BlogReflections from the Crossroads
A Big Announcement!
I’m excited to announce that I will be offering my courses, workshops, and other programming for caregivers on The Whole Care Network!
Revisiting Trauma-Informed Care
This post provides resources for aging and Elder care organizations to better understand emotional trauma and to implement trauma-informed care environments.
Connecting through hard times…
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You are Invited to Join us for an Important Book Study & Discussion!
“The Impact of AGEISM on Physical & Emotional Well-Being: a Book Study with Online Circles for Connection” starts on January 24th and continues through April 1st. New modules with discussion prompts and additional resources will arrive each Monday, and Circles are scheduled for 11 a.m. eastern time each Friday.
Journaling for Caregivers: Gratitude and So Much More
Keeping a journal can be a powerful tool to help caregivers find more peace, better sleep, and a sense of clarity. This is true whether you are caring for a family member or working in health care or the healing arts.
What do Redwood Trees have to do with Caregiver Trauma?
I discovered something really amazing about redwood tees a few years ago. Did you know that these stupendous giants have extremely thin roots, and that they only go down into the earth for about 6-12 feet? (Coastal Redwoods can grow to 300’ tall or more). The...
Winter Holidays for Caregivers: What’s Your Plan?
Last year, I witnessed a “drive-by” baby shower for my neighbors across the street. It was impressive to see the decorated table they’d set up at the curb, where party favors, bottled water, balloons, and snacks were dispensed to friends and family as they came by in...
Seasonal Affective Disorder: Not Just the Winter Blues
The winter season can be hard on everyone, but for some people it is more than just the "winter blues." Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that usually occurs at the same time each year. It often goes away with warmer weather and longer days. If...
Disinhibition: the double-edged sword of dementia
. “Disinhibition” is the term for what happens when the brain loses the ability to inhibit, or stop, our impulses to speak or act. We all have healthy inhibition, the “filter” that tells us not to say out loud the things that come to our mind. Think of the last time you were really angry, or jealous, or upset with someone, but you chose to “bite your tongue.”
Sweetheart Chamber Music Serenade for Elders!
This musical Valentine comes to you with love from the students of the Chamber Music and Y2C programs at the Hartt Community School, University of Hartford, CT. Please share with the Elders and Caregivers in your life, and stay safe!