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)

Day 3: 30 Days of Gratitude, Standing on My Own

Tweet Just in case you’re joining us for the first time, I am doing a post everyday on why I am grateful everyday for the month on November. I am grateful that I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. I had a health issue in the middle of October and it taking some time to… Continue Reading

5 Lessons Learned from Blogher12 Healthminder

Tweet This year, even though Blogher12 was near me, I decided to take a step back and focus by attending Blogher Healthminder Day. This was very much needed, not only resources for the “careree” but also support and hugs for the caregiver. Here are some lessons learned from Blogher12 Healthminder @catherinekaram: Eventually you have to… Continue Reading

Why its important to keep track of medications

Tweet Yesterday, I went to pick up my grandmother’s medicine. I got home and I realized that there were 2 medicines that were the same, but in different doses. It’s a good thing that Grandma taught me how to read. I promptly went back to the pharmacy, and asked that the previous one be cancelled.… Continue Reading

What a Wild Start to February for Women.

Tweet If February started like this, I don’t want to know what would Valentine’s Day, let alone Leap Year Day would entail. First off, just in case you didn’t hear, Komen decided to stop providing funding to Planned Parenthood. There was the Pfizer recall of birth control pills. Then a few days later, Komen decided… Continue Reading

Private Practice Focuses on a Nursing Home

Tweet In this weeks episode of Private Practice, two of the doctors, Charlotte Cooper and visit a nursing home to give the residents a talk about sexually transmitted diseases. Of course an elderly gentleman approached Cooper about his situation, because in that generation, that what you did. The gentleman eventually talks to Charlotte and comes… Continue Reading