Wilma Mankiller, “The happiest people I’ve met regardless of their profession, their social standing, or their economic status, are people that are fully engaged in the world around them. The most fulfilled people are the ones who get up morning and stand for something larger than themselves. They are the people who care about others, who will extend a helping hand to someone in need or will speak up about an injustice when they see it.”
9/11/2001 - Ground Zero – It is better to light one candle that to curse at the darkness.
9/11/2001 - Ground Zero – It is better to light one candle than to curse at the darkness.
Ending August on a bright spot. Elizabeth Murray
Elizabeth Murray – Painting “Bop” explains that “finding resolution after struggling, was the highlight of being an artist” or a care partner.
The Green Sweater
Just do it!
Healthy Living – healthy aging. If you are gifted with longevity, celebrate it. Confucius said, “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”
Think PINK! with Krista Suh
Rowing a canoe with a banana. Life can feel like this sometimes.
At the moment you are told of a diagnosis, the beginnings of coping with worried anticipation, there is a bend in your river of life when you hear the words; your canoe isn’t going anywhere you planned; a banana won’t work in this situation. You hunt for answers anywhere you can.
I’ll have the blue plate special
An odd place to ply your craft.
“I was working inside a system that was not built for me.”
Tomorrow is July 4th
Rainer Maria Rilke
“It seems to me that the only way one can be helpful is to extend one’s hand to someone else involuntarily, and without ever knowing how useful this will be,” the brilliant words from a man named Rilke. Was he writing this for me, a care partner?
The "Crookedest Street"
The “Crookedest Street” may symbolize our journey! The speed limit on this street is five miles per hour but how do we slow ourselves down? Is there a street sign for us to follow?
The Five Love Languages
The Five Love Languages written by Gary Chapman was published in 2015, but his exploration began in the 1990s decoding the way we express and would like to receive love, how this love makes us feel on an emotional level, and looking for validation in ways that are meaningful to us. Share with your partners how each of you would like to be validated – yes, you can choose more than one!
It’s up to us to choose.
Here’s the scoop on hidden costs of caregiving.
Tax Day, April 15th has come and gone . . . but the expenses don’t go away when you are caring for someone. Care partners provide home visits, dispense medication, shop, feed, groom, do laundry, provide an escort service, companionship, and many more activities. I think we are worth a full-time salary equal to those with advanced degrees; for what it is worth . . . I’m just saying.
“Inside the ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.
“Inside the ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”
“Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it.