Here we are… We have shared a series of weeks defining the COMPLETE SUPPORT to which you are entitled from government, institutions and agencies as a caregiver to aging parents or relatives, a significant other, friends, neighbors or even colleagues. Today’s post summarizes the elements of this important acronym for your ongoing reference.Read More
What is an “un-cope-able” parent?
Let me put it like this. If you’ve ever:
- Verbally fought just short of coming to blows over gently proposing a new life-chapter to your elderly parents;
- Met unquantifiable resistance in merely hinting your headstrong duo leave their soothingly-familiar residence (or at least consider in-home care because they no longer manage basic daily tasks);
- Applied your full catering power and still your exhausted capacity comes nowhere close to satisfying their needy bottomless pit.
Congratulations! You have impossible parents!
Oh, to have cooperative aging folks. Alas, you drew the proverbial straw’s short end and pulled resistant seniors.
Picking up where we left off with “Eat Your Vegetables”…
More than once across the decades, my Dad protested as a point of “manhood”Read More
With the bounty of fresh summer fruits and vegetables overflowing our grocery aisles, I must first express gratitude. Having recently celebrated our 148th Canada Day, I might suggest this is a freedom many born here – as opposed to those who arrived from less-fortunate distant lands – could take for granted. Still, mine is not meant to be a political diatribe!
Rather, I’m thinking about my Dad’s chosen eating habits in the midst ofRead More
To my previous posting, I could add this bit of “good” news. After my Mom passed away, the ACTION of Initiate became considerably easier Read More
To resume where we left off, I needed to stand up to my father, no matter his blustering reaction to being called on the carpet for his self-centered attitudes. Gosh knows, I have the internal mettle.
Had I done so, Mommy’s final daysRead More
We’ve now spent a good amount of time reviewing the six LOVING attitudes in detail.
Most recently, we learned thatRead More
Without question, you’ve heard the term, grace under pressure.
If there were ever a life chapter when graciousness is called for, this is it!
According to the Oxford English Reference Dictionary, graciousness encompasses being kind, indulgent and merciful. It further alludes to “beneficence toward inferiors”.
Let’s be clear.Read More
How true is Mohammed Ali’s statement: “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
Don’t I know it! Man, give me a huge crisis, and I can move through it with ease plus grace. Hand me more than oneRead More