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Reconciliation and Your Well-Being

Growing up my family was very close. In typical Italian style, every Sunday was spent at my grandparent’s home in Chicago where random aunts, uncles and cousins (most of which lived on the same block) gathered for an amazing feast. … Continue reading

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A New You for the New Year!

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” ― Thomas Jefferson As a new year rolls in many will set “resolutions” for the upcoming year.  Some will involve weight loss; career … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Mom – Happy Mother’s Day

I have been blessed to have the best Mom in the history of Mom’s. Maybe I’m a bit biased (just a little), however; if you were to ask my friends from childhood through today about my Mom they would probably … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and Your Well-Being

Family and Forgiveness Growing up my family was very close.  In typical Italian style, every Sunday was spent at my grandparent’s home in Chicago where random aunts, uncles and cousins (most of which lived on the same block) gathered for … Continue reading

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Forgiving Myself

I was talking with a friend about a falling-out he had years ago with a family member.  I shared with him my thoughts (and a couple of my blogs) about forgiveness and that forgiveness is about him and not about … Continue reading

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Nothing Left Unsaid

My mom recently visited New York and was showing me the pictures of the Ground Zero Memorial. One of my most unsettling thoughts regarding 9/11 was about what was left unsaid. My mind goes to a couple who possibly had … Continue reading

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Forgiving Abusive or Neglectful Parents (Part 2)

For many, forgiving parents will undoubtedly be difficult; particularly in cases where a parent was abusive. However, it is in these cases that we must be even more diligent about practicing forgiveness. To not do so and to choose to … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing

Recently I’ve had some challenges with the negative behaviors and attitudes of a handful of other people. I usually like to refer to these challenges as “opportunities for making better choices”. This little twist of the phrase makes me feel … Continue reading

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What is Christmas all about?

This post was written several years ago by my dear friend Susan Avello.  I was inspired to share it again this Christmas season. While trying to get through the rush and bustle of the busy holiday season I’m reminded of … Continue reading

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Permission to Fail

A few years ago 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 … Continue reading

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Stop Shoulding On Your Family

In the internet age we have immediate access to information that can help increase our brain function, manage health issues and decrease risk for increasing health problems.  Sharing this information with those we love can be helpful in making a … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Guilt

What is Guilt? Unwarranted response to an imagined offense Unless you actually killed someone (which I’m assuming 99.9% of my readers have not) then you are imposing this idea of having “wronged” someone else.  Caregivers feel guilty for many reasons, … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions (& other ways we set ourselves up for Failure)

Every year thousands of people set New Year Resolutions only to fail within the first month.  I’m here to share GOOD NEWS about resolutions and how to better take care of yourself and love those around you.

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Turkey Talk Wednesday – Gobble Gobble

This Thanksgiving be thankful for the turkeys in your life. Continue reading

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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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CaregiverLife Radio – Music Therapy

Join me today from 10-11am (CST) for CaregiverLife Radio My guest: MARY ELLEN HEELAN Mary Ellen Heelan, a native of Downers Grove,Illinois has had an eclectic career, starting out as a Social Studies teacher in Oklahoma and Virginia; then moving into … Continue reading

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Mistakes Will Be Made

When caring for someone we love, we want to make all the right moves, research all the options and make all the right decisions. Unfortunately we are human and, as humans, it is inevitable that we will make mistakes. Even … 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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Choosing Your Family

The old saying “You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family”, is true.  Being part of a family brings with it dynamics both good and bad.  These dynamics are shaped through years of tradition and practice. My … Continue reading

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