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We’re celebrating National Caregiver Month – and you.

You help a family member or a friend who’s on a health journey. You’re a caregiver.  And for that, all of November is dedicated to you. If National Caregivers Month is something you never asked for, or it seems like a bit too much of a tribute, it’s not — not by a long shot. You Deserve More Than a […]

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Spreading the culture of caring

Following my mother’s battle with cancer, the question that arose for me was, what do I do with all of this? “This” being all of the feelings of loss, pain, missed moments, and the big unanswered question — why? I had to decide how I would harness and use this experience. I chose to embrace and act upon the gifts […]

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How does a martyr ask for help? She doesn’t.

Back to my status as martyr. For some history on this, read my first blog post, Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver. In dealing with cancer in my family, these unexpected people began to pop up in my life in roles I never would’ve assigned to them. Some people I knew well, but there were some people I […]

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Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver

Why do I refuse to fall into the category called “CAREGIVER?” There are several reasons I never want to be a caregiver. I started collecting them over a decade ago when I first encountered the term. This list wasn’t a conscious effort, it was born out of a cringing response to brochures and advice handed to me with the challenges […]

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Ideas for helping your caregiver

I recently read Melissa Bear’s series on “What it is like to be a caregiver.” Melissa, 26, writes about how difficult it was for her to ask for help as she cared for her ill mother every day. I’ve also talked with other people going through caregiving events in their lives, and know that Melissa’s thoughts and feelings are common. […]

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