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Category Archives: Caregivers

One of the hardest things you will ever go through is caring for a loved one throughout their cancer journey. It will tax you physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. You will feel pulled in many directions at once. Yet you will also feel very rewarded. There is nothing more meaningful than loving someone through something such as cancer. These articles will encourage and empower caregivers supporting a loved one in their cancer journey.


Priceless4Purpose

This week, Dan and I are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. So I’m taking a blogging break by reposting an article I wrote a year ago about Priceless4Purpose. We’ve recommended Priceless4Purpose and Mystic Views to several friends facing cancer and Read more…


Taking a break at Pacem in Terris

Have you ever been working on a laptop and didn’t realize that it became unplugged? All of a sudden, you get the warning notice that the battery is nearly drained. The more this happens, over time, the faster the battery will drain Read more…


Pain Scale

Do you remember the last time you went to the doctor? If it was within the past couple of years, chances are, you were asked to “rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being no Read more…


Nuggets of caregiving wisdom

Recently, I have been writing about caregiving wisdom. I have gained this wisdom the hard way. Caregivers gathered at a recent Conversations with Kelly event on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The theme was “Lean on Me. Caring for the Caregiver”. If Read more…


Care coordination

Last week, we talked about boundaries in caregiving, as well as the many hats a caregiver must wear. For friends and family, it can be difficult to know how to help in a situation that feels so helpless. In this Read more…


Boundaries in caregiving

I’ve written about caregiver burnout in the past. Today my post will highlight bow setting boundaries in your caregiving relationship can ease that burnout as well as the guilt that both the caregiver and patient often feel as a result.“There Read more…


Physical affection

Everyone’s personal comfort level when it comes to physical touch is different. I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who isn’t big on physical affection (except when it’s from my husband). That being said, I find great value in Read more…


In part one of The Who Cares for the Caregiver series, we learned who caregivers are, We also looked at the affect caring for someone who has cancer or another serious illness, has on them. In Part two, we learned specific Read more…


Ways you can help a caregiver

In part one of The Who Cares for the Caregiver series, we learned who caregivers are, We also looked at the affect caring for someone who has cancer or another serious illness, has on them. In this post, I share Read more…


Caregiver Burnout

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, naturally, the primary concern on everyone’s mind is the patient. As time goes on, the patient’s primary caregiver often begins to experience caregiver burnout. In this series of posts, we will look at who Read more…

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