Our secret weapon for stress reduction!

Our secret weapon for stress reduction!

Why do we have to deal with stress and anxiety nearly every day? It’s usually because our brains work overtime! We are hard-wired to be on constant high alert. Our brains would love to keep us in a fight, flight or freeze state. They are designed to do just...
Caregiver vs. Care Partner…does it really matter?

Caregiver vs. Care Partner…does it really matter?

When caring for a loved one, caregiver and care partner are often used interchangeably. But does it matter, or is this purely semantics? It may be subtle, but it counts! When we refer to ourselves as caregivers, we tend to set a mindset of giving for giving’s...
How do you rate yourself on surrendering?

How do you rate yourself on surrendering?

Caregivers try so hard to maintain control. We often think we can rest if we finish just one more project. That moment never comes! Our determination to know what is coming next is about our need to feel safe. We feel threatened and even like failures if we think we...
Being Instead of Doing

Being Instead of Doing

One day recently, my Tai Chi teacher, Ruby Aver, spoke on the concept of “Being instead of Doing.”   Most of us have heard this phrase but do we take time to contemplate its meaning, or are we too busy “doing”?   Doing indicates...

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