Archive for caregiving

National Stress Awareness Day

Thursday, April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day.  It’s a topic very fitting for caregivers.

There seems to be an epidemic.  People are stressed.  You can see it on their faces and hear it in their voices.  With all that is going on in the world, is it any wonder people are stressed?  Read More→

Caregiver’s Life Message in a Candy Wrapper

Many of us have been there.  Sometimes you just have a yearning for a little piece of chocolate.  Eating that little piece of chocolate isn’t just a matter of pleasing your taste buds.  There’s a known relationship between chocolate and endorphins.  Endorphins are used by your neurons to communicate with each other.  Eating chocolate can release this chemical, which in turn can affect how people feel.  It actually causes people to feel pleasure.  Read More→

Our Interview Has Been Rescheduled to Wednesday, 18 February!

For those who were trying to listen in to my interview this afternoon…you didn’t find it because they couldn’t reach me due to some problems with their phone lines today. Sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully, you found something else of interest to listen to while you were waiting!

Meanwhile, WRNW1-Women’s Radio Network requested to reschedule me for tomorrow, Wed, 18 Feb at 2:24 PM CST.  I rescheduled another appointment I had for tomorrow so I could do this interview.  I’m hoping the -30 below zero wind chill that is forecast doesn’t freeze all communications on this end tomorrow!  :)

You can use the same link as before: http://bit.ly/1Mre7Xf

Again, my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Have a great night and try to stay warm!

Upcoming Interview on The Women’s Radio Network

We have a big day tomorrow!  The Women’s Radio Network (WRNW1) will be interviewing me about my work for Cancer Caregivers, which you see here on http://www.SanctuaryForCancerCaregivers.com.  Lisa Singer will be interviewing me live.

Care to join us?  It’s easy!  You can listen in on Tuesday,17 Feb 2015 at 3:00 PM CST.  Go to this link: http://bit.ly/1Mre7Xf , then click on the gray button that says, “CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE.”

Please share and spread the word so as many caregivers as possible can attend.  See you there!

Cancer Caregivers at a Distance: 5 Proactive Tips

Here’s more tips for those who give care from a distance!  Ezine Articles has just published my latest article on Cancer Caregiving.  If you help care for a loved one from a distance, you know how challenging it can be.  If you are just getting started, these tips will help you plan ahead and maybe save some stress too!  Check it out!

Read “Cancer Caregivers at a Distance: 5 Proactive Tips” at:  http://bit.ly/6yn75p 

Putting the “Care” in Caregiving

Good morning to all who care for their loved ones with cancer! As you take care of your loved one, it is so easy to become mechanical in some of the tasks you have to do. When the stress, strain and emotions of giving care starts to wear you down, you may need to step back and focus on what you really are there for as a cancer caregiver. You are there to give care. Giving care can come in many forms: physical care, cooking, cleaning, laundry, transporting to and from appointments, and performing many additional tasks. But giving care is caregiving! Anyone could provide many of those services you do. But WHY do you do them? It’s because you CARE! And you care in a big way. That’s the difference between a loved one providing care to their loved one with cancer and a stranger providing that care. Loved ones put the “Care” in Caregiving. As you do some of those not so pleasant tasks, remember why you are doing them. You do them because you truly care! You perform those sometimes unpleasant tasks out of love. Thank you for putting the “Care” in Caregiving!