Everyday Caring involves inventing ‘stuff’ needed as you adapt to lifestyle changes and personal development. Here are my Everyday Caring top tips for discrete lifestyle designs. All you need is velcro and lots of it!
Technology has advanced since Emily’s accident in 2012 with social media sites growing so popular that it is difficult to keep up with all the Instagram, Facebook and Twitter ‘feeds’. While advocating for resources online I now have to be mindful in regard to the volume and validity of information. Here’s my Everyday Caring update…..
I met my cycling group this weekend which included a member returning from an injury. She complimented us all on our robust good health. What happened next astonished me!
After Emily’s accident I had to focus on my unexpected role as an informal carer but what’s the motivation to persevere and why advocate?
The images of London’s Westminster Bridge after the carnage wrought by a terrorist shocked me as did the images from Berlin (Dec 2016) and Cannes (July 2016). These news reports instantly take me back to when I got a call from a surgeon asking for permission to undertake surgery on my daughter, Emily, after a traumatic event. Shocking news but we coped……
I was invited onto the ABC 702 Drive Show to talk to Chris Bath about my caring role. Our conversation highlighted the role of carers on International Women’s Day as 70% of primary carers in Australia are women. Have a listen to our discussion.
Self care can be 5 minutes with a cup of tea or a date with the hairdresser either way we need to spend a moment on ourselves to ensure we are robust and healthy to meet the demands of our varied roles. Go on – put your feet up!
Let’s talk self care…
Western Nurse – November-December issue – A New Start.
How did the fridge know that we had 10 people for the holidays and, in a petulant response, died? The dishwasher saw the fridge expire and joined in – dying in a puddle of leaking suds. Merry Christmas!
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