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This Can Happen is the largest gathering of companies across the world, coming together to tackle workplace mental health. A host of original, fresh and influential speakers will share insights and solutions at the biggest online mental health event on November 23-25, 2020. Alongside esteemed industry leaders, I’m thrilled to facilitate the panel discussion- Caught in the Middle, the Pressures of...

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Gina Farrar, Creator and Host of the Feminine Roadmap Podcast to discuss the emotional and psychological impacts of caregiving. People who know me, or even those who have read my story, know that I’m brutally honest when it comes to caregiving. There’s no sugar coating an experience that brings out our best...

As Mother’s Day approaches, images of how best to treat and thank Mom spring to mind. Beautiful bouquets, buffet brunches, and perfume gift sets top the list. But what if all Mom really wants is to know that her children not only treasure her, but each other? Clearly, the title of this article is an uncomfortable sentiment. Whether you’re on the...

These are actual quotes from actual family caregivers in response to the prompt— I never thought…   “I never thought I would care so deeply, or be so passionate, or be so tired!” L “I never thought that, rather than struggle to overcome my basically selfish nature, I’d find myself missing it. Because I do! That part of me that actually puts...

According to the Pantone Color Institute, Ultra Violet is the color of the year 2018. In common terms, it’s a super bright purple. It just so happens that caregiver awareness and appreciation is represented by the color purple. The color also represents, Alzheimer's Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Animal Abuse, Cancer Survivors, Chiari Malformation, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence,...

I suppose I walked right into that one. You can’t post a “Top 10 Things Not to Say” blog, without expecting a few friendly emails asking, “Well, what can or should I say?” Actually, I loved being asked because it shows how many people care! In reality, family caregivers often find that their superficial compadres scatter or drift away. I suspect...

Working professionals who have intergenerational responsibilities, (aka- the pull of sandwich generation child and elder care) would love if friends and colleagues understood how some comments sound, well, pardon me for saying— insensitive. So, this is for you - Employers, Managers and well intentioned colleagues. I thought you might find it helpful to have generalized insight to some of the common...