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Caregiver support, sharing information and help when caring for someone suffering a life crisis - grief, illness, loss, relationship, death, old age, etc.

Wisdom of the Wounded Wisdom of the Wounded

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Caregiver support, sharing information and help when caring for someone suffering a life crisis - grief, illness, loss, relationship, death, old age, etc.

    A Porcupine’s Lesson in Caregiving

    A Porcupine’s Lesson in Caregiving

    What can a porcupine teach us about caregiving? In Martin Bell’s book, The Way of the Wolf, he tells the story about a porcupine who was a misfit in society and had no friends: One day, the porcupine stumbled upon a raccoon who had been shot and was near death. The porcupine remained with the raccoon and heard […]

    • 1 min
    And a Child Shall Lead Us

    And a Child Shall Lead Us

    One summer day on my way home, I passed a lemonade stand, giving it a quick glimpse and a smile thinking “Ah, cute young girls and their little lemonade stands.”   However, later that day when I passed the lemonade stand again, I noticed a sign saying, “Emerson the Brave.” I was curious, so, I stopped, […]

    • 1 min
    Tears are Good for the Suffering and Caregivers Too

    Tears are Good for the Suffering and Caregivers Too

    Did you know that crying is great for you? Well, I didn’t know that either, but at a caregiving workshop, a nurse told us, “Tears are good for your health.” So, I went home, and I looked it up on Google and found more than 13 reasons that it’s okay to have a good cry. […]

    • 1 min
    Beyond Platitudes: How to Offer Genuine Comfort to the Suffering

    Beyond Platitudes: How to Offer Genuine Comfort to the Suffering

    Did you know that the word “comfort” is derived from a Greek word that means “to come alongside and encourage?” God says, “Go comfort my People” and asks us to walk alongside someone during their times of pain. It’s a profound reminder that true comfort goes beyond mere words. But that’s not always easy, is […]

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    When to Avoid Saying “I Understand”

    When to Avoid Saying “I Understand”

    Dr. Rachel Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, wrote, “When people are talking . . . listen to what they’re saying.  Care about it. Don’t interrupt.” I clearly remember a situation when I was sharing my distress over my mother’s stroke with a friend. My friend asked, “How are you doing?” And I started to […]

    • 1 min
    Remembering to Reach Out: Tips for Keeping Others in Mind

    Remembering to Reach Out: Tips for Keeping Others in Mind

    I did it again! I just hate it when I forget to do important things. This time I forgot to call my niece on her birthday. She had been feeling alone lately, so it was especially important that I connect with her. But the day came and went, and I just forgot. Do you forget […]

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