Are you finding joy in your Alzheimer's or dementia journey? I think there's a misconception that finding joy in your journey means that you will have an overall joyful journey. That's definitely not the case. During my 10-year Alzheimer's journey, I learned that it was possible to find joy in small ways throughout my days … Continue reading Ep 25: Finding Joy in Your Alzheimer’s Journey
What if everything you own just burned down tomorrow? What would really matter to you? What would you miss the most? Have you ever stopped to think about it? We get so caught up in the daily grind that we often forget what really matters the most. My neighbor's house recently burned down and it … Continue reading Ep 24: What If It All Burned Down Tomorrow?
Have you ever looked back on your life and thought about the different seasons you have been through? Some were probably harder than others, and some were probably easier. You may also notice that you were capable of doing a lot more during the easier seasons of your life than you were during the difficult … Continue reading Ep 23: Having Different Expectations for Different Seasons of Your Life
Has someone ever told you that you've changed a lot and you could tell they meant it in a negative way? Sometimes I think we have a tendency to view change as a bad thing, but in reality, people are constantly growing and evolving as they go through life. That's the way it should be! … Continue reading Ep 22: Giving Yourself Permission to Grow, Evolve, and Change Your Mind
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