A nod to my Dad; a legacy of perseverance, courage and joy

Jerry Bridge Boomer Humor, eldercare, Self-Care, Uncategorized 2 Comments

My Dad recently passed away one month shy of his 93rd birthday. Here’s  one  story that embodies his spirit and legacy, courage, perseverance and joy. ~~~ Dad could still muster the energy to walk to the end of the driveway and into the passenger seat of my convertible. Over the years I did my best to look out for him, to visit …

Family Caregivers Need Support

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In my  new memoir, Who Cares? The Give and Take of Family Caregiving, I detail many of the challenges and personal hardships I faced while caring for my siblings and elderly parents. I was often exhausted, stressed, even depressed, after what seemed like endless trips to the emergency room, doctor visits and hospital stays. Not to mention the negative impact …

Advisory and Health Warning from the Department of Communications, Stress Management, and Sanity

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I received no warning regarding the mental-emotional challenges of living in a world driven by technology. I never got this letter…and neither did you. January 1, 2000. Advisory and Health Warning for the use of Electronic Mail from the Department of Communications, Stress Management, and Sanity .  “Attention, over the next several decades your primary method of communication will be electronic mail, aka …

Knowing how to get things done

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You’ve probably seen this ad on TV, the one with the guy driving down the highway, alone, top down, sun and wind in his face. Next scene you see the same guy standing on the side of the road, his car broken down, in the middle of who knows where! Is this guy stressed?  NO! Does he look worried?  NO! …

Sort of a Stroke?

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And then there was the time I went to pay my parents a visit. Nothing special, just wanted to check in on them to see how they were doing. It was just past dinnertime when I arrived. Upon entering their condo I could see that they were in the living room, watching Wheel of Fortune, a typical after dinner ritual. …