My friend makes me laugh.
She has her hands full in caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s. Neither of them is having an especially easy time of it (who does?) but they cope. She still finds the time to make me laugh. Continue reading “A Sense of Humor Goes a Long Way in This Business”
When I was a child, the harshest admonition my father could ever invoke was that he was disappointed in me. No amount of threats, groundings, or other punishments could carry the weight of his disappointment.
He knew it too.
Like so many other things I carried into my adult life, disappointment has played a role. This time though, it was I who was disappointed in myself and I needed to get a handle on that.
Getting a handle on things. We are good at that. Solve the problem. Implement the solution. Done and dusted.
So what happens when problem solving eludes us? Things are spiraling out of our control and out of our grasp. We just… can’t… quite… make it turn out right… Continue reading “Letting Go Makes All the Difference”
Caregivers are the greatest! We perform under challenging circumstances and learn to excel at advocating for our loved ones. Taking care of ourselves however, the results are a little more mixed.
Continue reading “Strength and the Caregiver”