

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In our head, we seem to only hear the doubts and second guesses. In our heart, we can barely think straight because of guilt and worries seem to scream at us. Today, let’s raise the volume so we can only hear the thoughts that bring peace. Peaceful thoughts could be: I have what I need. I have the resources to resolve my problems. I am blessed. I am grateful for the opportunities which bring me ...

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Podcast: Finding Yourself Again

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Denise was joined by Bruce McIntyre for Care Break on March 27th to talking about finding yourself again during caregiving. As you know, it is very easy to get lost in the caregiving journey and lose yourself. Be sure to listen below and as always leave your comments. Hugs:o) The Roving Reporter Check Out Caregiving Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Denise Brown on BlogTalkRadio

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Clear

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If the path before you was clear, you would feel better. If you could just clear your clutter, you would feel better. If you could clear your mind of worries, you would feel better. If you could clear your heart of sorrows, you would feel better. If only you had clear instead of muddy, rocky, slippery, steep. How do you get beyond the clutter, worries and sorrows to clear? How do you get past the ...

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101 Little Ways We Care for Ourselves

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On February 24th, Denise and @brucemc had a podcast called  It’s the Little Things (All 101 of Them). If you haven’t listened, I highly recommend it. I got to thinking. It usually is the little things that touch us so deeply, a touch on the arm, a kind word, a friend who sits silently with us in a difficult wait. Those are life changing things. We can lend our presence, our gentleness, our words and ...

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Webinar Follow-Up: What Will You End?

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Yesterday, in our free monthly webinar, I shared suggestions and ideas on how you can end what no longer works. It may be time to end a relationship, a service or provider, a habit or a thought. (Miss yesteray’s webinar? No worries–watch the archive, “Ending What No Longer Works.”) So, I’d love to know: What will you end? Share your thoughts about the endings you are ready to take in our comments section, below.

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Get Your Care Plan: Week of March 29

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Every Thursday, we have a care plan ready for you so you’re ready on Sunday to implement your plan. Each care plan also includes an intention to build on what you do well. In our care plan, we define well this way: Wisdom comes from being attentive, grateful and curious. Energy comes from your food, your exercise, your support system and your breaks. Laughter comes from within, from your relationships and from your entertainment. Love ...

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EXTREME Caregiving: Finding Balance

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We’ve had an action packed few days. Again I see how profoundly a change in how you think about things can affect EVERYTHING. Friday morning we had many visitors. I hadn’t REALLY realized it’s been three months since the EXTREME part of our journey began. My days go by, it’s all about medication times and school days, what days nurses are coming, and in between all the little fires it seems I’m always putting out. ...

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Get Your Care Plan: Week of March 15

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Every Thursday, we have a care plan ready for you so you’re ready on Sunday to implement your plan. Each care plan also includes an intention to build on what you do well. In our care plan, we define well this way: Wisdom comes from being attentive, grateful and curious. Energy comes from your food, your exercise, your support system and your breaks. Laughter comes from within, from your relationships and from your entertainment. Love ...

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Get Your Care Plan: Week of March 8

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Every Thursday, we have a care plan ready for you so you’re ready on Sunday to implement your plan. Each care plan also includes an intention to build on what you do well. In our care plan, we define well this way: Wisdom comes from being attentive, grateful and curious. Energy comes from your food, your exercise, your support system and your breaks. Laughter comes from within, from your relationships and from your entertainment. Love ...

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