Tag Archives: healthy living

Eternally 12 Syndrome

My friend Colleen and I are both national speakers on issues related to caregiving and aging. While in Washington D.C. to speak at the Aging In America conference we shared a similar challenge in our family dynamics. Though both of … Continue reading

Posted in boomers, caregiving, eldercare, elders, healthy living, making a plan, work/life/flex, working caregiver | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in caregiving, encouragement, forgiveness, healthy living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Positive Focus for the New Year

Every year has good and bad moments.  Sadly, as we look in the rear-view mirror of the passing year, many will focus on the bad which, more than likely, were probably fewer than the good but can appear larger in … Continue reading

Posted in aging, encouragement, healthy living | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in against all odds, boomers, encouragement, forgiveness, health care, healthy living, sandwich generation, saying I'm sorry, work/life/flex, working caregiver | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

PUT YOUR DAMN PHONES DOWN and other Holiday Tips

  I am infuriated every time I see the commercial with the elderly couple reading their grandchildren’s social media posts that says “Entering the gates of hell, where there’s no Wi-Fi and no shows, aka Grandma’s house.” So, the elderly … Continue reading

Posted in aging, boomers, caregiving, eldercare, healthy living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in against all odds, aging, boomers, caregiving, dying, encouragement, forgiveness, healthy living, losing a loved one | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Fundamental Rule of Caregiving (that No one can seem to Follow)

An essential imperative of caregiving is: Take care of yourself.  However; the majority of family caregivers are so busy taking care of others that they neglect to care for themselves.  The sad irony is that if caregivers made it a … Continue reading

Posted in caregiving, disabilities, dying, eldercare, encouragement, healthy living, sandwich generation, work/life/flex, working caregiver | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments