Posts Tagged ‘forgiveness’

A Tony Award Winner Shares His Story

Two caregivers walk into a room.  They may not have met previously, but, they absolutely know each other.  They talk the same language, share the same emotions and understand deep down what it’s like going through the myriad of emotions that arise during their care journey. Ron Simons is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer, four-time…

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Podcast: Learning To Say Good-Bye

I did not have the luxury of saying good-bye to my dad.  He was brought to the emergency room and within 1/2 hour was intubated because of pneumonia.  Two weeks later, he was taken off the ventilator after it became clear that he was never going to breathe by himself any longer.  He would not…

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21st Birthday Party: Forgive

Every day this week, we’re celebrating CareGiving.com’s 21st birthday with activities and prizes, including grand prizes which include a free seat at an upcoming Certified Caregiving Consultant training program and care packages which include sessions with two of our Certified Caregiving Consultants. Today, we’re breaking to disrupt our life with forgiveness. I think we all…

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After Extreme Caregiving: A Year Later

I miss my SIL. In the year plus since she passed, my life has been constant activity, and really I didn’t have time to grieve. Avoidance! My home had a slab leak and we had four full months of construction, while I was in school full time. And living in a construction zone and taking…

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12 Reasons Why You Can Forgive Yourself

Maybe it happened yesterday. Perhaps it happened decades ago. Maybe it just happened five minutes ago. You did something or said something that you regret. You just can’t stop kicking yourself. It’s like you’re stuck watching a movie, a movie that stars you doing or saying what you so wish you hadn’t done or said.…

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In Six Words, What Can’t You Forgive?

I think of forgiveness as a process. And, sometimes during the process, we can think: I can’t forgive that because that’s unforgivable. So, for this six-word story, I’d love for you to share what feels completely unforgivable to you right now. In our comments section, below, please share what just feels unforgivable. And, share as…

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In Six Words, What’s Your Story of Forgiveness?

During a caregiving experience, we see people at their best and at their worst. We also show others our best and our worst. And, so because the worst often confronts us, we face the act of forgiving. Maybe we hold a grudge for awhile but we know we can’t waste energy on resentment and anger…

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Empathy and Caregiving

My SIL is a strong intelligent woman who has suffered things I never will, has gone down paths I couldn’t imagine. She has experienced pain both physically and emotionally I hope to never come close to experiencing. As hard as it gets for me as her caregiver I never lose sight of what this must…

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Closure for a Ghost

Earlier this week, I mentioned my family’s secret–that my father’s father had left when my dad was 7 and his brother, 11. My dad rarely spoke about his father. I learned more of the story of his father from my dad’s cousin, Dick, who I visited when I was 28. During the visit, Dick spoke…

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My Healing Season

I have lived with my parents for most of my adult life. Unfortunately. I have often wondered why this is. What could be possibly be the purpose? When my father was diagnosed with bladder cancer 10 years ago, a friend said, “It’s good you are home to help. I think this may be why you…

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What Caregiving Has Done for Me

Hello everyone! My name is Susan and I am new to this site. I would like to share my story that brought me here in the first place. I believe that God has a plan for all of us. But I would never have  imagined that being a caregiver would become a part of my…

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a lot harder than people think. Especially when people are on the outside looking in. My mom had us taken away as children. As an adult I decided to have a relationship with her and my older sister Jennifer. My sister Jennifer is currently in a rehab program for her drug problems and to be…

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In Six Words, What Makes You Jealous?

Yesterday, Holly, who cares for her husband, joined me for Table Talk on Your Caregiving Journey to discuss forgiveness. (You can listen to our show via the player below.) As we spoke our forgiveness, Holly spoke about the importance of forgiving herself, especially during her moments of jealousy. @Trish, who joined us in the show’s…

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