Category Archives: just stuff

Random Stop Syndrome

While at a conference in Las Vegas, I experience a phenomenon I refer to as “Random Stop Syndrome”.  While walking through the casinos people would come to a sudden and complete stop for no apparent reason setting off a chain … Continue reading

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Living a Big Life

We’ve all heard the expression “Go big or Go Home” at one point or another.  For some reason this past week this has become my mantra, so to speak.  You see I tend to have spurts of time where I live … Continue reading

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Encouragement by Mail

I was listening to a sermon message about encouragement and what an amazing gift it is to encourage those around us.  My mother is my best example of this principle.  As a child she would put little notes of encouragement … Continue reading

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Permission to Fail

The other day I was part of an expert panel discussion on “How to care for yourself while caregiving” through WEGO Health and one of the other panelist, Ben Murphy (@athletdad) shared a great point.  He said that one of … Continue reading

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Family Vs. Stuff

Recently an acquaintance of mine, Joe, shared that he was “stuck” in his grief. Upon asking some probing questions I found out that shortly before her death his mother gave some jewelry, which Joe referred to as “family heirlooms”, to … Continue reading

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Expanding the Positive

In my blog http://theworkingcaregiver.org/2012/03/31/what-you-focus-on-expands I shared the story of my friend Holly and her positive attitude in the face of terminal illness.  Today I want to share some tips to facilitate focusing on the positive. Tips for expanding the positive … Continue reading

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I’m Fine!

Whenever someone asks me how I’m doing, I usually have the same response, “fabulous”.  I started using this response several years ago, because I recognize it not only adjusted my mind-set but the responses I received from the person asking … Continue reading

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