Posts Tagged ‘love’

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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Lessons on Happiness

I recently read a terrific book called “Happiness is a Choice You Make.” Author John Leland is a NY Times Reporter and he was given the assignment to follow 6 New Yorkers over the age of 85 for a year and chronicle their lives.  John is also the caregiver for his own mother and like…

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No Longer Present, But Never Forgotten

A week has passed since my son’s wedding. My dress and shoes are put away and my diet has started to fail.  What remains is wonderful memories along with time for bittersweet reflections.  I promised myself that I would be present and enjoy all the love that was surrounding us.  I also vowed to try…

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We Never Know The Struggles of Others

This week brought such sad news to our lives with the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Two people who from the outside looking in seemed to have all the trappings that would make a person happy- amazing careers, fame, travel, money, access to the most interesting people.  As my son said after he…

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Reflections on My Son Getting Married

In 22 days I am entering a new phase in my life. I am officially going to be someone’s mother-in-law for the first time when my oldest son gets married. This is such a joyous time for my family and and aside from the stress of shopping for a dress that fits and finding shoes…

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She Thought Thomas Loved Her

Ruth is an 86 year old widow who lives alone. No longer driving, our volunteers help her by doing her grocery shopping.  Her daughter Carol lives in another state, but she is very devoted to her mom.  Carol has been trying to convince Ruth to move near her for years, but she refuses. Last week,…

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Hooray for Shriveled Ovaries!

My 4-year old granddaughter spent the weekend with me. As I sit here on Monday morning, I can only lament, “my gynecologist was right.” A few years back, I had an ultrasound of my female-ness. She announced, “Your ovaries are shriveled.” When she saw the look on my face, she added, “…as they should be.”…

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28 Ways to Show the Love: Listen with Kindness

Each day in February, we’ll share a way that family members and friends can help the family caregiver in their lives. (A family caregiver is an individual who cares for a family member or friend, just like you.) Through our campaign, we hope to create awareness of what family caregivers do and how others can…

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28 Ways to Show the Love: Keep Inviting Me

Each day in February, we’ll share a way that family members and friends can help the family caregiver in their lives. (A family caregiver is an individual who cares for a family member or friend, just like you.) Through our campaign, we hope to create awareness of what family caregivers do and how others can…

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28 Ways to Show the Love: Go Clothes Shopping with Us

Each day in February, we’ll share a way that family members and friends can help the family caregiver in their lives. (A family caregiver is an individual who cares for a family member or friend, just like you.) Through our campaign, we hope to create awareness of what family caregivers do and how others can…

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28 Ways to Show the Love: Hold the Massage, Send the Money

Each day in February, we’ll share a way that family members and friends can help the family caregiver in their lives. (A family caregiver is an individual who cares for a family member or friend, just like you.) Through our campaign, we hope to create awareness of what family caregivers do and how others can…

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