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
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
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
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
Yesterday would have been the birthday of my paternal grandfather. Undoubtedly, he spent many a Father’s Day acknowledging his arrival as well as the general occasion. Passed-away in 1964, Grandpa would be a very remote memory if not for my father’s and cousin’s stories.
Thankfully, I’ve gained some genuine perspectives about the man who gave me life leading up to and after his own transition in 2012. I offer them with integrity here.Read More
Just as Mother’s Day weekend in North America can be loaded for many, let’s acknowledge this can be the same on Father’s Day when you have a checkered or even wounded history. Just because you contributed to creating life does not make you a True Father. Like in May, I am here to serve the son or daughter whose reality is one of absence or irresponsibility.Read More
If you had one, what was your favorite high-school summer job? One of my two answers was working at the local Laura Secord Candy Shop. A Canadian tradition, they’re known for delectable chocolates and delicious ice cream. Allowed to ‘sample’ wares within reason between customers, my stomach turned at the mere sight of chocolate long before September. This never happened with ice cream. I am roaring!Read More
Anyone who has done a measure of personal growth work knows it is a process and NOT an immediate outcome to arrive at healing sentiments toward a parent with whom you have a checkered history. Such is the case with my mother. Let’s resume where we left off last time following her passing while encapsulating what I have learned along the way.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