Being Ill as a Caregiver

Being Ill as a Caregiver

Planning to be ill? No, thank you. I need to skip that this year. Yes, we try to stay well. But, life (or should I say illness) happens. Here are a few tidbits on preparing to be ill as a caregiver. Summary of the 8 tips Maintain a list of folks for on-call support....
Caregiving Trick or Treat

Caregiving Trick or Treat

It is important we as caregivers ask for help. There are a few treats of asking along with a few tricks to sizing. Self-care involves asking for assistance. Our perspective on asking is key. Dealing with the size or duration can feel tricky. In the previous drip we...
Am I asking too much?

Am I asking too much?

Many caregivers struggle to ask for assistance. Once we do, we may struggle with doubts. Among those “am I asking too much?”. How do we determine whether an ask is too little, too big, or just right? (Sounds a little like Goldilocks on asking.) We need to...
Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure

We know we as caregivers are only human. Part of our humanness is errors and failures. This fact allows fear to creep in. We fear we will fail at caregiving. It is what we do with and within that fear that matters. How do you deal with fear of failure? Present...
Balancing the Caregiver To-Do List

Balancing the Caregiver To-Do List

Caregiving puts a strain on balance. Doctors appointments, care, your work, house work, ACK!!! How do you balance all of it? We need to include self-care but how do you add that to your already long to do list? Balance. Summary 1. List the categories to address: care,...