Beauty …and Even a Smile… in the Present.

One of my favorite authors, Louis L’Amour, wrote: “Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remember what has gone.”  One of my greatest challenges as a caregiver for more than three decades …is to live...

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,...

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...

“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:...