THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Truth About Toxic Friends vs Good Friends

Telling the difference between good friends and toxic friends is especially important for caregivers.  Caregivers simply don’t have the dual luxuries of boundless time and energy to invest in friendships that are not reciprocal.  So, here’s a quick guide to recognising good friends and toxic friends.TOXIC FRIENDSFor caregivers, there are two common types of toxic ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Truth About Toxic Friends vs Good Friends

Telling the difference between good friends and toxic friends is especially important for caregivers.  Caregivers simply don’t have the dual luxuries of boundless time and energy to invest in friendships that are not reciprocal.  So, here’s a quick guide to recognising good friends and toxic friends.TOXIC FRIENDSFor caregivers, there are two common types of toxic ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: What Goes Around, Comes Around in Caring

Hello December Blog Party Readers and Welcome to The Caregivers’ Living Room.  I am a caregiver, an author and a caregiving consultant.  Feel free to look around my site and visit often! What Goes Around, Comes Around in Caring A mother arrives home from the hospital, newborn baby boy in her arms.  Family and friends ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Good Friends vs Toxic Friends

Telling the difference between good friends and toxic friends is especially important for caregivers.  Caregivers simply don’t have the dual luxuries of boundless time and energy to invest in friendships that are not reciprocal.  So, here’s a quick guide to recognising good friends and toxic friends. TOXIC FRIENDS For caregivers, there are two common types ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Concept for Giving Back to Caregivers

There have been times around the holiday season of giving when I have thought, “I give to others every day.  Will anyone give to me?  If they do, what do I need or want?”  I wasn’t thinking of a sweater or a new pair or socks – I was thinking of care.  I was daydreaming ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Fairness in Policymaking for Family Caregivers – Part 2

Continued…. this is Part 2 of a reflection on fairness in policymaking for family caregivers.    So, what are the roles of families and governments in supporting society’s most vulnerable citizens?  What kinds of policies can facilitate true partnership between governments and families who seek to care for someone needing help?  One such policy is ...