I hear from so many people who feel so depleted and don't have time to replenish themselves: too much to do and other priorities. I am not suggesting you take two weeks off and go to the Bahamas. (Though I admit that sounds amazing, it's not always feasible.) It is the smallest of things that you can do for yourself that can make the most significant impact.
We have expanded our resources for family caregivers and are in the process of creating additional programs to support a larger community of caregivers as well. More about that coming soon, but for now, I hope you join me in my excitement for our new website!
My Yogi tea bag today says, “The gate to happiness is self-compassion”.
Hopelessness is a BIG power emotion. I am usually the person that cheers others up, supports them, inspires them. So especially now, I thought it was essential to keep my chin up…..
As we proceed on this complex caregiving journey together, we hope you find ways to be a better friend to yourself.
Seems like just yesterday you were on your honeymoon and now you find yourself shopping for mattress protection covers for your wife. Her illness came unexpectedly and you never thought it would turn into this.