10 Best Tactics for Caregivers

    Caregiving is full of never-ending lists of things to do and tasks to accomplish for yourself, your caree and your family. The stress from caregiving can lead to health issues such as a higher risk for chronic illness, a weakened immune system and depression and anxiety.   What can you do to reduce ...

Self-Care on a Time Budget

    If you are a caregiver, you probably don’t have a lot of extra time to take care of yourself. I remember when I was in the throes of taking care of a newborn, people would tell me, “don’t forget to sleep when the baby sleeps.”   While that’s a fabulous idea, I don’t ...

Letting Go of What Holds Us Back

    Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn   My family recently lost someone much too young. While he left us early, one thing we could all say about him was that he always enjoyed his life, rather than dwelling on the ...

10 Signs of Caregiving Stress

  When you’re caring for someone else, and running your own household, your needs tend to fall to the bottom of the list. While this is a perfectly normal response, it isn’t the healthiest response. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so taking care of your needs is not selfish, it is critical.   ...

Getting Past Overwhelm

Getting Past Overwhelm
  How to Stop the Constant Busy-ness and Practice Self-Care   Almost three years ago, I had just had my youngest son and was really struggling with my health. I have an autoimmune disease and take immune system suppressors to manage my condition, however, during my pregnancy, I went off my medication. I was in ...

Small Ways to Find Joy

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Small Ways to Find Joy
  Bring Joy to Your Week to Practice Self-Care   I recently attended a workshop on mindfulness, which is something I have been trying to incorporate into my life, but admittedly, have struggled with. There have been several research studies that prove the impact of mindfulness practices on everything from depression relief, a reduction in ...

8 Things Happy People Do

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Tips To Have A Positive Outlook     Have you been in a winter slump? We were supposed to have a rainy winter this year, but sadly, the rain hasn’t quite hit California yet, so while I know we are very lucky weather-wise, the rest of the country is struggling.   Being in cold, damp ...

Taking Care of the Caregiver

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Between family obligations, work obligations and caring for your parents, taking care of yourself can sometimes fall off the “to do” list. While we know how important it is to take care of ourselves and we certainly work hard to make sure everyone else is eating healthy and getting enough sleep, we sometimes don’t listen ...