The Things that Make You Go “Thrive”

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”  -Lao Tzu Why do I love the word “thrive”?  I define myself by this term often and every step I take in life is encapsulated byContinue reading “The Things that Make You Go “Thrive””

Moving from Fear to Fierce

“The fear of facing your fears is harder to overcome than the fear itself.”  Recently, I have been pondering the origination of fear, in general and specifically to me. Have you ever examined your life and wondered how you survived some of the most traumatic challenging events?  I try not to look back too oftenContinue reading “Moving from Fear to Fierce”

Pain Recycled, A Wellness Approach

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials the would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products.  When we think of the term or the action of recycling, we usually are thinking of plastic bottles, metal objects, cardboard materials and so on.  However, in light of May being MentalContinue reading “Pain Recycled, A Wellness Approach”

From Passion to Prevention to Purpose

Cycling as always been a great outlet for me and my Passion.  I started my cycling journey in college, when I was double majoring in Sociology and Art and also working full time to put myself through school.  I remember thinking about the perfect outlet to release the stress and sustain my love for theContinue reading “From Passion to Prevention to Purpose”

Three Health and Wellness Strategies for a Traveling Caregiver

If you are a caregiver and have been told a million times to carve out time for yourself, get some respite and seek help, send me a virtual fist bump and try not to bang your head on a very hard surface.  For me, just that I can schedule in a daily shower is aContinue reading “Three Health and Wellness Strategies for a Traveling Caregiver”

The Caregiver Community: Healing or Hurting You?

I set my alarm this morning for 4:30am. in order to write this blog about the concept of community. I have been pondering my current “tribe”; the people around me providing support, encouragement, laughter and love.  It is my special community that has evolved around me that has sustained me as my mother’s caregiver. It hasContinue reading “The Caregiver Community: Healing or Hurting You?”

The Caregiver Rollercoaster

This past month has been a truly busy and life-altering time with my mom getting ill.  The doctor appointments, prescriptions, grocery store runs, late night wake-ups and coordination of all her services, had me spiraling like the “SooperDooperLooper.”  Yes, for those of you who know what this is (an old-school rollercoaster at Hershey Park), youContinue reading “The Caregiver Rollercoaster”

The below is a great link to read about more stories on caregiving from the voices of the caregivers themselves.  Please check out Beingpatient.com for more information on the latest Alzheimer’s research from around the world. Being Patient Voices    

How to be Wonder Woman in the Face of Adversity

Last night my family and I celebrated my mothers 67th. birthday.   In keeping with the theme of resilience and strength, we took her to see “Wonder Woman.” Wonder Woman is a leader in the fight of justice.  She searches for peace, uses her lasso of truth as a weapon and deflects evil through theContinue reading “How to be Wonder Woman in the Face of Adversity”