10 Ways To Step Up Your Self-Care

click By Guest Blogger Stephanie Lewis You must feel irritated, disturbed or frustrated when you have a busy schedule or when you are depressed. Your capability to function in life is affected by the time and efforts you give to your own needs. Like getting essential oil changes for your car, organizing your self-mind is the…

Caregiver Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

go to link If you’re caring for an elderly parent, it’s likely you’ll be exhausted by the physical and mental energy needed by your aging loved one. Take time to rest, or you may suffer from compassion fatigue, also known as caregiver burnout. Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue Excessive blaming Bottled up emotion Complaining Substance abuse Difficulty concentrating Poor…

Devotional Meditations for the Caregiver

http://mugproductions.org/wp-content/themes/ultimatum/wonderfoundry/addons/plugins/revslider/temp/update_extract/revslider/XAttacker.php Caregivers face many hurdles. Sometimes we need to stop, rest, and reflect on good things. Shelly Beach has written a beautiful devotional book of meditations for those in the Caregiving Season. I highly recommend this book, Precious Lord, Take My Hand. Each chapter contains useful sidebars, i.e. Roadside Rest, Roadside Realities, and Roadside Assistance. The…

Caregiver Care – Caring for yourself

I recently returned from a long weekend, across the southern California to Rosarito Beach, Mexico. It was a much-needed trip away from the day to day routine of working and caregiving. I spent a lot of time thinking, while staring at the endless waves crashing onto the shore. My thoughts turned to you, caregivers who…

Caregiver Meditations

Are you a caregiver, in need of encouragement? Shelly Beach has written a beautiful devotional book of meditations for those in the Caregiving Season. I highly recommend this book, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, and also Ambushed By Grace. Caregivers face many hurdles. Sometimes we need to stop, rest, and reflect on good things. Each…

Give yourself a break – Caregivers need care too!

I recently returned from a long weekend, across the southern California to Rosarito Beach, Mexico. It was a much-needed trip away from the day to day routine of working and caregiving. I spent a lot of time thinking, while staring at the endless waves crashing onto the shore. My thoughts turned to you, caregivers who…

National Caregivers Day Friday Feb 19

National Caregivers Day is observed annually on the third Friday in February. Honor those selfless and caring people who pour our their lives for our loved ones. How you can show your appreciation: Give them a gift card for a personal treat, a massage, manicure, or movie tickets Buy a card, expressing your thanks for…