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You Can Say No

You Can Say No

Saying, “No,” is hard. I get it. Saying no to an aging or ill parent as an adult caretaker is even harder. It can be downright heartbreaking! No one wants to say no, but sometimes it has to be done. During a season of caring, we sometimes must do what’s best for our...

How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About Money

How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About Money

 Anyone who has ever been in a relationship has had to deal with financial concerns, whether that relationship was with a spouse, partner, parent, roommate or friend. However, talking about money can bring up uncomfortable feelings, especially when we have assumptions...

Gratitude Impacts Your Caring Season

Gratitude Impacts Your Caring Season

What does gratitude have to do with caring for an aging parent? That is a great question.   The journey of caring is full of ups and downs and can often last much longer than we expect. Gratitude can have a significant impact on your journey. The practice of gratitude...

3 Tips for This Unique Season

3 Tips for This Unique Season

 I want to take a few moments to just address the crazy that we’re living in in this world today. How did things get so crazy so fast? When I think about how difficult it must be to be a family caregiver right now, my heart breaks for you. It really does. When I think...

New Year’s UnResolutions

New Year’s UnResolutions

The New Year has arrived! Which means it's the season of New Year's Resolutions!  If you are like me, then it feels like there is no way you can even think about doing one more thing right now?  During my caring season of my dad, I had so much on my plate I knew there...

Holiday Help

Holiday Help

One of the most important things to remember during the hustle and bustle of the season is to take the time to really think about what makes the season special to you and to your parents.  Evaluate your to-do list-Spend some time thinking about what holiday traditions...

Loss

Loss

Care-giving can get overwhelming.  We often focus on all the things we need to do for self-care but ignore the common negative emotions we experience.   Take Heart Tuesday I share a negative emotion and a strategy to overcome it.Care-giving can get...

Loneliness

Loneliness

Care-giving can get overwhelming.  We often focus on all the things we need to do for self-care but ignore the common negative emotions we experience.   Take Heart Tuesday I share a negative emotion and a strategy to overcome it.Care-giving can get...

A Season of Caring Podcast

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Rayna Neises: A Season of Caring

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4 Things you need to know as you begin your season of caring

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