THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Drawing Personal Boundaries in Caregiving

There’s a ton of messaging out there for caregivers that sounds like this: Make time for yourself! Plan respite! When it’s all too much, just say no! Doesn’t it all sound so easy? And if we feel exhausted and happen to mention that to friends or family, those messages echo around in the conversation berating ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Drawing Personal Boundaries in Caregiving

There’s a ton of messaging out there for caregivers that sounds like this: Make time for yourself! Plan respite! When it’s all too much, just say no! Doesn’t it all sound so easy? And if we feel exhausted and happen to mention that to friends or family, those messages echo around in the conversation berating ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Idea of Personal Choice – A Tough One for Caregivers

The idea of personal choice is not something that we think of every day, but it’s a little like fresh air – try  living without it.  As the needs of a loved one escalate, opportunities for caregivers to exercise personal choice diminish.  Of course, the effects of disability or aging negatively affect peoples’ ability to ...

calgaryliberal.com: Crybaby Liberals, Part 2

The previous blog post was seen as a might bit unfair by a couple of folks on twitter. Particularly in my thought that Ms. Murray and Coyne were so off base that their position was quite farcical. Let me explain in more depth the problems with their position. Firstly, they’ve warped the idea of the ...