Blanket or Sword?
You make your way to the reception desk and a friendly innkeeper says, "Welcome Traveler. Do you require a blanket or a sword?" read more... Read more.
Intimacy and Caregiving: A Different Dialect Within the Language of Love
We talk so much about caring for our beloved elders, our extremely young family members, and our loved ones who have special needs, that sometimes we forget abo... Read more.
Beating the Deep-Winter Blues
It begins with the stripping away of all the holiday trappings, usually on the first day of the year, but sometimes the following weekend. Red and green are pac... Read more.
Holiday Self-Care for Caregivers
Hanukkah. Solstice. Yule. Christmas. All these powerful celebrations coincide this week, and while all have different themes and belong to different faiths, the... Read more.
Caregiving and Gratitude
As the holidays near, I can't help but think of the relatives who won't be with us as we celebrate Thanksgiving next week, and the other holidays that follow so... Read more.
Some of the best stories I've heard came from my grandparents. Sometimes these were made-up tales - bits of fiction to entertain small children - but other time... Read more.
As caregivers, we must be aware that the people we support often react to the change of seasons with heightened emotions. When my grandmother was first sliding ... Read more.
Remote caregiving was often spotlighted as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the early days when much of the world was in some sort of lockd... Read more.
Sing a Song
My grandmother's lullabies (is it still a lullaby if it's morning, though?) to her flowers were more than just idle sounds. Rather, they were an expression of h... Read more.
The Summer Solstice: A Time for Balance
Balmy summer afternoons seem made for these quieter pursuits, a twist on the traditional siesta of the Latin world. I have strong memories of sharing the front ... Read more.