Can You Hear Me Now?

My favorite uncle, who also happened to be a minister, was losing his hearing.  He was still preaching, giving great sermons, singing uplifting hymns and telling humorous stories.  At the end of the service, just before the closing prayer, he would ask the...

Give a Care to Self-Care

As a family caregiver, I understand that we need to take care of ourselves to be able to care for others.  There is a lot of talk about “self-care” in the world, but what does this really mean?  When I hear the word “self-care,” my mind often conjures up images of hot...

Look For The Magic

What does magic look like? Helping others often involves a lot of routine, and often drudgery.  When I use the term caregiver, I can get caught up in the idea that I am only giving care to others.  But what if I look at caregiving as a journey of exploration of my...