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Articles tagged with: Encouragement

03January

Seven Tips For Caregivers To Live A Better Life In 2016

Happy New Year everyone! We’re two days into 2016, and I’m so excited. I’m excited about the promise the year is going to bring. I know that sounds like the typical thing someone would be saying two days into the New Year. But, I’m truly expecting 2016 to be amazing. I’m making a conscious effort to leave fear, crazy, bitterness in the rearview of last year, and here’s some tips to help you join me.

But, first a quick disclaimer; I don’t have all of the answers.   I wish I had this “caregiving thing” locked down. But, I don’t proclaim to be an expert. I’m just a caregiver who’s been caring for her mom and sister for a combined fifteen years. So, I’m letting my “battle wounds” stand as my “street cred” smile. So, here are some of the top tips I’ve learned.

Seven Tips For Caregivers

 

 

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26December

The Greatest Gift For Caregivers

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you’ve had a great time filled with family, friends, laughter, and lots of food smile. I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone, and now we’re about to celebrate a new year.

2015 has really gone by quickly. But, it’s definitely been a year I won’t forget. How about you? As I sit here and reflect briefly on all the things I’ve experienced this year, I’m blessed to have gotten one of the most special “gifts” that I’ve ever received. This was the year that I realized that people have my back.

Friends Are A Gift

 

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

20December

Shifting To Yes

Can you believe we're less than five days from Christmas, and eleven days until a new year? 2015 is coming to an end quickly, and I’m so excited for 2016. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a shift smile.

The best word that I can use to describe 2015 is “challenging”. I could go on and on about the things I’ve encountered this year, but I don’t want to bore you. Plus, I’ve learned that I didn’t corner the market on tough times. Unfortunately, there’s enough for everyone, and a lot of people have been where I am. So, I’m ready to put the “challenging” moments behind me, and move into 2016 in a new frame of mind.

A mind geared towards abundance and “YES”. Remember, I mentioned that I’m “More Than A Caregiver”; well this is a part of my master plan to claim the future I want.

OneWord

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

13December

More Than A Caregiver

Have you ever said, “I’m more than this?” If so, than you and I are probably “spirit animals” that are feeling like what we’re doing isn’t working anymore. I’ve been feeling like this for a while about several different areas of my life, and I’m tired of it.

I’m so tired, that instead of trying to figure out an escape route. I’m ready to change the game, and use “more than” to create a movement. Can you feel it? Ok, maybe not yet. But, let me explain it this way.

When I say, “I’m more than a caregiver.” That typically is coming at a time when my frustration level is at a ten. You know those moments when you’re coming home from a hard day at the office, and everyone is looking at you to make dinner. Plus, they need you to fix a light bulb, do laundry, and make them feel better at the same time.

 

Audre Lorde

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

01September

Out of The Fog

Wow, I feel like a stranger to my own blog. I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve checked in. But, I’ve been “checked out” for so long, that I wasn’t sure when I was going to be able to come back.

I was feeling overwhelmed by everything. I was struggling trying to balance work, finances, family, and me. That’s the typical “caregiver struggle”. But, this time it just became too much. I started feeling trapped. I felt like nothing I did was going to be able to help me. I knew in my mind that wasn’t true. But, I just didn’t have the “energy” to fight. Have you ever felt that way?

Light

 

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