Self-Care is About MUCH More Than Simply Getting Some Rest and Time Off!

Self-Care is About MUCH More Than Simply Getting Some Rest and Time Off!

In the last two posts I pointed out two very common patterns I have observed in family caregivers, especially those who represent the “first line of defense” in their loved one’s care: How they can fall into such a rut of feeling overwhelmed, burnt out and defeated...

Is This You?

The following snippet is from the first chapter Take Back Your Life: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finding Freedom in the Midst of Overwhelm, which is called My Desired Outcome (no surprise there, right?). I wanted to share it with you today after this season of overwhelming...
Overwhelmed by Crisis and Struggle Out in the World?  Empowering, In-The-Moment Self-Care Practices to Keep You Strong

Overwhelmed by Crisis and Struggle Out in the World? Empowering, In-The-Moment Self-Care Practices to Keep You Strong

Caregivers – don’t get much true vacation time – and when they do, they must return to “normal” operating mode: constant and intense activity, plus the stress of being responsible for one or more loved ones. Add to this the frequent bombardment by unexpected,...