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!
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……
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.
Carers are unpaid family members or friends, any age, any background who assist another person in some way, not necessarily frequently or regarding anything medical. In this post I ask who supports these informal carers? Carer support groups or friends or both…?
Address the day, just the day in front of you. Be optimistic after SCI even if logic defies it.
Emily and I chose an unknown path recently …….
Quick and delicious meals are imperative but how do I plan as a busy mother/carer? Wherever you are in the world when the clock hits 4pm there is a collective intake of breath, eyes roll skyward, as everyone considers “What’s for dinner?” Continue reading
I don’t know any celebrities but if I had the opportunity I’d hang out with Chris Bath. Chris facilitated the plenary discussion at the CarersNSW Conference where I was invited as a carer representative. A natural gem, who better than Chris to aid the panelists deliver their stories and ideas to an audience of professionals, service providers and the extended care community.