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One Meter, Stitch, Sandwich, Word, Compassion … at a Time

Like many people, I have spent a good deal of life setting goals. Some  have been easily achieved and others, despite high expectations have fallen by the wayside. Perfectionist all or nothing thinking, has often led to my biggest setbacks … Continue reading

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Erging My Way Back to Life

It is clearly January, and as many of you know that means the Concept2 January World Virtual Rowing Challenge is underway. This is my fourth year erging for Ariel Toy, under the watchful eye of our Team Captain Bob Reichart. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation on the Road to Eternal Rest

In last weeks post, I began to wrestle with coming to terms with the degree of presence required to attend fully to mom’s departure. I was pretty sure I got the lesson about breathing and staying in the moment with … Continue reading

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Caregiver Breathing

As so many of you are all too aware, caregiver breathing is different from all other types of respiration. Often, we find ourselves in a holding pattern while checking on, or listening to, the breathing of our charges regardless of … Continue reading

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A Walkabout the Four Directions

Though not a walkabout in the traditional sense, caring for mom, is a spiritual journey. Far from the work, life, and homes in Canada, CT, and the South Bronx, despite new and re-connected friends, this path is most often traveled in … Continue reading

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Resiliency and the Art of Failure – Part Two

This week, the warm weather sent Mom and I out into our neighborhood to try out her new wheelchair. On the second hill of the first day, mom was on one of her repeating loops in response to the sound … Continue reading

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A Caregiver’s Path to Spring

Yes folks, the rumors ARE true. Vernon’s dogged determination over the entire two years I have been here, has finally paid off. The application process for licensure (Mass LICSW) has begun in earnest. It wasn’t that I didn’t think it was … Continue reading

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