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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.

    Multiple Choice Caregiving

    Multiple Choice Caregiving

    My neighbor Debbie was ill, and I wanted to care for her, but I didn’t know what to do.  It would be so helpful if individuals would just tell me how to help them. But that isn’t always practical, because when someone is ill, it can be difficult for them to make decisions.  What should […]

    • 1 min
    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

    Editor’s note: on July 18, 2024, Emerson’s family posted on their public Facebook page that Emerson succumbed to her cancer and posted this link to her obituary. 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 1 min
    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 […]

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