Now that we have reached the ninth of “Carol-Ann’s Top 10 Caregiver Lessons”, may I further support you in re-framing your mindset? You were not ‘supposed’ to learn anything. Self-judgment never has a place and certainly not during slogging eldercare.Read More
Things Still Aren’t Better!
Despite all these “Carol-Ann’s Top 10 Caregiver Lessons”, are you still feeling frustrated? Why is that so when I’ve been giving you tips and tools that encourage hanging in there and seeing things through with aplomb? Curious to know more about what makes eldercare such an unrelenting marathon that most people don’t realize?Read More
Why Bother to Care About Your Elders?
During last week’s blog within “Carol-Ann’s Top 10 Caregiver Lessons”, I reminded myself to share a little story related to resisting the endless recitation of worn-out aging parent tales. It feels like a fitting start to today’s post about why we need to see through our folks’ transitions with aplomb.Read More
Dealing with Endlessly-Repeated Stories
For those of you tracking week-by-week “Carol-Ann’s Top 10 Caregiver Lessons”, how are you handling the eldercare craziness at this point? Building on wanting to tell your parents what to do, I believe we have for you today another extremely trying topic.Read More
Who Is There For You?
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
Hanging in There through Eldercare
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
When Everything Seems an Uphill Battle
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
‘Telling’ Your Parents What to Do
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
How to Survive Eldercare Craziness
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
Elevate Your Summer
On the heels of last week’s invitation to press the “pause” button to reflect upon how your first half of 2019 went, let’s prepare for your summer vacation in a different way.
In 2018, I urged you to consider how much of your precious holidays you choose to devote to care-giving responsibilities out of obligation or long-standing unconscious family patterns. I still do. What we’re going to add today is a focus on three important sectors – your pleasure, self-care and personal growth.Read More
- « Previous Page
- Next Page »