“Alone”

“Alone”

For the caregiver who’s patient is themselves. When you are facing an illness that would over power an elephant, the first thing one does is lean into their spouse and family. If you are misfortunate enough to be alone — I don’t mean unloved… I...
How to Help a Loved One Deal With a Loss

How to Help a Loved One Deal With a Loss

Friends help friends grieve. “I am sorry for your loss” has great meaning when you want to comfort but don’t want to get to involved. It is a lovely sentiment. But when your dearest friend, or cousin, or sister has a loss that requires you to be...
The Unwanted Conversation

The Unwanted Conversation

How do you start a complicated conversation with your spouse when you both are not ready to have it? Cancer leaves your immune system so vulnerable that emergencies happen when you’re not looking. Here are three ways to approach a conversation worth having: 1....
5 Caregiver Must-Do’s to Get Through the Day

5 Caregiver Must-Do’s to Get Through the Day

1.  Wake up five minutes earlier than your Caree. Meditate for at least two minutes to greet the day. Try this: Take in a deep breath.  Feel the expansion in your rib cage down through your diaphragm until you feel the expanse of your breath with your back. Slowly...