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!
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!
Highly personal, honest, compelling and readable, Suddenly an Everyday Carer will make you laugh and cry but it’s also a valuable tool and resource full of down-to-earth practical advice and links for anyone living through a trauma.
During a particularly long wait at Royal North Shore Hospital I exhausted all the current gossip magazines so was excited to read the Tasmanian Salmon Cookery Book. It was a delight which I wanted to share with you as quick salmon recipes – ideal for busy carers/people and relatively inexpensive for all the nutritional benefits.
There are two ways to be supported as a carer – supported by resources and professionals and socially supported by natural camaraderie and friendship. Here are my tips for building a supportive network.
Caregiving challenges alter during the day, week, month and years. Caregiving is primarily organised to address the needs of a supported individual interfaced with work, family and life. Caregiving is unique but one thing all carers experience is stress and little time for themselves. Here are some tips on how to reduce stress in caregiving and ensure some time for self-care.