Thoughts, ideas, musings and opinions on a variety of topics related to caregivers, caregiving, palliative care and pain management.

Take a Deep Breath and Reduce Stress

Caregiving is stressful As caregivers, we know we cannot simply outlast stressful situations, no matter how strong or healthy we think we are. Even low levels of stress, those constant small irritants, can affect your health and your ability to provide quality care to your loved one. Studies show that 40-70% of family caregivers suffer…
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Meditation for Caregivers

Meditation for the caregiver is a way of caring for the self, turning inward to access the highest good that resides in each of us and to tap into the love that permeates the universe. It touches the soul. Setting the Stage In just three to five minutes you can change the outlook on your…
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COMMUNICATION – Words Matter

If you attended one of the foundation’s past events, you may remember there was a fair amount of talking taking place: about art, our story, caregivers and palliative care. But over the past year, with everything that has been going on, you are forgiven if you’re a little fuzzy on some of the language and…
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The Communal Table

One of the best parts of the StewARTworks Foundation’s annual gallery event is enjoying a glass of prosecco or rose, along with a tasty snack or two while talking with all the wonderful people there to support the foundation and its mission. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to do that this year. Even though we…
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Creativity in the time of COVID

This year, I think everyone can agree, has been unusual – surreal actually. A tiny virus, COVID-19, shut down the world for months and even now, we find our daily lives unbalanced and skewed. Businesses have closed, homes have been turned into schools, offices, playgrounds and hospitals. Large gatherings are ill-advised and discouraged. Yet, with…
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An Eye Opening Way to Spend a Saturday

Comprehensive information on insurance, healthcare, workers' and caregivers' rights, plus much more.
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2018 — The Foundation’s Year in Review

The Foundation's first full year was filled with interactions that provided new ideas on how to support caregivers and ways to implement and turn what we learned into positive actions for the future.
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Mental & Emotional Wellness for Caregivers

Emotional, mental and physical health problems can affect caregivers as they are providing care for their loved ones.
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Caregivers

Who are the women and men who spend each day struggling to balance work and other commitments with caregiving? What does a caregiver look like?
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“Concert Singer”

An artistic commentary of Stewart Leavitt's "Concert Singer".
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