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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons Learned from Discouragement

Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons Learned from Discouragement

      There have been times when I wondered if anything was going my way. No matter how hard I tried or how much effort I put into the endeavor nothing seemed to work. This led to great disappointment and discouragement.  There were days when depression hit and I nothing could lift my mood. When discouraged, I have to remind myself that: This too shall pass God is preparing me for something better God has a better plan There…

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Creative Thursday: 9 Ways to Discover Your Creativity

Creative Thursday: 9 Ways to Discover Your Creativity

I’ve often had people tell me, “I’m just not creative.” Perhaps, that person isn’t a musician, dancer, artist or writer.  However, that person most likely still has some creative flair.  Often it’s just discovering what the passion is and taping into it. I’ve seen these same people become excited about designing a room, throwing a party, or working on various crafts.  All of these are creative outlets. So, how can you recognize your creative side? Passion—notice the things you are…

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Caregiving Monday–7 Ways to Help Senior Adults Deal with Loneliness

Caregiving Monday–7 Ways to Help Senior Adults Deal with Loneliness

Last week we discussed loneliness in senior adults.  This week I would like to explore suggestions on how to help senior adults deal with their loneliness. Visits—schedule regular visits with family, friends, church {or society/community} members, etc.   Ask friends to visit your senior adult on a regular visit, but remind them your loved one tire easily.  Ask them to not stay for more than an hour or two. If you have a large family nearby, maybe everyone could take a…

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Caregiving Monday: Loneliness in Senior Adults

Caregiving Monday: Loneliness in Senior Adults

One of the greatest complaints in senior adults is loneliness.   Particularly as they grow older, are limited in their abilities and/or stamina, become home bound and experience the loss of the majority of their friends.  I’ve heard GG*, Mrs. H, Mrs. B, Mrs. T, and Mrs. W {all women I worked for} all make these same statements. As family and friends it is important to understand the limitations the senior adults in our lives face and to be understanding to…

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