Caregiving is Messy – So is Life

Caregiving sneaks up on you. One minute you’re just helping a parent, spouse, or grandparent — and who doesn’t do that? It’s our nature to help when we can. Women especially are prone to believe they must do everything that’s asked of them, but men also struggle with...

Enter Your Bliss

I relate to the latest Lazy-boy commercial big time. It’s all about being lazy, savoring laziness, and proclaiming its value. You sit for as long as you want in that recliner, girlfriend! Rude (usual) Awakening Another night of insomnia with all my “to do’s” and “what...

Help!

I was the sole caregiver for both my parents in the late 1980s. Like most adult family caregivers, I struggled to tend to my husband, teen-aged son, work obligations, and ailing parents, all at once. “Sandwich generation” is an apt description of how squeezed and...

How to Develop a Healthier Daily Routine

June Duncan is my guest blogger this week. As a caregiver herself, she offers many suggestions to help caregivers on their journeys. http://riseupforcaregivers.org/ Leading a healthier lifestyle means consistently choosing to prioritize your physical and mental...

Lacking those Zzzzzzzs?

  “I wonder how I’ll die,” I mused out loud when I was a kid. (I have no idea why I wondered that at age ten.)  My father chuckled. “Chances are 23 out of 24 it will be in your sleep.” I guess getting enough Zzzzzzs then was not a problem. I still remember a line...