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Life Lessons from the Garden

Life Lessons from the Garden

Consider the dandelion. Reviled by many as an insistent, bothersome weed, it nevertheless continues to proudly display its pert, bright yellow self in lawns and gardens everywhere, thriving in the face of adversity.  Thriving in the face of adversity. Where, in...

Ten Tips for Practicing Saying “No.”

Ten Tips for Practicing Saying “No.”

1. Reflect on Your Limits: Take some time to understand your own physical, emotional, and time boundaries. Knowing your limits is the first step to communicating them effectively. 2. Prioritize Tasks: Make a list of caregiving tasks and prioritize them. Identify what...

Finding Strength in Stillness

Finding Strength in Stillness

In a world that constantly pushes us towards action and productivity, it's revolutionary to discover the power that lies in stillness. As caregivers, we're often caught in a whirlwind of tasks and emotional labor, but it's in the quiet moments that we can find true...

Top Ten Warning Signs of Stress

Top Ten Warning Signs of Stress

For all its bad reputation, stress isn’t necessarily a negative thing. It’s a response from your body to changes in your life. “Good” things can cause stress as frequently as “bad.” The stress created by getting a new job, increased responsibilities in caring for a...

Why Attend a Memory Cafe?

Why Attend a Memory Cafe?

What is a Memory Cafe? A Memory Cafe is a gathering of those who are living with memory loss and their care partner.  We meet for 2 hours every second Saturday of the month.  Our meetings provide a pressure-free environment both for the family members and those living...

How Emotionally Resilient Are You?

How Emotionally Resilient Are You?

Emotional resilience is the ability to successfully cope with change or misfortune.   Even when afraid, resilient people respond to life’s challenges with courage and emotional stamina.  While we can’t always control what life brings, we can use adversity as an...

Patience a Calm Acceptance

Patience a Calm Acceptance

Caregiving for my dad was a special season in my life. It was filled with challenges, heartaches, laughter, joy and faith growing season in my life. Since you are still in your caring season you might not use these words to discribe your life right now, but I am...

A Season of Caring Podcast

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Rayna Neises: A Season of Caring