Have you ever been stuck in a funk or a rut that you just couldn't get yourself out of? I am currently in a funk and struggling to get myself back on track. I know the things I need to be doing, but I am not doing them. I am getting in my own way! … Continue reading Ep 21: How Do You Get Out of a Funk?
When I look back at pictures of myself during my mom's Alzheimer's journey, I have so much compassion for myself for what I was going through at the time. But at the time, I was constantly beating myself up for not doing enough or not being good enough. Time and experience have taught me that … Continue reading Ep 20: Can You Have More Compassion For Yourself Now?
If last week's episode about losing yourself resonated with you, then you are going to love this week's episode about finding yourself. I believe the first step is to recognize that you are feeling lost and to understand how you got there. If you have not yet listened to last week's episode, go back and … Continue reading Ep 19: This Is How You Find Yourself
"I feel so lost. I don't even know who I am anymore." Have you ever said or thought these words to yourself? I know I have. I lost myself to my mom's Alzheimer's journey. As someone who has been through it myself, I know how easy it is to lose yourself when a loved one … Continue reading Ep 18: This Is How You Lose Yourself
Do you consider yourself to be an impatient person? I hear from people all the time who say they struggle with having patience and wish they could become more patient. The good news is that patience is something you can practice and build over time. I used to consider myself to be a very impatient … Continue reading Ep 17: How to Become a More Patient Person
How many times have you thought to yourself, "I wish she would help out more," or "I wish he cared about this as much as I do"? These thoughts and feelings are so common and understandable when you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. As much as you want someone to feel or … Continue reading Ep 16: You Cannot Control Someone Else’s Emotions or Behavior
I got really into personal development after my mom died. I felt lost and confused. I had no idea who I was or what I wanted. For ten years, I had put everything off until “after,” but once I was in the “after,” all I could think to myself was “now what.” So I started … Continue reading Can You Change Your Way of Thinking?
As you probably already know, there can be a lot more bad days than good when someone you love has Alzheimer's or dementia. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely avoid having bad days or bad visits with your loved one. They are just a part of this difficult journey. One bad day doesn't have … Continue reading Ep 15: How to Recover From a Bad Day or Visit With Your Loved One
Whether you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, or you are trying to rebuild your life on the other side of this journey, you need all the energy you can get. That's why it's important to identify things that might be stealing your energy without you even realizing it. Once you … Continue reading Ep 14: 4 Sneaky Things That Are Stealing Your Energy
People often ask me how I came to accept my mom's Alzheimer's diagnosis and how I was able to change my perspective surrounding it. It took me years to accept what was happening to my mom and to change my perspective. But eventually, I was able to go from having to leave the room to … Continue reading Ep 13: Change Your Alzheimer’s Journey with Acceptance and Perspective