Monday, May 16, 2016

Caregiving and Time for Self

  • One reality is that we can't stretch a 24-hour day.
  • A second reality is that--and we all know this, but easier said than done, those entrusted with caregiving must take care of themselves.
  • A third reality: it's hard not to push ourselves....just this one time or just a little bit more...but it's not good for us if it must continue over an extended period.
  • And the last reality--at least for me--is that my time for keeping up with my blog remains in short supply for the time being.
Having set mental markers in my head to warn me of when my ability to remain helpful to anyone, even myself, is at risk--I have asked for help several times since my husband's surgery to replace his aorta and mitral valves on February 4. 

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Aging Mothers: "Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond"--Jane Brody's 4/26/16 Column is Timely for Mother's Day and for Us

With Mother's Day just a week away, the Well column in Tuesday's NY Times, Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond, is timely and worthwhile....

Reading Jane Brody's Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond gives us insights into mothers and grandmothers--and even ourselves; and for creative adult children, it could spark ideas for Mother's Day gifts.

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