Hope for the Caregiver Blog

Morning Chores That Lift My Soul

Each morning through the winter months in Montana, my morning chores included feeding horses. I take a snowmobile out while pulling a sled filled with hay.  The horses are always excited to see me ...or at least they're excited to see the hay!  Either way, it's deeply...

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Caregivers and Fear

While "The Only Thing We Have To Fear is Fear Itself" inspired a nation facing war, the battle between caregivers and fearful issues remains constant and different. REAL and frightening things face us.  How do we deal with them? What's the path to safety?  We discuss...

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“We have Met The Enemy …and He is Us!

With all due respect to Commodore Perry ...I paraphrased, changed, and re-appropriated his famous quote.  As caregivers, our enemy is not our loved one ...or their condition. Rather, it is ourselves. Particularly the pesky, yet delicious sin that we savor:...

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I Can Only Hold You Now

Sitting at the piano, I played a simple five note melody. Stewing around with it for a while, I knew I wanted to write a song to describe the heart of a caregiver.  Playing with it bit more, I kept coming back to that simple melody.  After a while, I reached out to a...

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Caller Says “God is Her Doctor.”

One of the 7 Caregiver Landmines is Ignoring Personal Health Needs, and more than 70% of caregivers fail to see their own physicians.  While most caregivers offer excuses such as money or time, this caller stated she didn't need to because, "God is her doctor." Take a...

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THE Solution to Caregivers’ Legal Needs

Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Wills, Traffic Tickets, Business Disputes, Filing for Disability ...the list is endless for things that require the skills of an attorney.  As a caregiver, can you afford to pay for those services?  Can you afford to deal with them...

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Videos

Igniting a Nation Interviews On the last Monday of each month, Peter sits down with Rabbi Eric Walker of Igniting a Nation to unpack issues affecting today's family caregiver.  Periodically, they both veer off into other areas in these informative and inspiring...

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Finding Humor in Dark Places

Finding Humor in Dark Places

In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?” The question struck me as hilariously funny,...

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“Here’s Your Sign…”

“Here’s Your Sign…”

Do we need to change the sign for those with disabilities? Tennessee seeks to mirror New York and Connecticut in adopting a new symbol for handicapped accessible parking spots. Rather than the globally recognized sign of a stick figure sitting straight in the...

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