When you asked my son when he was 6 years old what he wanted to be when he grew up – in a moment he would respond with joy & happiness – A SuperHero! The SuperHero goal continued until he was even 11 years old! No matter what anybody said his goal was to be a Superhero! I still remember a group of children with him, all his age being asked what they wanted to be when they grew up… This was in front of 150 other adults…parents, grandparents & friends and people we didn’t know. There were doctors, fireman, … Continue reading Isn’t Every Caregiver a SuperHero?
As you know Cinderella, was so busy caring for her Loved One’s, from early in the morning to late in the evening, working to get everything just perfect. Cinderella was not valued for her contribution, she was not appreciated for all she did! Even though she looked after everything for everyone else – she cared for everyone else’s problems, all the time. Leaving little time for Cinderella to connect with her own life. Wait a minute… If we look a little closer Cinderella is sitting on her bed… She has just noticed a small box on the end of her bed, … Continue reading It’s Time to Give Cinderella the Caregiver a…
What? My husband repeated it – Cinderella would be the Perfect Caregiver! I was confused… How could anyone relate a children’s story to the work of a Caregiver? Disappointed…Every fibre of my being wanted to question this statement! I had a second thought…how? How could Cinderella story relate to the work of a Caregiver today? Mmm Interesting! Just before we were watching a movie… one of the many remakes of the Cinderella story, this one was in song. We had just been watching where Cinderella was doing everything for everyone… She was sooo busy, looking after everyone else in the family … Continue reading “Cinderella The Perfect Caregiver!”
…It’s Easier to Distance Yourself from Family and Friends… Sometimes you are so focused on catching all the balls you miss the important safe people in your home and people who visit you! You’ve got to get the meals You’ve got to get the medication You’ve got to get the cleaning You’ve got the washing You’ve got to calm your Loved One You’ve got to bathe & dress your Loved One You’ve got to have a shower and get dressed to! You’ve got to take the prescriptions to the chemist before you run out! You’ve got to make sure your … Continue reading #3 Mistake Caregiver’s Make NOT Taking Care of Themselves
It’s Easier to Not Care for Your Physical Health & Body! Current research is showing Caregivers are 208% more then likely to make poor health & body activities choices like smoking, binge drinking, foods & limited activities which lead to overweight and obesity. Are you choosing, smoking to relax or avoid frustration or to feel better? Are you having a few drinks and then a couple more and it’s still not feeling right so you grab another drink, just to get some relief, some enjoyment to numb the pain? Are you choosing comfort foods or other poorer choices? To … Continue reading #2 Mistake Caregiver’s Make NOT Taking Care of Themselves!