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W.A.I.T.

WATCH Take a moment to be present and observe what is happening right now. What do you see, smell, and hear? What is actually happening in the present moment? Imagine you are simply a camera, taking in everything in your … Continue reading

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Ambiguous

Ambiguous Loss. Something experienced by a quiet club that grieves in the shadows: women who’ve miscarried, parents of disabled children or addicted children, people with a chronically ill spouse. The death of a thousand dreams. There are no rituals for … Continue reading

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Filial Obligation

“While aging brings challenges to mind and body, it can also lead to an expansion in other realms. There is an abundance of emotional and social knowledge; qualities which scientists are beginning to define as wisdom . . . the … Continue reading

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Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? Caregiver Edition

One of my favorite quotes is “You can’t argue with crazy”. It’s a proven fact you just can’t. That is why in my last post I provided suggestions for dealing with the intolerable. A dear friend who recently read it … Continue reading

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Compassion Fatigue

When “Maria” and I first met, we promised each other to be as close as sisters forever, but things have changed over the years. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in our early 20s and will not take medication or … Continue reading

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