Holidays are a time of gift giving. Remember to give yourself an especially important gift: the “just right” amount of connection with others. Caregiving is hard work. Take care of yourself. If you don’t treat yourself well during the Holidays, when will you? Give yourself the gift of connection. I believe that there are five keys to a happy life: 1) having a sense of purpose 2) feeling spirituality 3) doing things that you enjoy 4) taking care of your body AND 5) connecting with other people. Think of these as your daily emotional vitamins. […]
In a previous post, my friend Shannon talked about gracefully and thankfully accepting a caregiver at a certain stage in life. Today’s post is Part 2 of our discussion. Shannon talks about the relationship “rules” that both the caregiver and the client need to keep in mind to make the relationship a strong one.