Join "Enough!," a Four-Week Course That Begins January 7

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Join "Enough!," a Four-Week Course That Begins January 7

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In November, I attended a colleague's four-hour workshop about communicating with persons with dementia. My colleague shared great suggestions to make communication so much more effective. As I observed the audience absorb the information, I thought: We need to take care of our own baggage before we can really effectively work and relate with others. Our own baggage can really weigh down what we do in life, especially during and after caregiving.

Specifically, our thoughts about enough (being enough and having enough) really put a ton of pressure on our shoulders. You wonder if you’re doing or being enough in a caregiving situation, which can lead you to do too much. When you do too much for too long, you burn out. And, then you really feeling guilty.

You also navigate relationships with family members and health care professionals which can feel like dysfunctional land mines. You’ll learn how to say “Enough!” to avoid blow-ups and blow-outs.

When we believe in enough, we clear our life's path to get to better.

So, let's do that: Let's get to feeling better about being enough and saying enough to what we don't want or need.

Join me for a four-week course, Enough!, that beings on January 7. Each Saturday in January at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT), we'll meet for a one-hour conference call. Each week, we'll take a closer look at enough:


  • Class 1: Defining Enough, Saturday, January 7 at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT)

  • Class 2: Embracing Enough, Saturday, January 14 at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT)

  • Class 3: Determining Enough, Saturday, January 21 at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT)

  • Class 4: Setting Enough Limits, Saturday, January 28 at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT)


I'll record each conference call in case you can't attend live; you can listen to the recordings at your convenience. You'll create an action plan at the end of each class with a commitment to achieve a goal before the next week's class.

The cost to join me for this four-week course is $40. You can purchase the course at the bottom of this post. You'll receive details about how to join our first conference call on December 30. (Not a Caregiving.com member? Create your free Caregiving.com account and join us.)

Members of Caregiving.com can save 10% on the cost of the course. When you log into your Caregiving.com account, look for a notice form me with a coupon code. Use that coupon code at check-out to pay $36 for our four-week course.

Course: Enough!, a Four-Week Course
Time Commitment: Four, one-hour conference calls you join. We also will record each call in case you miss the live call.
Objective:  At the end of our course, you feel better about being enough as well as saying enough to what you don’t want or need.
Levels: Anyone who cares — family caregivers and professionals.
Instructor: Denise M. Brown, founder of Caregiving.com.
Cost: $40

What You Get:

  • 4, one-hour phone calls with Denise M. Brown, your instructor, which take place January 7, 14, 21 and 28

  • A path to feeling better about being enough and saying, “Enough!”


You can purchase this course at the bottom of this page.

Course Description
You wonder if you’re doing or being enough in a caregiving situation, which can lead you to do too much. When you do too much for too long, you burn out. And, then you really feeling guilty.

You also navigate relationships with family members and health care professionals which can feel like dysfunctional land mines. You’ll learn how to say “Enough!” to avoid blow-ups and blow-outs.

Our Agenda

  • Class 1: Defining Enough, Saturday, January 7 at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT)

  • Close 2: Embracing Enough, Saturday, January 14 at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT)

  • Class 3: Determining Enough, Saturday, January 21 at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT)

  • Class 3: Setting Enough Limits, Saturday, January 28 at Noon ET (11 a.m. CT, 10 a.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT)


All four courses will be live conference calls. If you can’t attend live, you can listen to the recorded calls. After each class, you will receive action plans to practice what you learn during the class.

You can purchase this course at the bottom of this page.

About Me

I launched Caregiving.com in 1996 and continue as the site’s sole employee, managing the site’s content, technology, community, campaigns, volunteers and social media. Caregiving.com became the first website to add online caregiving support groups, daily caregiving chats and blogs written by family caregivers and former family caregivers. Through its blogs posts, podcasts and video chats, Caregiving.com holds one of the largest online libraries of caregiving and after-caregiving stories.

In January 2011, I launched AfterGiving.com to support individuals adjusting to life after caregiving ends. In 2013, I shared thoughts about life after caregiving ends in a two-part series featured in The New York Times. Recognizing that caregiving can be a fluid experience, beginning and ending and continuing all at once, I merged AfterGiving.com into Caregiving.com in 2015.

I've developed several training programs, including Certified Caregiving Consultant and Certified Caregiving Educator, as well as online courses like Beginning Again After Caregiving Ends and You're the CEO, Leadership Training for the Family Caregiver. I hosted the First Annual National Caregiving Conference on December 2 and 3, 2016. The Second Annual National Caregiving Conference will take place on November 10 and 11 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 W. Higgins in Chicago.

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and regularly speaks about the family caregiver experience. I've shared insights about the caregiving experience in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, US News & World Report, USA Today, SmartMoney.com, Time magazine and Chicago Tribune. My books, including The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey and Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers, provide insights, inspirations and information to those who care for family members. I currently try my best to help my parents.

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