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Month: July 2014

Caregiving Monday: 10 Tips for Putting a Caregiver Plan in Place

Caregiving Monday: 10 Tips for Putting a Caregiver Plan in Place

Becoming a caregiver can be very overwhelming.  This is especially the case if the shift has been sudden instead of gradual.  Although it’s always best to discuss your parent’s wishes with them long in advance, there are times when that is not possible.  Here are a few tips to help you in putting a caregiving plan in place. Keep a list of important phone numbers of people to call.  Have one for both you and also a list for your…

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Transitional Friday: Finding Support in Life Transitions

Transitional Friday: Finding Support in Life Transitions

There are times when we feel all alone or there is no one to talk with.  I’ve struggled with this often.  As a caregiver, I often find it difficult to have the opportunity to become involved with other groups or organizations due to my responsibilities.  However, regardless of where we are in life, we all need a support system. Finding support in life transitions Have a friend to talk to—everyone needs a friend to confide in and trust, as well…

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Creative Thursday: The Importance of Networking

Creative Thursday: The Importance of Networking

This is the time of year that many conferences are taking place. Networking is essential to most of the creative arts.  Often it is all about who you know that allows you the break you are looking for. So what are some great ways to network? Workshops—often are for just a few hours or days, concentrating on one emphasis to help you grow, learn and improve Conferences—often last a weekend to a full week, offers numerous classes, opportunities for critique,…

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Caregiving Monday: 5 Activities You Can Do to Keep Your Loved One Active with Alzheimer’s

Caregiving Monday: 5 Activities You Can Do to Keep Your Loved One Active with Alzheimer’s

Do you struggle with finding activities for your dementia patient?  Often it is difficult to find activities they are able to do or to keep their interest for long.  None of these activities have to be very long, but are a couple of ideas of activities to help keep the brain active and interacted. Music is always great.  It soothes the soul and reaches into the recesses of the mind where other avenues may not be able to reach.  Put…

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Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 18-22, The Purpose of Life

Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 18-22, The Purpose of Life

We are wrapping up our look at Ecclesiastes 3 and a season for all times. I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals—God tests us to show us that we have the beastly quality of animals and will prey upon others.  Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals—man is frail      the same fate awaits them both—their existence is temporary As…

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Creative Thursday: Worshiping God With A Creative Spirit

Creative Thursday: Worshiping God With A Creative Spirit

Often we think that we can only worship God through prayer and Bible study.  This is a great way to worship God and very important, but it’s not the only way to worship God.  There are some creative ways that we can also worship our Lord and Savior.   Journaling—journaling is very popular and you hear many people talking about journaling.  Journaling allows you to pour out your feelings on paper.  I often find that when I pray I can’t…

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Creative Thursday: Worshiping God With A Creative Spirit

Creative Thursday: Worshiping God With A Creative Spirit

Often we think that we can only worship God through prayer and Bible study.  This is a great way to worship God and very important, but it’s not the only way to worship God.  There are some creative ways that we can also worship our Lord and Savior.   Journaling—journaling is very popular and you hear many people talking about journaling.  Journaling allows you to pour out your feelings on paper.  I often find that when I pray I can’t…

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