Many Caregivers use “Should Statements” as a form of motivation… “I should make a doctor’s appointment for mom…” Or worse, “I should’ve taken the keys from dad sooner!”
The problem with using “Should Statements” (a Cognitive Distortion – Click Here to Learn More) is that it creates a trap for the person using them… if you do something you “should” do you take no joy because you tell yourself you really had no choice; if you ‘fail’ to do something you ‘should’ do… you obligate yourself to feeling guilty.Read More
Ok gentlemen… (and there are a lot of you here!)… you’re with me already!
Ladies… Bear with me! This is a parable using basketball (but worth the read!)
LeBron James… is the best basketball player (Caregiver) in the world!Read More
It’s happened to all of us… an issue presents itself and we have a chance to offer the perfect reply and this is what we say…. “Well… Uh… Ahh…” Your mind goes blank and your private thoughts are… “I got nothin’!”Read More
As a tribute to the passing of Leanord Nimoy I thought I would share the simple beauty of his final tweet and how it applies to a Caregiver’s Journey.
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had,
but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.”
That’s right… Brian Williams is Toast… and you are not!
My mother always told me… “It’s none of your business what Other people think about you!”
That is a powerful lesson for Caregivers who take satisfaction and seek approval from Others… it’s also a lesson learned too late by Brian Williams and that’s why he is toast and you are not!Read More
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