I am honored and grateful for Deborah’s contribution as today’s Caregivers in the Spotlight guest blogger. Deborah was introduced to me through a mutual friend. Her story and the journey she is on with her son touches me deeply both as a mother and caregiver with similar experiences. **************** Mental Illness Has a Name And […]
Caregivers Guest Post: In Her Own Words
In today’s Caregivers in the Spotlight guest post, Brandi Gowan, author of the blog mydaughtersmind.com which chronicles her journey as a caregiver of a young daughter with mental illness, shares some of the challenges of caregiving in her own words. I recently met Brandi through a mutual social media contact and am grateful for the […]
This Week: Mental Illness in the News
The past two weeks have been so full of Caregiver’s Spotlight posts, shares and tips on the blog and in our Facebook Community that I decided to push last week’s Mental Illness in the News recap out and combine it with this week’s edition! There are so many good, thought-provoking, and well written news and blog […]
Caregivers Guest Post: Who is the Caregiver?
I am excited to share today’s Caregivers in the Spotlight guest post written by a parent/caregiver who would like to remain anonymous*. I met this author through social media and we very quickly realized that we had many similarities in our stories and experiences. By remaining anonymous, this author can share her story and light with […]
Caregivers Guest Post: Promises Not Worth Keeping
I am excited to share today’s Caregivers in the Spotlight guest post written by Annie Slease. Annie and I met each other on twitter just over two years ago when I first launched this blog. I felt incredibly lucky to meet Annie and was grateful that she was willing to talk about her journey as a caregiver. […]
Caregivers in the Spotlight
During the month of March, the Mental Health Caregiver and caregiving will be the focus on the blog. We want to shine light on these amazing heroes, provide a place where they can feel understood, and share wellness and self-care information that can be useful when managing through a health crisis of any kind. There […]
Loving Heart Wide Open
This post was originally published as part of Gently Moving Forward‘s Be Love Month Does it feel like everywhere you look these days, there are reminders that it’s February, the month of love? How often do you see a commercial or hear a radio spot about love and think “ugh, really, blah blah blah”? I […]
The More We Leave Behind
This year is going to be THE year to start putting our visions into action, make the changes we’ve been wanting and live our best year yet! The more we leave behind, the lighter we will travel towards our destination!
Ghosts of Christmas Past
Christmas time, as the song goes, is a time of joy and cheer. For me, it serves as a reminder of a specific Christmas season four years ago; the year that everything changed. It was a major fork in the road for me, and as Yogi Berra says, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it” and take it I did.
The Fault Lines in my Heart
As part of my trip to California last month, I spent some time in the East Bay with some very good friends. I love that area of San Francisco and am honestly working a plan to get myself out there on a more permanent basis; especially after the long, cold winter the eastern portion of […]