Roundup of my Favorite Self-Care Tips

  Caregiving can be a wonderful journey, giving you precious extra time with your loved one. It can also be emotionally and physically demanding. Over that past few months, I’ve shared different self-care tips that are quick, cheap and easy to do. Today I’m rounding up my favorites in one place.   Find joy: What ...

Easy Self-Care at Home

    Caregivers don’t tend to have a lot of time to get away on a vacation or even to a spa day, so how can you work self-care into your life to preserve your well-being? I’ve rounded up 20 easy self-care activities you can do at home that take less than 20 minutes.   ...

Add Play into Your Caregiving Role

    Are you struggling with the frustration of always doing something for someone else and having a mile long to do list that leaves no time for fun? This can be a common frustration for caregivers, who are maintaining two households and are stretched between caring for an aging relative and their own family. ...

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 ...