Expressing gratitude is all about us. Read this post to learn 5 great benefits of cultivating gratitude and how to make it work in real life!
You don’t have to stay stuck in the shadow of cancer. Learn the three steps I teach my clients on how to build their emotional resiliency and feel better even when their partner has cancer.
When cancer enters our life, all of a sudden all of our plans are thrown out the window. We enter this world of permanent uncertainty. We can’t even make new plans. That would mean we know how our husband would be doing in 3 weeks. We don’t even know how he’ll be doing in 3Continue reading “How To Handle An Unknown Future”
Listening and being listened to. What a wonderful gift. As a care giver we can get so immersed in the doing of all the things that it may be easy to overlook one simple way of giving support. Just listen. Or, perhaps it is you who need to be listed to. How many family membersContinue reading “Just Listen”
Never Ending Role of the Care Giver It is so easy to get caught up in care giving. We get so focused on the needs of everyone else, we loose sight of the care we need to take for ourselves. This might look like not taking the time to do your hair, or exercise, orContinue reading “Placing Boundaries Out Of Love”
Fear Once Served Us Fear is a very unpleasant emotion. Back in caveman times it kept us alive. Now, it just paralyzes us when we need to move forward most. When we make decisions and take actions from a place of fear, it usually feels terrible. Our actions may be frazzled or hurried, our decisionsContinue reading “All We Have To Fear Is Fear, Itself”
Life now as a cancer caregiver… Is full of doctor appointments and medications… Helping your partner cope with terrible nausea… Scans and changing treatment schedules… You’ve stopped planning family trips and don’t even think much about the holidays except to wish you could enjoy them worry free like those around you. Everything in your lifeContinue reading “Resisting Your Life”
Fighting cancer is such a long road. As the caregiver, it requires a stamina we are rarely prepared for. There are so many ups and downs. One week your husband is doing fine and feeling better, the next week something comes up and you are back in the hospital getting more tests and more drugs.Continue reading “I Don’t Want To Do This Anymore”
Cancer Changes Our Relationship When we become the primary caregiver for our husband, it changes our relationship with him. What started out as a partnership with give and take become one sided. It often feels like we do all the giving and they do all the taking. It’s not their fault. They are just noContinue reading “What Relationship?”
How to make decisions regarding our husband’s cancer treatment when there are no good options before us. As a cancer caregiver, you are constantly faced with decisions. This is just one of the many hats you wear. Having to always make decisions about what to do next can be exhausting. You probably feel tremendous pressureContinue reading “No Good Options”