Breeda Miller at her computer discovering something fun on line

Crazy things happen when you put your hand up and say, YES.   I attended a conference in Canada and had the opportunity to record an inspirational story and have it submitted to an array of social media video platforms.  I didn’t think my story was “ready”.  I thought I could tweak it and make it…

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Breeda taking a nap on the porch sofa with a dog pillow an dog foot warmer.

Is it Naptime Yet? When was the last time you asked that question? My kids never asked me and they resisted when I told that it was naptime, mostly because I needed a rest. As a caregiver, no one is going to tell you it’s naptime. No one is going to give you permission to take a nap.

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Pug in a bed wrapped in an old blanket.

Invisible Pain. The pain is real, the scars run deep. Depression, grief, loneliness, anxiety – they are far too common and often unrecognized. For Caregivers – these issues impact those in their care as well as themselves. It’s a double whammy that is often ignored.

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Breeda taking a nap on the porch sofa with a dog pillow an dog foot warmer.

By Breeda Miller The world turns upside down when the caregiver becomes the patient. Last week I had a routine colonoscopy. No problems, just an adult thing to do and I dreaded it. I got the LARGE container of prep drink ready and followed the instructions, like a good patient. Ever the optimist, I figured…

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Helping hands on a walk together.

Maybe you don’t.  Who decides whether you are a Caregiver? I’ve spoken to so many people caring and worrying about their aging frail parents who say, “But I’m not a caregiver.  Mom doesn’t live with me”.  Yet, they worry about their Mom, they are the ones who are called in the night for emergencies, they have…

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Breeda listens to a caregiver's concerns.

A Caregiver sent me a message and asked for help. Wait Wait Mr. Postman!! Sandy said that she was at her wit’s end – her mom had begun throwing mail away and she didn’t know what to do.  Mom’s bills and important notices were missing, and she was beside herself.  Sandy asked if she should…

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