Your feelings come up for a reason, so burying them may seem like what you need to do ("I'll deal with it later.” Sound familiar?), but by doing so, you are creating a path for eruption later. Give yourself time. Allow yourself the downtime to reflect on what you are feeling and what is happening in your life. Pick up that journal and let yourself uncover what may be going on inside of you. Doing so may unearth something that has been needing light, and by addressing it, a solution may be possible. LISTEN to what your heart says - it knows a lot.
The unpredictability of caregiving can set us up to be on our toes for what might come next, but when we find ourselves in a bit of overwhelm, the small things can start adding up. Before we know it, the little things have become issues to be reconciled.
When we think about the people and things we value and how much we can appreciate life, parents want their independence, and adult children want peace of mind. Technology is a way to honor both wishes.
Remember when your days were simple? Would it be the Monopoly game or Twister that would get pulled out of the closet?
As we begin another year, many people pause and reflect on the past as well as make resolutions for the future.
The latest outbreak of fires in the North Bay of California has triggered so many emotions; it has been heartbreaking to see the devastation that is occurring.