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Duty and Honor

On a full flight from Atlanta to Chicago I noticed a soldier was sitting behind me.  As is my custom I thanked him for his service to which he sheepishly responded “thank you”.  A few minutes before take off the … 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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She did it “Her Way”

Recently a friend of mine was scheduled to go on a trip to visit a friend. She was really looking forward to getting away and relaxing, however; in the days leading up to the trip she realized that the “drama-meter” … 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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Worry Hours

Working in the health care field for the past 20 years I have heard the term “Worry Hours” repeatedly when discussing family caregivers. These hours are between 10pm and 1am when family caregivers, overwhelmed by the burdens of managing  caregiving … Continue reading

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Well Meaning Friends May Cause Stress

The biggest cause of stress for people who care for an aging loved one or a loved one with an illness or disability may not be worrying about the affected family member. Rather, surprising new research from Northwestern Medicine shows … Continue reading

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