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
Perhaps I ought to more accurately ask: Where is your 2019 going? Incredibly, we’ve pretty much reached the mid-way point of the year. Wow. Long-standing coaching clients know to anticipate what’s coming next. Yes, it’s the often-dreaded Mid-Year Check-In. LOL.Read More
Did you know Easter gets its name from Ostara, also known as Eastre, Goddess of Springtime and the Dawn? Symbolic of fertility, her annual return is heralded by the flowering of trees and plants – plus the arrival of babies human and animal. Reflection is prompted at three levels.Read More
A few weeks ago, my weekly radio show, “The Conscious Caregiver”, focused upon how we can come to the so-called end of life without carrying regret into those other worlds. At this season of rebirth and renewal, it feels fitting to dive further into the topic.Read More
Did you know the Spring Equinox marked the start of the annual cycle for Europeans until the 18th Century? The Northern Hemisphere has now celebrated March 20th. So, it would seem the time to attain any caregiving New Year’s Intentions (not Resolutions) has passed. Right? Not so fast.Read More