EILEEN ADLER

"Courageous care partners recharge with self-care, striving for peaceful pinnacles
in patience, persistence, and positive 
changes, knowing when to conquer and when to comfort."

  
 

Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller
Sep 18, 2020 by Eileen Adler

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 that to curse at the darkness.
Sep 11, 2020 by Eileen Adler

9/11/2001 - Ground Zero – It is better to light one candle than to curse at the darkness.

Labor Day

Labor Day
Sep 07, 2020 by Eileen Adler
Labor Day is the first Monday in September honoring our laborers and workers

Ending August on a bright spot. Elizabeth Murray

Ending August on a bright spot. Elizabeth Murray
Aug 31, 2020 by Eileen Adler

Elizabeth Murray – Painting “Bop” explains that “finding resolution after struggling, was the highlight of being an artist” or a care partner.

The Green Sweater

The Green Sweater
Aug 28, 2020 by Eileen Adler
Our memories come and go, sometimes unaware of why, at this moment, something is remembered from long ago that was forgotten or hidden away.

Just do it!

Just do it!
Aug 21, 2020 by Eileen Adler
“Hidden Brain” is a weekly podcast on NPR/kpbs, that explores questions that lie at the very heart of a complex and changing society,” is hosted by Shankar Vedantam, a social science correspondent. The episode on December 30, 2019 featured Wendy Wood, a professor of psychology and business at the University of Southern California and the author of Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science Of Making Positive Changes That Stick.

Healthy Living

Healthy Living
Aug 14, 2020 by Eileen Adler

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

Aug 07, 2020 by Eileen Adler
Krista Suh, a Hollywood screenwriter whose inspired creation of a bright pink “pussy hat” became a symbol of the Women’s March on January 21, 2017, believes that the revolution is really about “women helping each other.” Krista Suh teaches us to trust our instincts, for they are important.

Rowing a canoe with a banana. Life can feel like this sometimes.

Rowing a canoe with a banana. Life can feel like this sometimes.
Jul 31, 2020 by Eileen Adler

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

I’ll have the blue plate special
Jul 20, 2020 by Eileen Adler
The blue-plate special arrived with the 1929 Stock Market crash resulting in the Depression because it was difficult to “dine on a dime.” The blue-plate special featured a meat course, vegetables, bread, and a drink and was very inexpensive often served on a divided dinner plate, much like those found in TV frozen dinners beginning in the 1950s.

An odd place to ply your craft.

An odd place to ply your craft.
Jul 17, 2020 by Eileen Adler
Multi-tasking is defined as being actively engaged in several jobs concurrently, at the same time. Is this possible? Depends on what the tasks are.

“I was working inside a system that was not built for me.”

“I was working inside a system that was not built for me.”
Jul 12, 2020 by Eileen Adler
“I was working inside a system that was not built for me." A lot of people can recognize a problem, look at it and complain about it, but not everybody is going to do something about it.

Tomorrow is July 4th

Tomorrow is July 4th
Jul 03, 2020 by Eileen Adler
Tomorrow may be a perfect day to begin a new tradition

Daughter-hood Circles

Daughter-hood Circles
Jun 26, 2020 by Eileen Adler
Daughterhood Circles, founded by Anne Tumlinson, are in more than twenty states across the country and Canada.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke
Jun 19, 2020 by Eileen Adler

“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"
Jun 12, 2020 by Eileen Adler

 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
Jun 05, 2020 by Eileen Adler

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.

It’s up to us to choose.
May 29, 2020 by Eileen Adler
The Choice – our choice might be the opportunity to select what we need to maintain our self-care.

Here’s the scoop on hidden costs of caregiving.

Here’s the scoop on hidden costs of caregiving.
May 22, 2020 by Eileen Adler

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.
May 15, 2020 by Eileen Adler

“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.