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Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

On a Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer's, Promise and Paradox Intersect

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 09.10.2016 | Religion
Jade C. Angelica

Mom was essentially alone in a nursing home in Iowa. My heart wouldn't allow me to stay away. The holiness, however - the mystery and the glory I encountered every day on the journey through Alzheimer's - was an unexpected, ever-cherished surprise.

Putting Mindfulness on Your Agenda: Resilience for Care Providers

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

While there is certainly benefit to making mindfulness a consistent formal practice, creating any new habit along these lines enables caretakers to remain more resilient themselves. A few breaths when shifting from one discussion with a family to the next is a mindfulness practice.

Attachments and Connections to Ourselves and Our World

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Attachments and connections change throughout our lives. The quality of flexibility helps us adjust to our evolving selves and the world.

Cancer Touches Everyone: How a Company's Culture Responds Is the Key

Ann Fry | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

I've heard horror stories from folks that worked in places where people were resentful that someone had too much time off, or that they had to pick up the slack for the person.

What's It Like to Care for Someone Close to You With Alzheimers?

Quora | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living

I knew right away that something was different. When her personality started to change I couldn't understand why.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: Taking Vacations Is Possible

Eric J. Hall | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Remember that as a caregiver you deserve time to yourself and that you are doing this to make yourself a better caretaker for your loved one. Not taking care of yourself will only harm your loved one in the end.

On Brain Cancer, Ashtrays and Nostalgia

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Davis Schneiderman

Nostalgia possesses a dangerous power. We remember what never existed; we map feelings we wish to have felt onto songs, objects and people whose real forms remain inaccessible.

Who Cares For The Caregiver?

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 04.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As a nurse-turned-patient, I can say with 150 percent confidence that being a caregiver involves some of the hardest work in the world. In fact, I can't overstate how difficult being a caregiver is. It is painstakingly difficult, physically, emotionally, socially, psychologically and, it must be said, financially.

A Stable Workforce Is Essential for People With Disabilities

Althea McLuckie | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Althea McLuckie

Direct-care staff make a commitment to helping each one of us live the life we want -- and for that they should be paid fairly.

Dads, Daughters and Debilitating Illness

Lily Eve Cohen | Posted 01.29.2013 | Teen
Lily Eve Cohen

When children take on the role of caretakers in their families, they view the world differently; they see the struggles of their parents and understand that playing with dolls and train sets cannot improve the situation.

Why Some High-Powered Women End Up As The 'Nanny' At Work

Buzzfeed | Posted 05.30.2012 | Women

This is how former New York Times Company CEO Janet Robinson is described in a story in this week's New York Magazine: Robinson appeared to her co-...

Of Two Minds Is Not the Typical LIfetime Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Some statistics which are handed out during the course of the film make us aware of how extensive this situation is. Who takes care of the mentally ill? That is the question.

Support National Family Caregiver's Month With A $30 Donation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

November is National Family Caregiver's Month, and organizations such as The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation (ASRL) are doing everything possible...