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Grief Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Grief Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Grief is an odd process. Just when you think you have a handle on things BAM! It comes back to hit you full force – often from out of nowhere. Miniscule things, like smells and memories, can trigger fresh waves of grief, leaving you reeling and wondering if things...

How Well Do You Manage Your Energy?

How Well Do You Manage Your Energy?

When the seemingly relentless demands at work and burdens of a busy life take their toll on work performance, we tend to think that managing our time better will improve the situation. If we can just work faster, multitask more efficiently, things will be better, we...

Resentments and What to Do with Them

Resentments and What to Do with Them

Some people can spend hours dwelling on the wrongs done them, the injustices, the slights, the snubs, insults, indifferences, slurs, and just plain bad treatment. They can think of a particular instance and, sure as Pavlov’s dog, up comes the same feeling the original...

Top 10 Actions That Say “I Love You”

Top 10 Actions That Say “I Love You”

When you were a kid what fun homemade items did you shower your parent with to show them your love? It is the season of Mother's Day and Father's Day.  This time of year can be a mixed bag for many.  I am one of those who feel conflicting emotions, especially around...

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...

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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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