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.
The 'Knitting Lady' Is a Surgeon and She's Paying Attention! Or is she?
May 1 – May Day - If you find yourself losing patience or recognize that someone you know is being treated unfairly, please secure help. Yes, there are days when you feel more sensitive.
And all the time I thought I was just cooking or dancing or sewing.
Math and Craft
And all the time I thought I was just knitting or crocheting or coloring. Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a crafty – mathy ride!
People Age Well Where They Have a Purpose – Regardless of Your Age
Who Will Decide IF You Can’t?
A Bromance is Very Important
Eat Your Colors by Eating the Rainbow
A hidden illness . . . but not for the person who has it. . . but you look so good!
A hidden illness . . . but not for the person who has it. . . but you look so good! “Just for the record darling, not all positive changes feel positive in the beginning,” advises S.C. Lourie, a writer and dance teacher, living in the outskirts of London.
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When in doubt, seek professional help.
Chronic disease is a burden worldwide. Effective treatments and education must be made available to all who suffer, acknowledging that one of these chronic illnesses, diabetes, is approaching an epidemic level in our country. Diabetes is th
Support for Parents for They are Care Partners Too
When our first son was born, I told the nurse that I couldn’t be discharged from the hospital until she taught me how to change a diaper! I hadn’t spent much time around babies, and I had no clue. I learned, and within a few months, I ditched the diaper service and bought disposable diapers. Being a first-time mother, diapers weren’t the biggest concern, however. Every day felt like a first day on the job! Trying to ascertain the reason for a whimper, or oh no, a crying baby was hard, but my son was an easy baby, sleeping through the night at six weeks, and oh so happy.
It’s Pi Day! Hi, how are you? I’m fine. How are you?
Today is Pi Day, and it’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein born on this day in 1879. One of his famous quotations was "The important thing is not to stop questioning." The best way to learn is by asking questions, and keep in mind that NO question is a stupid question.
Talking It over with Friends
NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY is always the THIRD FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Tomorrow is Random Acts of Kindness Day founded in 1995, but any day is a great day to give someone a random act of kindness. Having a special day to celebrate the idea can serve as a great prompt for people to do something completely selfless for someone else, bringing a smile to light up their day.
National Pizza Day but who brought pizza out of Italy?
Gennaro Lombardi, an Italian immigrant, opened the first Pizzeria in the United States in 1905 in Little Italy in New York City but it didn’t catch on except with the locals. If you lived in Italy before World War II, you knew about pizza, but our soldiers returned home with pizza on their minds and the popular Italian snack was no longer just relegated to Italy. The most popular style of pizza is plain cheese, but if you’re interested in toppings, here they are in order of preference: pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, bacon, onions, green pepper, black olives, Canadian bacon, and lastly pineapple. And no surprise here, pizza is the second most favored fast food behind hamburgers in America. Pizza crusts can be thin, Chicago-style deep dish, gluten-free, whole wheat, or even cauliflower, and any style is available fresh or frozen. If you need a national holiday to tell you to eat pizza, then February 9 is the day for you!
Being angry isn’t such a bad idea . . . how can you say that?
We may ask ourselves what is happening to me, but it might be better to ask ourselves what anger is doing to me. What is happening is that we have forsaken our self-monitoring capacity and the ability to observe what is happening. Remember, anger is caused by a perceived injustice and keep in mind that all of us have our own fairness perception.