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Wellness for Caregivers

 

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Reliable people are comforting because they don’t overpromise, but instead offer what they can realistically, truly deliver.

The Language of Commitment
What Being There Really Means

by Val Walker, MS

In times of illness, we of­ten need to depend on the help of others, and rely on them to follow through. But when someone backs out at the last minute or breaks a promise, even for understand­able reasons, we are left worried, stranded, or vulnerable.

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Tools for Coping with Stress

by William Penzer, PhD

Let me be blunt. I am seventy-three-and-a-half years old. In 2005, when my 31-year-old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, I came undone. I was flooded with stress and anxiety for the better part of a year. The aftershocks lasted a couple more. And I am a skilled psychologist who is used to helping people through difficult journeys. It was undeniably the very worst experi­ence of my life.

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Tick Tock

Every hour, on the hour, a cacoph­ony of chimes swells throughout our three-level home. A grand- father clock in the living room chimes Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The golden face of a Rhythm clock gracefully opens up as it fills the dining room with the melody of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

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