Posts Tagged ‘Caregiver Self Care’

Self Care Isn’t Selfish. It’s Survival.

Self-Care isn’t Selfish.  It’s survival. Take a Break Before You Break.  I say it all the time and I am learning to take my own advice.  I know when I am overtired, mentally stressed and physically exhausted. I need to take a break instead of pushing on, spreading myself too thin and risking crankiness to…

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Unpack your Baggage. Cancel the Guilt Trip

  Guilt.  No matter what decision you make regarding the care of the person you look after, it seems that we caregivers constantly second guess ourselves.  We imagine that everyone else goes through their day according to some fantasy schedule that allows for plenty of time to get things done, take care of themselves and…

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“Breaking Good”

“Breaking Bad”. This television series is a master class in truly bad behavior that started out with good intentions.  To ” Break Bad” is a southern regional expression meaning to “raise hell, get into serious trouble, defy social norms”. How about as a society that we set out, with intention, to “Break Good”.   I am fascinated by…

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Labor of Love

When Mom was getting ready to leave her condo and move in with us one of her biggest concerns was her precious tea pot collection.  A nice cup of tea was an essential part of my mother’s life—always with a good tea pot and a beautiful china cup and saucer. On her  trips home to to…

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Indulge Yourself – You have my permission

As a Caregiver, it’s hard to think about yourself.  You are so busy trying to sort out what needs to be done for the one you are caring for that when you consider doing something totally for yourself it can feel selfish and even unkind.  Ger over it.  Truly, if you are not rested and…

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