THE TOP 3 GOALS FOR CAREGIVERS TO LIVE BY IN 2018

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Time is flying, we entered a new year. Do you dare thinking about New Year’s resolutions or is your mind spinning with all the ‘must-do’s”, ‘can’t haves” and “there’s never time for _______ (fill in the blank) anyways”? Of course you love your mom and dad, of course you take care of them… but what about you? Who cares for you? I get it, when you care for your loved one your life may be turned upside down. You deal with things and situations you never believe would happen or become a part of your life… but they do. Nowadays … Read More

Caregiver Workshops: THE #1 RESOURCE FOR CAREGIVERS WHO CARE FOR THEIR PARENT(S)

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ARE YOU A BUSY PROFESSIONAL, JUGGLING HEALTH, CAREER AND FAMILY DEMANDS  WHILE CARING FOR YOUR PARENTS? AND WHO IS CARING FOR YOU? Sign up for the 3-hour Caregiver Workshop and let me help you: How to turn overwhelming emotions and confusion into Peace of Mind in 3 doable steps Discover key strategies and coping skills to transform guilt into gratitude & joy Explore up-to-date support systems & resources that help you care for your parent(s) the best way possible. Understand “your new normal”.  Get answers to your many questions on being a caregiver AND NOT GIVING UP the life you love! … Read More

Not sure if caregiving is on your radar? Get the scoop on Stage 1 of The Caregiving Years!

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As promised I’m diving deeper into the concept of The Caregiving Years and start right at the beginning:                                                       Stage I – The Expectant Caregiver. This is the stage where you tell your friends that your parents are healthy and independent and that you won’t be looking after them for a while. The “all is well” kinda thing. I hear this a lot and when they allow me to share some insights in person … Read More

Learn something important about caregiving today!

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Dear Caregiver, The chance is that you became (or are to become) a family caregiver by need, not by choice. Of course, you help. Do you know what to do? Are you wondering: “WHY ME”? Caring for a parent or elderly friend takes patience, insight, knowledge, time and lots of self-love. What if you felt heard and understood as a caregiver? What if you have someone at hand who helps you to find relief, resources and even relaxation? (Even though you might think that’s impossible…) You know, when you expected a child, all your family and friends overloaded you with good wishes, encouraging … Read More

Unique 2-part Caregiver Series – Nanaimo, B.C.

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE! More and more Canadians are struggling with the emotional and financial demands of caregiving. According to Statistics Canada, there are eight million Canadians currently providing care to dependent family members. If it takes a village to raise a child, it could take an army to care for an ageing loved one. We invite you to our unique 2-part Caregiver Series where you will discover tools, strategies and resources to support you on your caregiving journey. Nov. 19th – The Caregiving Years: Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey Supporting the caregiver with insights and a roadmap to navigate the emotional … Read More

I talk about this all the time, do you?

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Dear friend, Are you a caregiver? Supporting a friend or neighbour who is caring for a parent or elderly friend? Most of us will be a caregiver for a parent at some point in time. Local, or long distance. Or maybe you are helping to care for your grandmother. Maybe you don’t think about caregiving as your parents are healthy and independent (well, that’s what you think because they say so.) Are you taking your parents to a doctor’s appointment, help with groceries? Or already fully entrenched in caring for your parents? How is that affecting your own life and health? Who … Read More

Time to say “Hi Again” with a courageous move and spectacular journey!

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Hi! It certainly has been a while since I have connected with you but out of sight is not out of mind. To play catch-up here’s me in a nutshell. I was based in Toronto for almost 6 years, and over the past 2 years, I have dedicated my time to support and coach family caregivers who look after their parent(s). Last February I realized that I was not happy in the big city, despite the amazing friendships I made. I missed living in nature where it is peaceful, my creativity flows and breathing is easy. Nature and the sight … Read More

Oct. 13 Parksville, BC : The Caregiving Years, 6 Stages to a Meaningful Journey

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Throughout the caregiving journey, which can last from six months to more than 10 years, the role of family caregivers evolves–and so should the services and the support they receive. The Caregiving Years describes the path that family caregivers take—from Expectant Caregiver, to Freshman Caregiver, to Entrenched Caregiver, to Pragmatic Caregiver to Transitioning Caregiver to Godspeed Caregiver. Most important, the stages—and their related Stumbles and Steadies—provide a map for family caregivers (and their travel companions, health care professionals) to navigate successfully through the caregiving journey. You will gain insights on the caregiving stage that you are currently in and what … Read More

Health Talk: The Caregiving Years, 6 Stages to a Meaningful Journey

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Health Talk Outline: Throughout the caregiving journey, which can last from six months to more than 10 years, the role of family caregivers evolves–and so should the services and the support they receive. The Caregiving Years describes the path that family caregivers take—from Expectant Caregiver, to Freshman Caregiver, to Entrenched Caregiver, to Pragmatic Caregiver to Transitioning Caregiver to Godspeed Caregiver. Most important, the stages—and their related Stumbles and Steadies—provide a map for family caregivers (and their travel companions, health care professionals) to navigate successfully through the caregiving journey. A tip sheet will be provided for the participants. Presented by: Saskia … Read More

How can I help you as a Certified Caregiving Consultant?

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The Caregiving Years: Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey Throughout your caregiving journey, which can last from six months to more than 10 years, the role of family caregivers evolves–and so should the services and the support you receive.  The Caregiving Years describes the path that family caregivers take—from Expectant Caregiver, to Freshman Caregiver, to Entrenched Caregiver, to Pragmatic Caregiver to Transitioning Caregiver to Godspeed Caregiver. Most important, the stages—and their related Stumbles and Steadies—provide a map for family caregivers (and their travel companions, health care professionals) to navigate successfully through the caregiving journey. As a Certified Caregiving Consultant & Educator … Read More

All About Women Show – Toronto, April 13-15

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The All About Women Show features three fun-filled days of shopping, learning, and exploring with over 220 fabulous exhibitors carrying the latest products and services tailored to women of all ages. For one special weekend only, explore a women’s world brought together all under one roof, discover local hidden gems and connect with popular brands.we would love to learn more about you, the caregiver. Stop by our booth, say hi and enter the draw to win fabulous prizes! We would love to meet you. Saskia Jennings will be speaking on Caregiver Self-care on the LifeStyle Stage, daily. Check the schedule … Read More