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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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Nutrition: the foundation of self-care for caregivers

I first heard Darlene Kvist speak about the life-changing power of good nutrition in May, 2007 on her weekly radio show, read my story). With her guidance, I got well and drastically improved the quality of my life. I hope you find information in her article that will help you on your health journey. Nell Kauls, CaringBridge staff member What […]

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