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."

  
 

September 12-15– Yarn Crawl weekend is slow and steady, but this isn’t a slog. What is it?

Sep 13, 2019 by Eileen Adler
No matter where you live, you might find a yarn crawl event close by. If you’re not familiar with this concept, a yarn crawl invites yarn crafters to visit local yarn shops, which of course they could do on their own, but the fun and excitement generated by all the hosting stores make this event memorable. You don’t have to buy anything but how can you resist when the stores are all decked out in their finest array of yarns and patterns, your senses inspired to overflowing!

Peel Back the Layers by Eileen Adler

Sep 11, 2019 by Eileen Adler
This day is seared into many of our memories. We know exactly what we were doing and where we were. The phone rang early that morning, never a good sign, and I assumed the call would be from my family because my 95-year-old father had surgery the day before at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City; my worst fears might be realized with this phone call. I immediately picked up the phone on the first ring hearing my older son’s voice telling us to turn on the television; we did.

September – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month by Eileen Adler

Sep 09, 2019 by Eileen Adler
September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month focusing on this debilitating brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. This picture of my mother was taken a few years before her symptoms set in with abandon. In the beginning, Mom would explain that her “brain cells” were dying when she couldn’t remember things, trying to explain her gaffe, but she was acutely aware that something was terribly wrong.

My Parents by Eileen Adler

Sep 04, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Is this the script running through your head: they’re MY parents, so I’m responsible because they raised me, so I owe it to them to take care of them in their diminishing years?

Bet You Can’t Knit Just One! A Potato Chip Knitting Pattern by Eileen Adler

Aug 30, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Knitting is my passion, but sometimes, the thought of knitting an entire garment becomes overwhelming.

Little Things Catch Us Off Guard

Aug 28, 2019 by Eileen Adler
I want to knit, or read, or make dinner, or go for my walk . . . no need to focus on this . . . but it can be challenging. 

You are Infinite

Aug 25, 2019 by Eileen Adler
We have been there, done that and so has our care receiver, but we want to feel empathy for our care receiver to exhibit our ability to understand their feelings through their journey.

Can We Learn from a Nursery Rhyme? A Lesson for The Little Red Hen

Aug 23, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Over yonder and down in the valley was a beautiful apple orchard and nestled in one corner was a corral for the farm animals including a cat, a dog, a goat, and a little red hen who has taken it upon herself to supervise the other animals, and most often, the three of them were compliant but on this day, they resisted her overture.

Lend a Hand in Help

Aug 20, 2019 by Eileen Adler
As a young mother, I joined a baby-sitting cooperative, so asking for help in that situation was the norm.

I Love You Always

Aug 17, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Fifty years ago, my husband and I walked down the aisle to begin our lives as a married couple. We were so young, so in love, and I couldn’t have been happier.

Biggest Blessing

Aug 15, 2019 by Eileen Adler
After looking over my website a dear friend sent me this email message, “The subject matter has always intrigued me as I have been a caretaker for family members throughout the years.

Simple Solutions for Complex Problems

Aug 13, 2019 by Eileen Adler
As defined by Merriam Webster, a gimbal is “a device that permits a body to incline freely in any direction or suspends it so that it will remain level when its support is tipped” whereby an item may move but its orientation is parallel to the horizon. 

Who Needs Reasons?

Aug 11, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Do you believe everything happens for a reason, or do we just find reasons after things happen?

What Life Lessons Have I Learned?

Aug 09, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Do you believe everything happens for a reason, or do we just find reasons after things happen?

Treasure Those Moments

Aug 06, 2019 by Eileen Adler
A self-care ritual can bring warmth to your heart by remembering a sweet remarkable moment in your life. 

Better to be Busy than Bored

Aug 03, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Today I am going to prepare my father’s delicious cheesecake recipe for our brunch tomorrow.

The More You Know, the Better You Grow

Aug 01, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Can we talk?

Sit, Stay, Smile

Jul 31, 2019 by Eileen Adler
Find the sweetness in your life and continue your self-care journey.

Time for Change

Jul 01, 2019 by Eileen Adler
William Bridges described transition, transformation, or change as the ability to make accommodations as new challenges occur.  

Set Goals for Personal Development

Jun 01, 2019 by Eileen Adler
It's important to set goals for personal development, but what can you do to attain these goals?