Step 2. 10 minutes a day to take care of yourself

  You are at your best as a caregiver when you are in great shape mentally and emotionally. This starts with taking care of yourself. My last post Step 1: How SAAD* are you? was a request to start by “checking in” on your emotional health. Physical problems such as headache, upset stomach and fatigue are sometimes the body’s way of expressing stress. Confusion […]

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Step 1. How SAAD* are you?

  Step 1 is finding out what causes stress and recognizing how that stressor affects you emotionally. Has stress increased for you during the COVID-19 Pandemic?  What is worse? Share your thoughts and I may be able to make some suggestions, that’s what I’m here for.  Please give me a specific example, for instance “As a caregiver, it is very stressful when…” Some people […]

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Don’t touch that!

  In one month, COVID-19 has changed our lives and normal behavior isn’t normal anymore. Please be extra careful. I recently noticed a woman at the grocery store who was practicing safe distancing and wearing a mask. She went up the escalator and used the escalator handrail as she went up. The handrail was wiped down frequently. But imagine if coronavirus had landed on […]

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To Mask or Not to Mask?

  The more you hear and read about masks, the more confusing it sounds. It has been confusing for a while. The most well-known doctor in the United States, Anthony Fauci, does not wear a mask when he stands next to the President. Meanwhile, on TV we see people in China all wearing masks. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is recommending […]

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