Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Feb 3, 2024

One of the greatest thefts to family caregivers comes from our own hearts. We often steal from the moment to regret the past—or fear the future. Although yesterday’s events may have arrived with tears and trauma, today remains an opportunity to calm our hearts and deal with current circumstances. As caregivers, we...

Dec 29, 2023

Waffles and Well-Being

From extended hospital stays surrounded by faceless people in masks to longer nights where loneliness and fear serve as companions, caregivers remain prone to feeling adrift and disconnected. 

Longing for recognizable landmarks that signal safe harbor, caregivers face the challenge of...

Dec 9, 2023

A demoralizing point for many family caregivers lies in unmet expectations, hopes, and dreams. We often visualize what could be—but things beyond our control are roadblocks. Ashamedly, I admit to attempting control and trying to force things on more than one occasion—only to frustrate myself, my wife, and (many)...

Dec 7, 2023

From - A MINUTE FOR CAREGIVERS - When Every Day Feels Like Monday. How many caregivers put themselves through unnecessary stress trying to re-create Christmas traditions?

While a tree, decorations, meals, and gifts remain important, too many allow trappings to eclipse the season’s meaning. Sometimes, the fear...

Oct 4, 2023

A caller named Bill once shared on our caregiver program
that his father was an abusive alcoholic for years. His father has now suffered a stroke and requires extensive care—but sadly still drinks.

Even though Bill is over fifty with a wife and kids, he shared that
he still feels like a terrified nine-year-old when...