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The Stages of Grief: Four Months

May 29, 2020

Grief is different for everyone. For me, it has primarily manifested itself in short, intense bursts of memory that can be horribly painful for a moment and then gone as quickly as they came.

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Kathy Murri

Kathy hosts our After Caregiving Ends every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET in our After Caregiving Ends chatroom. Kathy drove from her home in Massachusetts to join us last September at our Regional Caregiving Conference in Monroe Township, N.J. Kathy also became a Certified Caregiving Consultant last year and will complete training to become a Certified Caregiving Facilitator in February.

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Rachel Hiles

Rachel, who cares for her grandmother, helps host our 2 p.m. ET chat a few days a week. Rachel also co-hosts our Making a Break project which happens on the fourth Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Rachel completed her training to become a Certified Caregiving Consultant in 2018 and to become a Certified Caregiving Educator and Facilitator in 2019. She supports our newly-certified consultant by creating their CCC pages on Caregiving.com. She's presented at our National Caregiving Conference in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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Lilac

You'll find ALilac, who cares for her husband, in our 9 p.m. ET evening chat in our Caregiving chatroom. Lilac, as we call her, is devoted to supporting others who care and is always ready with comforting words. She's a regular in helping man the chatroom during our annual 36-Hour Caregiving Christmas chat. She's spent her holiday hours in our Christmas chat for the past four years.

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The Largest International Virtual Caregiving Support Group

When you worry and help and care for a family member, you become a member of the largest group of health care providers. Consider: 5,564:…

Making a Break Project

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by your caregiving responsibilities… If the thought of the weekend stresses you out, because you know you’ll be off work…

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  • We believe caregiving stress is an overlooked epidemic in our communities. Please take a few moments to tell us about your stress from caring for those in your family with a chronic illness, injury or disease in our simple stress survey.
  • To better support you, we also would like to know more about the compassion fatigue you may experience as you care for a family member or friend. We’d love for you to share your experiences in our six-question Compassion Fatigue Survey.

In Six Words, What’s Your Life Right Now?

By Denise | Mar 26, 2020 |

We write six-word stories to describe aspects of our caregiving days and lives. We also write these stories to reflect our current situations. Today, let’s…

Tell Us: What Did You Need on Your Caree’s Diagnosis Day?

By Denise | Mar 3, 2020 |

Several years, I released a free ebook called “After the Diagnosis.” The booklet included tips and suggestions from family caregivers on how to manage after…

Webinar: Healing from Trying Fatigue

We try so hard, day after day. Certainly, the energy we put into trying can be draining. It’s exhausting, though, when our efforts lead to…

Webinar: Healing from Bad Days

During a caregiving experience, we can feel like the good days are behind us, leaving us only bad days. In this webinar, Denise M. Brown,…

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