As a child, I used to look forward to the holidays with delight and anticipation. I loved decorating the tree, making cookies with my Mom, and opening presents. It was a carefree time when school was out and sweets were plenty! As an adult, I looked forward to the holidays for different reasons. It wasContinue reading “3 Tips for Coping with Cancer During the Holidays”
When my husband was first diagnosed with cancer, my child was five. At the time, I barely understood what was happening and had to figure out a way to explain it to my child! I knew he picked up on the stress we were all feeling, and I wanted to make sure he understood. SoContinue reading “9 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Their Parent’s Cancer”
Your partner’s cancer impacts you and the rest of your family. Because of this, you’ll likely be faced with updating family members, dealing with everyone’s questions, and hearing opinions and offers to help. It can be a blessing. But it can also be an added source of stress if you have to deal with difficultContinue reading “How Cancer Affects Families & 5 Ways to Deal with Difficult Family Members in Healthcare”
Your partner has cancer, and now your life feels totally out of control. Gone are all the plans you had for the future. Now, it’s hard to know what to expect from one day to the next. It can feel like riding a roller coaster you never wanted to get on in the first place! Continue reading “6 Tips for Finding Balance When Your Partner Has Cancer and Life Feels Out of Control”
Caregivers! I am excited to introduce my new Caregiver Tip videos! Each video is short, between 5-10 minutes, and designed to give you a quick tip or insight that you can incorporate right away. Check out this week’s Caregiver Tip video entitled All or Nothing Thinking. If you enjoy and get a lot of valueContinue reading “Introducing Caregiver Tip Videos!”
Your partner has cancer and you realize you need some support too. Who do you see, a therapist or a coach? This post talks about the similarities and differences between the two and how to choose what’s right for you.
When you have a partner with cancer it’s hard to see outside of yourself. But there are things you might be doing that are making your life more difficult. This post shares the 3 most common mistakes caregivers make, why they are a problem and what you can do about them.