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The Grief Journey

Many people I’ve spoken with about grief think that there is a “time of mourning”. This would suggest a beginning as well as an end. I believe that grief is a journey that has no end date, it simply changes … Continue reading

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Best Mom Ever – 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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On the Edge: Part 1 Standing on the Sidelines

One of my favorite movies is “It’s a Wonderful Life”.   I love the scene where George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) & Mary Hatch – later Bailey (played by Donna Reed) are at the high school dance caught up in … Continue reading

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Things I learned by watching YouTube

Things I learned by watching YouTube How to take out my old dishwasher & put in a new one How to take out an over-the-stove vent How to take down kitchen shelves How to feed someone through a feeding tube … Continue reading

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Choose your Attitude – You are in Control

I love this story.  I’m not sure who wrote it, but I do know it is always inspiring when I get in the way of my own joy. A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each … 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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Holiday love for the caregiver in your life – Guest Post

Family caregivers are the hardest working people you’ll ever know. They’ve given up their freedom and free time to tend to the needs of their husband, wife, mother, sister, child or even a stranger due to an illness, disability or … Continue reading

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DIY lessons in Caregiving – Part 1 – Planning ahead

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of DIY (do-it-yourself) projects around my house.  While doing these different projects I have come to realize several caregiving insights. So I have put together a 3 part series to share caregiving insights from … Continue reading

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Living Each Day with Purpose

It has been said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I can relate to this concept.  I have found that much of both my business and personal life … Continue reading

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Turkey Talk Wednesday with Sue Salach

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One Word Can Change Your Life – Cancer

“It’s Cancer”, my sister and I tried to compose ourselves and comprehend the significance of what we had just heard the doctor say. Did he just say that our mom has cancer? Having worked in hospice for many years, I knew … Continue reading

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Caregiving and Chemo

The other day as I was sitting with a family member during their chemo, I noticed a couple walk into the clinic with a look of confusion and overwhelming fear.  In recent years I’ve attended weekly chemo treatments with family … Continue reading

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Caution: Idiots May be Offended by this Post

If I were an Idiot, I could… Be offered a contract with a major publisher to write a “how to have 6-pack abs and zero brains” book that my “people” would pay some PR agency large sums of money to promote … Continue reading

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Dinner with Dory

Recently an acquaintance shared the story of going to dinner with some long-time friends and their elderly mother.  She said “It was like having dinner with Dory from Finding Nemo”.  The mother, you see, has some very prevalent memory issues.  Throughout … Continue reading

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Please Ignore the Woman Behind the Curtain

I’m often asked what I do for a living as well as in my spare time.  I puff out my chest and dramatically rattled off the following list: Author, Public Speaker, Blogger, Business Owner, Church Leader, Pastors Wife, Step-Mother, Caregiver, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Dancing

I have to admit it…I’m addicted to Dancing with the Stars! I coordinate my chaotic schedule around the show. What makes it even better is that during the commercials I call my mom and she and I evaluate the dancers, … Continue reading

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Get Out of Your Head

I spend a lot of time in my own head (at this point many of you are like – uh DUH), but stay with me and hopefully you will see where I’m going. As many of you know, managing the … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Caregiver

So often we can feel overwhelmed or like we just aren’t making that big of a difference to those around us. The truth is you do make a difference to those around you , especially if you care for a … Continue reading

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Reruns and Other Important Information

Back in the day, before millions of programming options, DVR and on-demand when shows when on hiatus for winter or summer break the TV stations showed reruns. It was a way to catch up on your favorite shows, as well … Continue reading

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Guest Post-Keep Your Elders Safe During the Holidays

When the holiday season arrives, it is a whirlwind of activity and then it seems to be over in a flash. As a caregiver to an elderly loved one, the holiday season can be a difficult time. For many caregivers, … Continue reading

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