The stress that comes with caring for an ailing loved one can trigger an avalanche of emotions
Accept the inevitable process of change and the knowledge that all things will one day disappear
All the experts say that physical clutter leads to mental clutter.
It bombards the mind with excessive stimuli
At one point she simply said, “I’m completely blind now.”that was the beginning of a rapid, steady decline in her health on all levels.
On a recent visit with my grown children I had to do some very deep breathing one night to just take in how lucky I am.
Considering altering your place of residence is a daunting thought and the process can occupy your mind for months.
Kelowna columnist reflects on the stages of life that people go through
Music has the power to draw us back into deep memories.
Caregiving…accentuates the usual gamut of our mind’s foray into limbic system overload…
The acronym of GRACE—Generosity, Resilience, Acceptance, Compassion and Engagement—keeps bringing me back to what is important
I fully understand the conflict that can arise in oneself when attuned continually to giving and the programming that this emanates from.
If caregivers do not acknowledge their stress it can manifest into an increasing sense of isolation and despair.
I went from feeling ‘Oh, that’s nice’ to ‘Oh my God, how did this get here so soon?’
Basically, psychologist Richard Lazarus says we feel stressed when we feel that “things are out of control.”
“The Okinawans avoid distraction while eating, which interferes with the body’s signals to stop. They wait for twinges of fullness.”
Being magnanimous doesn’t require doling out tons of cash—just being an understanding and tolerant soul will do the trick.
So what do we do when life throws us a curve ball and suddenly we are living with too much uncertainty?
I have come to realize what this elderhood journey is all about and what it is teaching me about life.
Columnist Marjorie Horne says as she grows older, she finds deeper meaning in the final chapter of her life.
Taking an inventory of what things in your life are really making you happy…