When we become caregivers, so much of our life is put on hold. Then when it ends, we realize how profoundly the experience of caregiving changes us. The question I’ve been struggling with lately is how do I want to live my life now? How do I renew my life in a way that honors who I am today? Do I want to take back the pieces I put on hold or try something different? I am … [Read more...]
Caregivers, feeling battered by your emotions? Here are some suggestions for what you can do.
Right now, I am spent mentally and emotionally. Certainly, the last seven years of caregiving, two of them amid a pandemic, is to blame. But moving mom into Assisted Living and getting ready to sell our family home has highlighted those feelings in a way I did not expect. Like many caregivers, my default mode is to soldier on. “I don’t have time to break down today, there is … [Read more...]