Overwhelmed by Crisis and Struggle Out in the World? Empowering, In-The-Moment Self-Care Practices to Keep You Strong

As summer winds down and everyone’s fall schedules pick up speed, caregivers – who may not have gotten much true vacation time – must return to “normal” operating mode: constant and intense activity, plus the stress of being responsible for one or more loved ones. Add...

Some Labor Never Gets the Recognition it Deserves…and Silent Caregiver Suffering Takes its Toll

Thinking about the importance of recognizing the immense contribution of American laborers this past holiday really highlighted for me an issue that’s been coming up a great deal lately in caregiver conversation circles: the growing number of caregivers suffering in...

What If I Make Progress Dealing With My Caregiving Challenges…Then Backslide. Am I Hopeless??

Ah, the infamous unexpected setback, just when things were going so well, and we were making so much progress…! It helps to know that it’s to be expected – that it happens all the time. That’s because learning doesn’t happen on a straight upward path. So, yes, there...

Isolated, Exhausted and Burnt Out? How to Start Changing That…This Weekend!

Does the picture this Reader’s Question paints of a caregiver’s life sound like yours? I have been a caregiver for my mother for the past 5 years. My mother lives alone and has a full time aide, but I am the “go-to” person for all calls, decisions, issues that arise,...