Tag Archives: care giver

A Mint Lifesaver

After the funeral, I tidied the guest room for my mother, who was moving in temporarily while adjusting to life without my father. I was restless, believing I should have convinced him to see a doctor sooner. When I pulled … Continue reading

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Not Chicken Soup!

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“Hi, it’s me. I am just wondering if you had that chicken soup recipe? You know the one we made over the summer during that crazy lighting storm. Call me, love you,…

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Excerpt from a Career Journal: Thoughts of a 20 Something

Folks often talk about what they will do “When they get on!”- you know, make a good living at this point (25 years of age) in my life. I am blessed that I can take care of myself- thanks to … Continue reading

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Navigating Aging

Instead of arguing with an older adult who says, “I don’t want any assistance,” try to follow up by asking “Tell me more. What are you concerned about?” They may reveal there are circumstances at home — perhaps hoarding, perhaps … Continue reading

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Inquire Within: Responsibility

These questions make for enriching dinner table conversation, but they can be equally illuminating if you simply ask them of yourself. I stumbled onto the idea of asking big questions because I needed them myself. They drive our growth, and … Continue reading

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