This is how you dress to attend a “Chicken Wedding” – I not kidding . . . you can’t make this shit up! The story will be in my book. I know I’m not the only out here from a family that – Let me say – put the “D” is dysfunctional. With that said, Mom and I had a roller-coaster of a relationship during the time WE both were growing up.
The one thing that I am so Thankful and Blessed for: is we never gave up on each other. We got pissed off at each other, we yelled at each other, we walked out on each other, gave each other the silent treatment. But, through all those times we never gave up on each other.
And I am so damn happy we didn’t. Once I got into adulthood, I was growing up and Bev was growing up right along with me. I am now left with the best memories of the times we laughed so hard my sides would hurt the next day. I used to tell her when she would be mad at me, I would say “no one loves you like I do – nobody”. A couple of days before she died, she turned to me when we were napping together and said “you’re so fuckin right nobody loves me like you do”
15 Tips for reducing stress and promoting health for family and friends who providing the caregiving:
Take a break from caregiving.
Make a date to go to the movies, take a walk, meet a friend for lunch. Everyone needs to get out of the house once in a while.
Do something not related to caregiving.
Get support. Attend a support group, have a friend you can call just to let off steam and complain.
Depression is treatable. Talk to your doctor about it. Or seek counseling.
Practice communication and behavior management skills if you are caring for someone with dementia.
Relax. Read a book, meditate, pray, garden, knit, get a massage, take a long bath.
Take care of your health. Go to the doctor, get routine exams and flu shots, get enough sleep and eat your fruits and vegetables.
Change “guilt” to “regret.” Guilt means you did something wrong, regret is that you are in a difficult situation and sometimes you have to make difficult decisions, but they are not wrong.
Forgive yourself — often.
You cannot be a perfect caregiver, all day, every day.
Laugh. Find ways to keep your sense of humor by sharing a silly story with a friend, watching a funny show or movie, or join a group to try laughter yoga exercises.
Exercise. Walk around the neighborhood. Or even better, recruit a friend to walk with you.
Sign up for an online or in-person yoga class. Join a Zumba class or line dancing class.
Ask for and accept help when offered.
No one can do this alone.
Isn’t it time you finally enjoyed life and let someone else handle the rest?
Today’s lifestyles are far too hectic to get everything done yourself. The idea of being a superhero adult is simply a fantasy. The reality is you work hard for what you have, and your free time should be spent recharging your batteries and enjoying your life. That’s where CC Home Concierge Co. comes in.
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My brother and I had our seats sitting in front of the TV to watch cartoons every weekend, until we hear the bellowing of her voice from the kitchen “turn off that TV and get your asses outside”. Oh how I miss those days – MADE to go outside – TURN OFF the TV – SPEND time together.
Crazy concept . . . right?
Kidding aside we need this kind of weekends again, our children need this kind of weekends – FUN – NO STRESS – JUST BEING A KID.
. . . Let’s bring back the fun!!
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
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