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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Self-Care: The Mechanics of Breathing

Breathing provides us with the most important thing we need to live: oxygen. But as we age, we fall into bad habits; we do not breathe in the most optimal or ideal way. And when stressed, it can feel as if we forget to breathe altogether. Exploring the mechanics of breathing will help us understand…
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Self-Care: Mental Health and Well-Being Online Resources

For Immediate Help National Suicide Prevent Lifeline – 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY – 1 (800) 799-4889 Crisis Text Line – Text “help” to 741741 to communicate with a counselor Dial 911 The Veterans Crisis Line: 1 (800) 273-8255, press 1 Text: 8383255 Confidential…
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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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Self-Care: Mental Health and Well-Being Glossary

anticipatory grief – The grief or mourning that occurs when a death or great loss is expected. anxiety – A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning. awareness – Knowledge and understanding that something is happening or…
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