Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Say Yes To Saying No

Lately, I’ve been pulled in so many different directions!   I’m juggling work, caring for my mom, dealing with an upcoming knee surgery, all while trying to be an attentive wife and mother. I’m just exhausted. I feel guilty complaining, but I’m also being asked to attend so many extra events due to the holidays.  In…

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A Cheat Sheet: You Burn the Thanksgiving Turkey

It’s been a bad week for you and your caree and, of course, it’s also the week of Thanksgiving and your turn to host. You’ve done your best to be organized, calm and grateful. But, you’re tired. And, feeling a little like toast. Your burn-out seems to be contagious because you actually burnt the turkey.…

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A Thanksgiving Menu with a Side of Caregiving

What’s on the menu? Sure, it’s turkey, stuffing and sweat potatoes. But the Thanksgiving menu also seems to include some extra dishes, like: 1. Cold shoulder. Your brother doesn’t agree with one of your recent decisions. Of course, he could just let it go. But, he prefers to pass you the cold shoulder. 2. I…

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When They Just Don’t Get it

When mom first moved in with me, I thought I didn’t have any grand illusions that family and friends would gather around us to help. But it turns out I was wrong. I don’t expect a lot. I really don’t. And I don’t need a lot either. But it turns out what little expectations I…

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Caregiving and Outside Forces of Pain

Was this past week hard for you?  It sure was for me and it greatly affected my patience level with my mother.  Despite trying really hard, I found myself caught up in what unfolded on Thursday.  I just felt so sad and depressed all day and so powerless.  I am not a victim of sexual…

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In Six Words, What’s a Bad Caregiving Day?

Some bad caregiving day can seem so unbelievable that you can’t find words to describe it. Other ones need just six words. For this six-word story, share what a caregiving bad day is like for you. In our comments section, below, you can share as many six-word stories about a bad caregiving day as you’d…

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Tell Us: What’s Today’s Discouragement?

A caree who declines, family members who disappear, a day that never ends. Caregiving can be so discouraging. Today, what’s discouraging for you? Please share what’s getting to you in our comments section, below. We understand and I hope it will help to say it out loud (so to speak) to us.     0

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Voices from the Edge: We’re All a Little Looney Tunes

Our family owns no less than eight versions of Monopoly. Back in the day when Lost Boys frequently camped out in the living room overnight and Bonnie brought home potential suitors, Saturday night Monopoly was a given. It’s been a while since we’ve played, so it was a pleasant surprise when Allen asked last Saturday…

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Tell Us: What’s Your Caregiving Stress (Day 5)?

As you may know, I’ve been collecting data about your caregiving stress, the overlooked epidemic in our communities. During a recent webinar, The Family Caregiver’s Stress, I shared the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. We know that caregiving stress can be ongoing. I also…

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Tell Us: What’s Your Caregiving Stress (Day 4)?

As you may know, I’ve been collecting data about your caregiving stress, the overlooked epidemic in our communities. During a recent webinar, The Family Caregiver’s Stress, I shared the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. We know that caregiving stress can be ongoing. I also…

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Tell Us: What’s Your Caregiving Stress (Day 3)?

As you may know, I’ve been collecting data about your caregiving stress, the overlooked epidemic in our communities. During a recent webinar, The Family Caregiver’s Stress, I shared the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. We know that caregiving stress can be ongoing. I also…

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Tell Us: What’s Your Caregiving Stress (Day 2)?

As you may know, I’ve been collecting data about your caregiving stress, the overlooked epidemic in our communities. During a recent webinar, The Family Caregiver’s Stress, I shared the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. We know that caregiving stress can be ongoing. I also…

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