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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout when Caring for Your Spouse with Cancer

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout When Caring for Your Spouse with Cancer

Burnout. We hear the term all the time, but what does it mean exactly? Burnout is “a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.” If any part of that definition strikes home, you may be close to or already experiencing caregiver burnout.  My husband battled cancer for 5 years.Continue reading “How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout When Caring for Your Spouse with Cancer”

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Getting Off A Negative Train of Thought

Our brains can be like a busy train station and sometimes we find ourselves riding trains of thought that keeps us feeling worried and fearful. Learn how to get off that train, especially if you are a caregiver!

Feelings…

When our partner has cancer, we’re going to experience A LOT of emotions. Most of want to escape it all! But what are emotions really and where do they come from? Read on to learn the answer!

Space to Feel Your Emotions

There are a lot of emotions that come up when we have a partner with cancer. Sometimes, we are too busy to notice them. However, emotions need our attention and believe it or not, the quickest way out of an emotions is through it!

The 4 Habits You Need When Your Partner Has Cancer

When are partner gets cancer and we become an unexpected caregiver, a lot of our old habits don’t serve us any longer. We need new skills, new habits to face this new challenge in our life. Learn the 4 key habits to build your resilience when your partner has cancer.

Anger…!

It’s easy to get angry when trying to advocate for your partner with cancer. However, anger is not always useful. In this post learn how to release the anger and focus on something more constructive!

Getting To Know Your Anxiety

Anxiety is a common emotion for people who have a partner with cancer. Most of us let this emotion control us, or we try to push it away. However, when you learn to let it in and really understand your anxiety, then you’ll gain control over it.

Take Charge Of Your Emotions Instead Of Them Being In Charge Of You

Sometimes our emotions get the better of us. That can happen a lot when your partner has cancer. It doesn’t have to be that way when you understand what an emotion is, where it comes from, and how to handle it so you can be in charge instead of at the effect of your emotions.

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