Unseen Sacrifices and the Importance of Acknowledging Our Feelings

It doesn't matter whether you are a caregiver by choice, by default, or by profession; my guess is that all of you - most of you - have hit that point. It's a point you were sure you'd never get to because you were finding ways to balance your life, or so you thought. Meanwhile, underneath was a 'live' gopher hole undermining your existence. You felt yourself crumbling under the right circumstances or among the group of people you could usually talk to. Yet you somehow managed to mask the real emotions that were happening. read more


Hope is what happens when we assess what we can do with a situation. Is there something I can do to make a change? Hope doesn't deny that a situation is happening, it asks the question: "Is there something I can do to make a change?"  Hope is assessing the future and influencing it.   read more

The Power of Prayer

Studies have found the benefits of prayer include a sense of calmness, encouragement, support, reflection, a broader perspective, hope, comfort, knowing oneself, and possibilities.   Current research suggests that it has a positive effect on our immune system functioning as well. read more

Resetting Your Energy and Instilling Calm

Art - Resetting your energy

Sigh. Pause. Breathe. Some days, you may feel like you're holding on to the last moment of peace when one more thing jolts you—time for a meltdown. Sometimes you can see it coming; other times things show up like a brick wall and take you off-center. You cannot always control what happens – they are part of life. As much as we all like endless days of calm with everything falling into place, life can have other ideas. read more

This Too Shall Pass

I would imagine most of us have heard the adage “This too shall pass.”  Because the phrase is so familiar, so mundane and ordinary, we tend overlook the power of its eternal truth.   The phrase reminds us of the impermanence of all things and the idea that nothing lasts forever, neither the good nor the bad things.  read more

Remote Caregiving

Reote Caregiving

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 lockdown, but the reality is that those of us who don't live near our parents are often faced with providing care and support from afar, and while it may seem easy from outside, it's really very challenging in its own way. read more

Being True to Yourself


Being faced with tough decisions isn’t easy for anyone, and it can be a daily occurrence for family caregivers. Undoubtedly the decisions about your loved one but what about choices for yourself? How many of you think about that? read more

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