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Month: January 2015

Caregiving Monday: 5 Steps of Grief

Caregiving Monday: 5 Steps of Grief

Your loved one will slowly decline and be able to do less than before.  During these changes you will find yourself grieving, just as you will when death claims the patient.  Allow yourself to work through the grief process and seek counseling if needed.  I’ve listed the five stages of grief here: Shock and Denial—you don’t want to accept the decline or loss; possibly the change is so sudden you’re in shock Anger—you find yourself angry at the changes in…

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons from Starting Over

Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons from Starting Over

  I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve had to start over.   The reasons for this are varied, but include moving, divorce, starting a new job, returning to college, etc. With the new year here, we are all making new resolutions.   Often this includes losing weight.  Yet, two weeks later we’ve given up.   New resolutions are all part of starting over and learning new ways and techniques to improve ourselves. Starting over can be exciting when thinking…

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