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Is Tolerance the Same as Acceptance?

Is Tolerance the Same as Acceptance?

We only need to look to the news these days to quickly realize that we are living in a world with very little tolerance.  Many people interchange …

Being a Special Needs Parent is Stealing my “Me”

Being a Special Needs Parent is Stealing my “Me”

Sometimes parenting special needs makes us feel depleted.  How do we get the energy to care for the “me” in the “we”? One of the most …

Alzheimer’s, Letting Spirits Run Free-”The Long Hello”

Alzheimer’s, Letting Spirits Run Free-”The Long Hello”

My friend, Cathie Borrie, is a dancer. I met her shortly after my father passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. Like many, I reached out to other …

The Heart of a Caregiver

The Heart of a Caregiver

The heart of a caregiver is an exceptional organ.  It is strong enough to take on unbelievable tasks and burdens with grace and soft enough to bring …

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Considering Divorce? It Can Be Filled with Fear and Excitement

Considering Divorce? It Can Be Filled with Fear and Excitement

Considering divorce is scary. It is also an opportunity to explore your own life and what you want. How can you move past the fear, anger and frustration of an unsatisfying relationship and find happiness? Perhaps …

Is Tolerance the Same as Acceptance?

Is Tolerance the Same as Acceptance?

We only need to look to the news these days to quickly realize that we are living in a world with very little tolerance.  Many people interchange the word tolerance and acceptance. Do these two words have the same …

The Heart of a Caregiver

The Heart of a Caregiver

The heart of a caregiver is an exceptional organ.  It is strong enough to take on unbelievable tasks and burdens with grace and soft enough to bring comfort to another whose pain, physical or emotional, is …

DaVinci’s Code for the Heart

DaVinci’s Code for the Heart

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves …

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Items to Bring Someone with Dementia-Part 2

Items to Bring Someone with Dementia-Part 2

More ideas of what to bring when visiting a loved one with dementia In Part I of this article, I gave ideas of “Things to Bring” when paying a visit to someone with dementia. One of the suggestions was a photo …

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 9)

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 9)

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway had a live-in housekeeper named Greta, who met a labor lawyer who talked Greta into suing them for unpaid wages and other damages in excess of $1 million.  …

Gifts of Love for Seniors

Gifts of Love for Seniors

Valentine's Day and Everyday With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of us are devising ways to show our loved ones that we care.  Most will resort to the standbys – buying a card, chocolate, maybe jewelry …

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 7)

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 7)

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway had a live-in housekeeper named Greta, who met a labor lawyer who talked Greta into suing them for unpaid wages and other damages in excess of $1 …

Conversations that Matter: Maria Shriver & Rob Lowe

Conversations that Matter: Maria Shriver & Rob Lowe

In the “Conversations that Matter” video above, Maria Shriver and longtime friend, actor Rob Lowe, sit down to discuss the impact of aging in America and the importance of raising awareness around the need …

How Home Caregivers Can Help Senior Citizens

How Home Caregivers Can Help Senior Citizens

Aging With Peace Of Mind And Dignity In the present 21st century, one trend that is becoming clear is that more and more families are hiring the services of home caregivers for their aging dear ones. This is no longer …

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 …