Jun 252012
 
Challenges Caregivers Face: Losing an Elderly Parent

Losing an elderly parent can be a very difficult thing to face.  No matter how old you are – or how old your parent was at the time of passing – it’s not an easy situation to deal with.  Anyone who tells you otherwise probably hasn’t had to deal with the experience themselves. The loss [...]

Jun 252012
 
Moving on After Caregiving: Spin the Wheel

As you leave your time spent caregiving in the past, you’re probably looking for new ways to engage yourself in the world.  And, you should!  Exploring new interests and pushing your comfort zone a little are always good things to do.  But, in this critical time, while you’re moving on after caregiving, it’s especially important [...]

Jun 202012
 
Facing Career Changes After Caregiving Ends

“What to do after caregiving ends?” seems to be the big question for many people in situations like yours these days.  There are a lot of things that can make many former caregivers feel demoralized about their situation.  Between a down economy and so much time spent in a specific industry that you now want [...]

Jun 202012
 
Life After Caregiving: Time for Summer Fun

When summertime comes around, people all over the northern hemisphere start to think about vacations and spending time outside in the sunshine.  As you start in on your new life after caregiving, what better time of year to take a much-needed respite, and enjoy some summer fun activities, yourself? If you are moving on after [...]

Therapy for Caregivers

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Jun 132012
 
Therapy for Caregivers

As you are easing the grieving process after caregiving ends, it is a good and healthy thing to at least consider therapy.  Therapy options might range from visiting a weekly support group, to getting one-on-one attention from a trained professional.  Everyone’s needs vary.  You may not even need any therapeutic services, and that’s fine, too. [...]

Expression Forms: Music

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Jun 052012
 
Expression Forms: Music

When transitioning into life after caregiving, the healing process is multifold.  You are trying to leave your past lifestyle behind, while also figuring out what to do after care giving. We’ve covered several ways you can reach into yourself, including community involvement and exploring new interests.  We’ve also covered two other expression forms, painting and [...]

Expression Forms: Painting

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Jun 052012
 
Expression Forms: Painting

For many former caregivers, it can be difficult to find value and meaning after caregiving ends.  More often than not, caregivers are at a loss about how to find meaningful tasks to become involved in.  On this blog, I have discussed several ways former caregivers can immerse themselves in something that matters, including participation in [...]

May 282012
 
Moving on After Caregiving With Aromatherapy

As I began transitioning to life after caregiving, I was looking for healing in many different places.  As I researched, I learned more and more about aromatherapy.  After trying it myself, I became increasingly convinced of its healing properties upon subsequent uses.  Things were great!  Then, I was disappointed to see how little resources were actually [...]

May 282012
 
Easing the Grieving Process By Writing

For many former caregivers, it can be difficult to find appropriate advice on how to live after caregiving ends.  Oftentimes, people will advise you to go out and experience a completely new way of life.  “Take risks, be adventurous,” they’ll say.  While there is a time and place for exploring your more wild interests, these [...]