Archive for caregiving

Flash Sale “Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers: Get Through the Tough Times”

Flash Sale! There have been snow flurries today and I’m beginning to feel the holiday spirit.  :)  So, for the next 24 hrs my book is on sale at an unbelievable price. “Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers: Get Through the Tough Times” is a one of a kind book.

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Have you read the Editorial and the Customer reviews? This book is really touching people and helping them too. Act soon, as this sale is only for 24 hrs. And…Happy Holidays, a little early! Get it here, this won’t last long:

A Fundraiser for Sparta Area Cancer Support in Honor of Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. It’s a good time to remember those who are suffering with cancer and their caregivers. This disease has a devastating impact on our loved ones and their caregivers. The physical, emotional, and financial toll is heavy. Through the Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACs) organization, our community has done an outstanding job of coming together to be there for these people at a time when they need a friend more than ever.

Now, you can help make a difference too. In honor of Family Caregivers Month, you are invited to join us in an online fund-raiser for SACS. We are donating 10% of our November royalties made from the online Amazon sales of our new book, “Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers: Get Through the Tough Times” to Sparta Area Cancer Support (SACS). Read More→

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:

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  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: , 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: 

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!