Where did ten weeks of “Carol-Ann’s Top 10 Caregiver Lessons” go? Unbelievable! Just on time for the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend we itemize them with this blog.Read More
What Was I ‘Supposed To’ Learn?
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
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
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
You Never Know…
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
A Mid-Summer Re-Set
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
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
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