Surprisingly for my American friends, it was the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend while I wrote this blog. Yes, we enjoy turkey and all the trimmings to answer a question inquiring minds may be asking. It is also a time of year to pause and take stock of our blessings.Read More
“The Wits-End Caregiver”
Yup, that’s exactly how you feel. Forget sucking it up! Try some real tips and tools based in lived experience so you stop feeling like a burnt-out triple-decker grilled cheese sandwich. Your courageous advocate Carol-Ann says it like it is. And that’s no bologna!
At this point, I trust we have added some tools to your kit about how to get things done with and for your aging parents when everything seems an uphill battle. Still, it would be understandable if you’re feeling somewhat discouraged. How about support on that front? Ready to help!Read More
Now that we have learned what a frankly poor strategy it is to attempt to ram your solutions down aging parents’ throats, you likely wonder next… Then how on earth do I get anything done on their behalves? Let’s answer that question by way of this third installment in “Carol-Ann’s Top 10 Caregiver Lessons”.Read More
Last week, we initiated this series called “Carol-Ann’s Top 10 Caregiver Lessons” with three strategies for how to survive eldercare craziness. Are you ready for one of the most common questions my coaching clients ask?Read More
Incredibly, we’ve completed the first week of September. No matter the North American or other school systems, classrooms are getting into full-gear. That means it’s also time to return to some fundamental eldercare lessons.Read More
You know, I once debated (vocally!) with a (former) friend about whether reflection and fun can co-exist. She asserted they are mutually exclusive. I beg to differ. Quietude by going within is how we come to know what’s right by us – and no one else.Read More
Yes, this reflective title is still part of the Mid-Year Check-In to pause and take stock. The theme was catalyzed by noticing how many people in my extended circles are going through tough times. Admittedly, this may not feel like a summery topic. However, it’s important.Read More
On a driving trip from Toronto to Cape Cod years ago, my husband and I learned that the week where July ends and August begins is considered rather of a cross-over. Visitors there for July tend to head home and August vacationers arrive. A cool practice, I find!
Translated to our Mid-Year Check-In, how about we take stock of summer 2019 so far in a similar fashion?Read More
As July unfolds, I’ve decided the Mid-Year Check-In is so vital that I am devoting the month to this reflective and growth-oriented pursuit. A recent teleseminar reminded that summer is a perfect period to stop and contemplate – along with relaxing, of course.
Personally, I feel strongly we ought to take stock all 12 months. At least January Intention-Setting and July Re-Sets are a start. For today, I offer my emerging acronym, ACED. Awake, Clear, Energized and Deserving represent how I increasingly choose to spend my precious days.Read More