Author Archives: Cultivated Caregiver

It Was Just A Little Heart Attack

Last Friday, 2/3,  I stumbled upon a National Go Red Day event at Macy’s Herald Square. I  was glad that I got to participate because it made me realize how we often neglect taking care of ourselves because we are … Continue reading

Posted in Health and Wellness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! What are you doing today? Are you going to take part in the festivities centered on camaraderie and the sport? Before you do indulge for the day, take some time to reflect on the past week. … Continue reading

Posted in Caregiver's Coaching Corner, Feeding the spirit, Inspiration, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Achieving a Level of Acceptance

It can be tough to sit back and watch your loved one’s health deteriorate. On a daily basis you watch their struggles and observe how the strong person that used to take care of you now needs you to take … Continue reading

Posted in Feeding the spirit, Inspiration, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dealing with Stress

Here are some strategies to deal with stress:  Identify what is causing you stress: What is the source? Try to pinpoint what is bothering you. Recognize what you can change: Change what you can if you can identify a solution.  … Continue reading

Posted in Feeding the spirit, Health and Wellness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Are you stressed?

First things first.. what is stress? It is the body’s response to the demands that are made on it. Chemicals are released into the blood when the body reacts to what is going on around them that is stressful. We … Continue reading

Posted in Feeding the spirit, Health and Wellness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A State of Consciousness

Are you conscious of the life that you are living now? I was watching Oprah’s Life Class and she featured a show that reflected on being “present in your life”. It first aired in 2008. There was a woman named … Continue reading

Posted in Feeding the spirit, Health and Wellness, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Shrinking Senior

Why do seniors, as they age, seem to all of a sudden they feel like they have no power? It seems like their confidence is gone. It is something that seems to irritate me because I am watching someone, who … Continue reading

Posted in Health and Wellness | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

To correct or not to correct?

When dealing with home health aides don’t be afraid to give effective feedback. We all can benefit from constructive direction. However, I believe how that direction is delivered affects how it will be received and the eventual outcome. When you … Continue reading

Posted in Dealing with Home Health Aides | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Different Types of Aides

I’ve had experience dealing with a variety of aides over the past couple of years. I now realize that common sense is not so common and it’s something that I’ve taken for granted.   I find that people have been exposed … Continue reading

Posted in Dealing with Home Health Aides | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Developing Resilience

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” – George S. Patton Have you ever felt that your life is not your own? Are you constantly doing or … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments