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Reformation of a Chronic Yes Woman
It can take me a while to process stuff, to really think through how...
Dancing In Silence
I'm in it. It has shifted from a foreshadowing to the reality. Next...
Balancing Spinning Plates
Sometimes life reminds me of the circus act where the person is trying not...
Caregiver: What Does It Really Mean?
A family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a...
I've Felt so Much, And Now I'm Numb
If you've ever felt numb through your caregiving experience, you're not alone. A common coping mechanism during periods of prolonged stress and trauma is suppressing your own feelings.
“For The One Who is Exhausted, A Blessing”
An Irish poem and some words of encouragement for the caregiver who's feeling uninspired and detached.
Caregiver Spotlight Q&A on Balancing Caregiving and a Job
We spoke with caregiver and author Fern Pessin about the challenges of caregiving and employment both prior to and through the pandemic.
Caregiving Grief and Overwhelm More Pronounced During Covid
I have a request to all of you on the sidelines, from all of us on the frontlines: If you’re not helping day-to-day and in the thick of it, please don’t second guess our decisions after-the-fact.
Love Letter to the Grabber
Making some humorous observations about the grabber, Fern Pessin uncovers the many ways this household tool promotes independence and safety for everyone.
Caregiving’s Ultimate Reward
My heart goes out to those who are alone in providing care to a loved one, but they shouldn’t have to. That has to change.
Are You Ready for the Unexpected Crisis?
These organization tips, from Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver, can help family caregivers manage any crisis.
A Caregiving Comfort: Control
There are many circumstances that can challenge our sense of control. Certified Caregiving Consultant Louisa Stringer reflects on a time when she felt lost and what eventually brought her stability.
Celebrating Graduations, Birthdays, and Other Milestones Safely
When extenuating circumstances keep us apart during times of celebration, some ideas for making family and friends feel acknowledged and loved.
The Decisions Caregivers Face During COVID-19
Several caregivers share the emotional conversations and difficult decisions they've had to make with their loved ones amid coronavirus concerns.
Video: A Conversation about Providing Care at Home
In my quest to be as prepared as possible for the coronavirus, I asked...
Caregiver’s Office of Love
I open the strong wooden door. It reveals a four-sided room with only a...
Blessing for the Caregiver
Blessing for the Caregiver Sending Encouragement You wait. You manage...
We “Don’t Know What to Do with Caregivers”
My husband receives treatment at an ALS specialty clinic. We have...
Stop the Shrinkage!
Once born, we are receptive to everything. Through our school days we are...
In 2015, during my parents' ongoing medical crisis, my oldest sister...
Importance of Boundaries
I imagine we've all felt it. We start caring for a loved one, and next...
On the Frontlines of Caregiving: The Healing Power of Laughter
Dani Klein Modisett joins Lynette Whiteman for a conversation about the healing power of humor and bringing laughter to those living with dementia.
A Haunting Nursing Home Visit
Yesterday, I went to visit my 97 year old mother in law who was recently...
How to Better Involve Millennials in Caring for Elderly
I Am A Millennial I write this as a millennial, and as a person who's...
In The Name Of Loving-Kindness
Loving-kindness is showing me that I am lovable and I am capable of...
Their Eyes…Instead of My Shoes
Flashback: I had just come home from Spike's very first surgery to his...
Blogging for the Holidays – Footprints
There is so much going on this holiday season, that it is easy to get lost...
Late Night ER Run
First of all I have to say that I love my grandmother. Not only is she my...
Eleven years ago I got plopped firmly into a world for which I had no...
I find myself keeping rather quiet these days. Not hard to do, as I am by...
Empathy, Introversion, and Caregiving
When I was in grade school, I had very few friends. Other kids thought I...
Learning Tools for the Family Caregiver
(Editor's Note: We welcome Amy, who cares for her mom, to our blogging...
A Saint for Me, and Maybe You
Because it's good to have friends in high places. St John the Evangelist,...
Push Ups on the Side of a Truck: How to Fit a Little Bit of Exercise into Our Busy Lives
I was driving home one day and drove by a concrete truck parked on the...
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