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A time for daffodils

Let yourself wander and find your unplanned peace, your version of golden daffodils fluttering and dancing in the... Read more

The funny thing about fungus

Every morning brings good things, bad things, fungus things, non-fungus things. What we can do is meet the day clear-minded and do our... Read more

Anxious About Everything?

Anxious About Everything?
As caregivers, at times we may find ourselves overly worried, worn out, anxious and needing support, but certainly we haven’t developed an anxiety disorder…right? Can’t sleep at night? Constantly worried to the point of being unable to relax? A growing number of Americans experience so much anxiety that their lives are disrupted. According to the... Read more

Caregiving: What’s Your Tipping Point?

Greetings one and all! I hope you are doing well and loving life. Once again, I invite you to take a deep breath, pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, and relax. Today, let’s chat about tipping points—moments in the life of caregivers and care receivers that are “game changers.” We know tipping points... Read more

Stressing Stress

Greetings one and all! I hope you are doing well and loving life. Once again, I invite you to take a deep breath, pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, and relax. RELAX. Easier said than done, right? If you are currently a caregiver, there is no lack of stress in your life. Caring... Read more

Self-Care for In-Home Caregivers: 16 Ideas to Improve Your Health

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As an in-home family caregiver, your physical health and well-being should be your top priority as you care for your loved one. Last week, I kicked off this series on self-care... Read more

Self-Care Assessment for Caregivers: How Are You Doing?

Last week, I introduced the topic of self-care in the post on stress overload. I believe maintaining self-care is vital to providing quality care for your loved one over a long period of time. Too often, self-care falls to the bottom of the list when it really should be at the top. So, what is... Read more

News Break: How to Be an Assertive Caregiver

Friday, we talked about signs you’ve taken on too much stress as a family caregiver. But what if it’s not the to-do list that’s causing that stress? What if it’s other people? Caregiving is challenging enough without having to deal with troublemakers. But those of us who aren’t naturally assertive are on a learning curve... Read more

12 Signs of Stress Overload in the Family Caregiver

It’s Friday. I glance over at my to-do list, and I’m disappointed by my accomplishments this week. I add three more tasks that slipped through the cracks and set a reminder on my phone. I want to add “grocery shopping” to my list, but finding the time seems impossible, so I leave it off. Life... Read more

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