Tag Archive for 'caregiving'

Today’s installment of The Caregiver Series combines two of my great passions: caregiving and entrepreneurialism. I first heard about Liz Emery and her business, Liz & Ett, in an article by former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan that ran in my local paper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  (I couldn’t find the link to the Atlanta version, but this […]

When I can, I love to get out for a nice, long walk.  I have recently started listening to podcasts when I go out.  One of my favorite podcasts is On Being with Krista Tippett.  It is described as: … a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the […]

Over the past decade, I have been blessed to be involved with Camp Sunshine, which provides year-round programs for children in Georgia with cancer and their families.  Through this work I have gotten to know some pretty awesome kids, both those with cancer and their siblings.  Kids with cancer are just ordinary kids with many […]

Over the past few weeks, my mother Sally has shared the story of caregiving for my father who was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2003 and then suffered a massive, debilitating stroke in 2008.  He requires ’round-the-clock care which she provides exclusively.  If you missed her recollections, you can catch up here: The Caregiver […]

Yesterday’s guest post from Sally concluded her recollections in The Caregiver Series, but our conversation about some of the issues she shared won’t end any time soon.  Next week, look for a post from me with some perspective on what watching my parents has taught me. One of the most challenging aspects to my father’s […]

In this final guest post from Sally, she talks about her new life and the necessity for caring for herself both physically and emotionally. What the Caregiver Needs – A Guest Post from Sally Eventually my husband and I got into a routine and things settled down.  We found our “new normal.”  Then, invariably, out of […]

With today’s installment of The Caregiver Series, Sally shares some of the emotions she experienced as she dealt with the responsibilities of her caregiving role. My Second Husband – A Guest Post by Sally All of the sudden, I was living a life I had never wanted to lead. Previously I mentioned that after his […]

Today’s dispatch is the second guest post in our Caregiver Series.  It’s from Sally.  Last week she shared with us the beginning of her journey as a support and eventual full-time caregiver to her husband, who has battled both Stage 4 cancer (2003) and a massive stroke (2008).  Today she shares the next part of […]

Today I launch a new feature – The Caregiver Series. Serving as the primary caregiver for a child, an ill or injured person, or an elderly relative, takes a tremendous toll on an individual’s wellness, both physically and emotionally.  I am not sure that we as a society do a terrific job of exploring these […]