Labyrinths of Love

“Be careful – watch for the others walking the labyrinth!” cautioned the mom of two preschoolers scampering across the labyrinth paths. It was a very large classic 7 circuit labyrinth  and the boys had been careful thus far. Truly I was enjoying their energy as they collected and arranged the fallen flowers found on the …

Substitute caregivers: respite when family caregivers need a break

Calm and centered caregiver series      Family caregivers, do you need someone to substitute for you? If you take care of a loved one who cannot care for themselves, ‘respite’ is the official name for help so you can take a break.  Even if you find caregiving to be a blessing, research indicates family …

Respite relief from compassion fatigue

Calm and centered caregiver series      Family caregivers, do you need a break? Your dedication to your loved one is amazing, and caregiving is rewarding. But perhaps you are feeling restless, irritable, oversensitive, anxious, angry, or resentful. Or are you experiencing headaches, digestive problems like diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, sleep disturbances, or even cardiac …