Tag Archives: care giver

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,…

Posted in Gardening, Kitchen Adventures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Career Journal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Managing the holiday rollercoaster … Check your real needs

Check your real needs This sounds obvious, but many of us get so caught up with taking care of everyone else’s needs during this time of year that we forgot to slow down and check our own needs. The results … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments