“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...
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...
The Turbulent Tide of a Child in Grief

The Turbulent Tide of a Child in Grief

One of the hardest things for us to watch is our children hurting.  When they skin their knee, we are there with ointment, a band-aid and a huge mommy-kiss.  Mothers intuitively respond with their armor.  With no phone booth needed, the figurative Super...