A Generation Xer's caregiving journey

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When Grief Affects your Health

When grief affects your health


This has been a challenging few months. In addition to being between opportunities,  I have been touch by grief. I’m miss my good friend. I had been neglecting myself. To the point that I wasn’t in the ER not once, but twice.

I have learned that I need to take time for myself. More time for myself. I had to break things down in order to build them back up slowly, methodologically, and mindfully.

This has as one could imaged caused me to re-examine my role in caregiving. Its I can’t take care of myself, how in the world can I care for others?

This is a journey that does not have an easy solution. The only way to get through it is one step at a time.


photo credit: David Paul Ohmer Cincinnati – Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum “Spring Magnolia Blasting Off” via photopin (license)

Love you Body by Louise Hay #WorldBookDay recommendation

Tweet What I’m reading and continue to go back to reading is Love Your Body by Louise Hay. This book reminds me to be thankful for my health each and every day. Lately, I admit have been over- extending myself with going above and beyond with caregiving. Finally, I decided to focus on my own… Continue Reading

Should you disclose your caregiving in a job interview?

Tweet How come nothing has barely been said about caregiving and job hunting? I saw this post from Fast Company, Should you disclose your pregnancy in a job interview. A friend of mine stated that one should not disclose that they are caregiving “It’s like saying that your pregnant.” Huh? According to the Family Caregiver… Continue Reading