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Seeing Divorce as a Solution

Seeing Divorce as a Solution

Our society tends to view divorce as a problem. We talk about "failed marriages", feel sorry for children from "broken homes" and obsess about ways …

Checkmate: Manipulating Children of Divorce

Checkmate: Manipulating Children of Divorce

3 Easy Tips on How to Help Children of Divorce Children of divorce do not have a say in whom their parent chooses to marry, especially if it was …

Divorcing?  Bring Your Best Self Along to Help

Divorcing? Bring Your Best Self Along to Help

So the decision has been made. You are divorcing. There’s a fog around your life and the near future feels heavy. Be kind to yourself. On …

How to Embrace Change

How to Embrace Change

Change is hard.  We hear and say this over and over.  The reality is, change IS hard!  So what can we do to make it easier?  First we would have …

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Seeing Divorce as a Solution

Seeing Divorce as a Solution

Our society tends to view divorce as a problem. We talk about "failed marriages", feel sorry for children from "broken homes" and obsess about ways to curb the supposedly soaring divorce rate. We typically employ hushed …

Divorcing?  Bring Your Best Self Along to Help

Divorcing? Bring Your Best Self Along to Help

So the decision has been made. You are divorcing. There’s a fog around your life and the near future feels heavy. Be kind to yourself. On even the most ordinary days we are ALL imperfect and vulnerable. And …

How to Embrace Change

How to Embrace Change

Change is hard.  We hear and say this over and over.  The reality is, change IS hard!  So what can we do to make it easier?  First we would have to understand if resisting change is normal?  Is this a bad …

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 5)

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 5)

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway had a live-in housekeeper named Greta, who met a labor lawyer online, who said that the Conways had been paying Greta far less than they should have for …

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How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 6)

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 6)

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway had a live-in housekeeper named Greta, who met a labor lawyer online, who said that the Conways had been paying Greta far less than they should have for the …

Choosing a Long Term Senior Care Facility

Choosing a Long Term Senior Care Facility

It is incredibly painful realizing that an elderly loved one would be better off in a long term senior care facility than in the hands of a trusted family member. Not only does the trusted family member often feel like …

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 4)

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 4)

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway had a live-in housekeeper named Greta, who met a labor lawyer online, who said that the Conways had been paying Greta far less than they should have for the …

5 Items to Bring to Someone with Dementia

5 Items to Bring to Someone with Dementia

Some ideas of what to bring when visiting a loved one with dementia The holidays are over, and January is cold and dark. So if you’re feeling down, just imagine how someone in a nursing home feels. You can help a …

Why is Applying for Medicaid So Difficult?

Why is Applying for Medicaid So Difficult?

With long term care nursing costs typically exceeding $11,000 per month, Medicaid benefits are necessary for over half of the nursing home population in our country. Yet, applying for Medicaid is long, tedious, and for …

Tips on Connecting with an Alzheimer’s Patient

Tips on Connecting with an Alzheimer’s Patient

It’s a subject that strikes terror into the hearts of many, including me. During my junior year of high school, I got a solid B in Mrs. Mathews’ chemistry class and I was happy to be done with that subject, at least …

Caregiving; How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” -Part 1

Caregiving; How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” -Part 1

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway loved their home, their family and their life. Raising three wonderful children in their home and having Helen’s widowed father living nearby, they were …

5 Tips to Help Someone with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

5 Tips to Help Someone with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays

Hosting the Holidays? So you drew the short straw and everyone’s coming to your house this holiday season. Including all the siblings, cousins, grand-people and kids, you’ll have a house full of guests. To be …