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Two sisters taking care of their mom while trying to live life and find love.


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Two sisters taking care of their mom while trying to live life and find love.


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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

21June

My Mom, My New "Friend"

 

Has anyone ever felt that moment when you realized that you and your mom are now “friends”?

I don’t mean “friends” in the sense where you can go to the club together. But, “friends” in the sense that I now can be my true self, and I don’t need to worry about what I say around you “friends”. I just realized that this moment has happened with my mom and I. But, the funny part about it is that I never thought we would be able to get here. 

When I became my mom’s caregiver, our relationship really changed. Which is normal when you’re a caregiver. The child becomes the “parent”, and the parent becomes the “child”. No longer are our conversations filled with thoughts about whether I’m eating or taking care of myself. Now, the conversations revolve around making sure she’s eating, putting on clean clothes, and being careful as she walks up and down the stairs at the house.

 

Mother's and Daughters

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03May

Still Standing in My Truth

350 days later in my quest to be a better person, daughter, and caregiver.

It's amazing what you can accomplish in 350 days. When I wrote this post last year, I was reeling from an argument with my mom. I was sick and tired of being "sick and tired." I wanted to be a better daughter, person, and caregiver; so I made the decision to begin standing in my "brokenness". 

350 days later, and I'm still "broken". But, I'm definitely in recovery. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to deal with myself. There are so many of us operating on "functional brokenness", and it's holding us back from living our best lives. I hope this post encourages you to take that step, and stand in your truth. This is a "no judgement" zone, and i'll be happy to support you on the journey. So, let me know your thoughts. We're in this together smile

 

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

29March

Five Steps To Take On The Journey To Happiness, When You're A Caregiver

Hello everyone! It’s time to start another week. I feel so blessed and happy that I made it. But, I can I tell you something? I’m feeling a little overwhelmed and depressed today. 

I always try to keep things positive and light. I’ve been told countless times before that the best blogs are positive; and believe me I strive to be positive 99.9% of the time. But, at this moment, I’m at about an 80% on the positive scale. I actually can’t stop thinking about how much I want to run away and sleep. Does that make me a bad person?

I hope not. It’s just how I’m feeling at the moment, and I want to be honest about my feelings. Caregivers are rarely honest about how we feel. We always put on the front that everything is “ok”. But, it’s not all of the time. Many of us are trying to juggle families, jobs, bills, and making a life for ourselves. So, we’re exhausted, and that exhaustion can make us run on “auto-pilot” to get through life.

Happiness Journey

Posted in Front Page, Caregiving

15March

The Top Five Tips for Handling Difficult Conversations When You’re A Caregiver

Caregiving Tips To Help Make Your Days Easier To Manage

When you’re a caregiver, it can feel like any conversation you have with the person you’re taking care of is a difficult conversation. Between trying to find the “perfect time” (e.g. not in between their favorite television show) to have the conversation, to having to work up the courage to talk about a variety of topics that can range from bad behavior to health issues; difficult conversations can feel like “par for the course” as a caregiver. But, can I tell you that no matter how many challenging conversations you have, you never feel like an expert. You never feel like, “this is an easy one” or “I can do this one with my eyes closed”. The only that I’ve learned that helps is experience. So, here are my “top five tips” to handling difficult conversations. Seek to be understood

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