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...
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...
Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener?

Do you give the gift of listening? Need some tips on becoming a better listener. Real listening can be learned. Research and books such as The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships, by Michael Nichols, and Mortimer Adler’s How to...
How Well Do You Practice Empathy?

How Well Do You Practice Empathy?

 “To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.”     – Anonymous Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. In certain circumstances, it is difficult to see things from another...
Conflict Can Be a Creative Force

Conflict Can Be a Creative Force

Conflict is as natural to the human experience as thunderstorms are to springtime.  When left unchecked, conflict can generate heat and discomfort, disrupt interactions and destory relationships.  Between a couple, discord can lead to divorce. Between countries,...
Rayna Neises: A Season of Caring