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Beethoven and Caregiving


Today’s caregiving advice comes from Beethoven: Beethoven was not known for his social grace.  Because of his deafness, he found conversation difficult and humiliating.  However, when he heard of the death of a friend’s son, Beethoven hurried to the house, overcome with grief.  He had no words of comfort to offer but he saw a […]

Are You Too Busy To See?


“Mam, do you need help?” Running late as usual, because I always have a hundred things on my plate, I noticed my gas tank was low. Frustrated, I pulled up to the gas pump, grabbed my credit card, jumped out of the car, swiped my card, and started filling the gas tank. How much gas […]

2 Are Better Than 1 – A Father’s Day Project


As the saying goes, two are better than one. Remember this adage if you are an adult who wants to find a way to honor or please your dad this year! A great Father’s Day gesture is to offer to help him with a project.  As Emily Dockery says, “Whether it’s a project he’s been […]

Caring For Someone Who Is Suicidal


If you spot the warning signs of suicide in someone you care about, you may wonder if it’s a good idea to say anything.  What if you’re wrong?  What if the person gets angry?  In such situations, it’s natural to feel uncomfortable or afraid. However, anyone who talks about suicide or shows other warning signs […]