Articles by Jane W. Barton, Author - Preferred Care at Home
Greetings one and all… This weekend I received an email that truly touched my heart. A gentleman in the Midwest wrote to express his appreciation of a podcast I created and offered over the past four years – a series of conversations regarding the caregiving journey. Serving as a caregiver for numerous family members throughout […]
Greetings one and all… Today, I am pondering the past and the future. Perhaps you are experiencing a similar divergence in attention with the start of the New Year. The beginning of a new year prompts reflection on the previous year. It’s a time to assess the events of the past while anticipating the possibilities […]
Greetings one and all… This past week, I concluded my 2019 schedule of programs and presentations. As in years past, the last program of the season dealt with the issue of grief and the holidays. For those who have suffered a recent significant loss, the holidays can be downright brutal. For the rest of us, […]
Greetings one and all… It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here. Although Thanksgiving was late this year, the holidays seemingly snuck up on me. Like everyone else, I have been more than fully occupied with work, with family, and with LIFE this year. Perhaps that is why I am longing for a simple […]
Greetings one and all… Recently, I spent two weeks in northwestern Washington state exploring everything that the Pacific Northwest has to offer – mountains, rocky coastlines, and rain forests. It was a fabulous adventure shared with a dear friend. Most days were spent hiking in the great outdoors. Nothing better as far as I am […]
Greetings one and all… It’s hard to believe that we are knee-deep in November! The year is flying by. Before any more time elapses, let’s take a deep breath today and embrace the opportunity to celebrate family caregivers. As you may know, November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to see, to hear, […]
Greetings one and all… A few weeks ago, I drove from Denver to the Western Slope of Colorado to present a caregiving conference. The drive over was gorgeous as the aspen trees were dressed in their finest autumn attire. The hillsides were ablaze with the characteristic golden hues of the season. As always, it was […]
Greetings one and all… At a recent program, I witnessed the remarkable courage of a mother and daughter who are dealing with a rare neurological disorder. I met Emma and Rachel a few years ago when they attended one of my presentations. Emma, the mother, had been recently diagnosed. Rachel, the daughter, is serving as […]
Greetings one and all… Over the past few weeks, I have once again been reminded of the human need and desire for meaningful relationships. Whether reading a book, chatting with friends, or presenting programs, I hear the message loud and clear—“We need each other in the good times and the bad.” So, who you gonna […]
A few months ago, I sensed the growing urge to clear the decks in my home. Although I am not a neat freak, needless clutter tends to annoy me. Plus, as I get older, I have a growing desire to lighten the load—a sentiment shared by many of my friends as well. If and when […]
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