It is my pleasure to host this guest post today on the important topic of how to help our loved ones with Alzheimer’s cope withContinue reading
I’m feeling some anticipatory trauma, if there is such a thing, as we approach the tenth anniversary of the mishap which would, soon thereafter, takeContinue reading
Originally posted on My journey with AIDS…and more!: There is tragic irony with the news that Canada has suffered our greatest single-day loss of troopsContinue reading
“A Christian who happens to be a lesbian”, Susan Mabey’s is a name which has been more than incidental in the long struggle for LGBTContinue reading
The blank page stares up at me, “World AIDS Day 2016”. That will be Thursday. It’s not like it used to be when life wasContinue reading
Patience. We learn it the hard way in caregiving. In this break-neck-speed society, caregivers are like student drivers, always trying to put our foot onContinue reading
Facebook, with its at-best superficial ways of linking me to my world, has taken me away from greater reflection possible in this blog so…I’m backContinue reading
Join me this Wednesday evening the 29th at 7pm EST for a FREE WEBINAR at The Caregiver Network – details below.Managing Emotions When The Going Gets ToughJune 29, 2016 @ 7:00-8:30 pm (EST)REGISTER HERE+ Google Calendar + iCal ExportThis sessi…Continue reading
Join me this Wednesday evening the 29th at 7pm EST for a FREE WEBINAR at The Caregiver Network – details below.
Managing Emotions When The Going Gets Tough
This session is intended for Caregivers
Donna Thomson cares for her adult son with severe disabilities and for her Mom who is still feisty at 93. She’s the author of The Four Walls of My Freedom: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving (The House of Anansi Press, 2014) and blogs regularly at The Caregivers’ Living Room (www.donnathomson.com). Donna is the Caregiving Advisor for Tyze Personal Networks, a free online tool designed to help caregivers coordinate a network of support.
Julie’s career path changed and evolved after becoming a mother herself to Meredith, in December 2003. While no longer a practicing birth doula, Julie is active in the death midwifery movement and now offers care to those at the end of life. She welcomed a new opportunity in 2012 when she became a licensed marriage officiant for the province of Ontario, and expanded her services after graduating as a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® in early 2013 from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute with a focus on end-of-life and funeral celebrations. An avid writer, Julie began work on her first book, an extension of her essay, What I Would Tell You, in 2011. Her book was published and released to the world in May 2015 and has been very well received by not only parents and the professionals who work with families like hers but also by anyone who has found themselves in a caregiving role.
I am reminded of December 6, 1989 at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique. I am reminded of February 5, 1981 – Toronto’s bath house raids, the catalyst for my coming out. I am reminded of stolen innocence as a child at the hands of a strang…Continue reading
Yesterday I was listening to an artist on the radio. I was in the car and I was travelling only a short distance, so I don’t even know who this artist is or what they produced, but I was captured by this, “I wanted to explore grief and how we eit…Continue reading
Priya Soni is a new friend and fellow caregiver. Like me, Priya has a background in theatre as well as a natural love for storytelling. Like me, she seeks meaning in her caregiving experience and wants to help others do the same. I encourage you …Continue reading
Recently I had the immense pleasure of reading every poignant and fascinating word in a literary magazine called The Sun. The January, 2016 edition is on the subject of care. I highly recommend this magazine (and particularly this edition) to car…Continue reading
David Suzuki suggests that the discourse on global warming should recognized the “intense feelings” and “grief” caused by climate change. He says: “Today’s social and environmental leaders need to understand the psychological implications of a world …Continue reading
KarolinaJonderko is a Polish photographer who nursed her beloved mother throughout a frightful journey to end with cancer. After her mother died, Jonderko realized thatContinue reading
Eleanor Silverberg understands grief. She is a child of holocaust survivors who often witnessed her mother silently weeping. An unspoken sorrow infused the Silverberg familyContinue reading
November is National Family Caregiver Month. Here in the Caregivers’ Living Room, we are celebrating by publishing your stories. If you have a story toContinue reading
From my friend Betty Ann on her Facebook page: “This article deeply moved me…as I suspect it will for any of you who have beenContinue reading