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Me and Change, We’re Having a Meet ‘n Greet!

Me and Change, We’re Having a Meet ‘n Greet!

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” - Woodrow Wilson I am in the middle of change and learning so much about how to greet it. Use it. That’s right, change is occurring, and I have the choice of it happening to me, change being thrust upon me, or I...

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Asking For Help is Hard

Asking For Help is Hard

The time arrives in each of our lives when help is needed. What shall I do, we think. The very fact that help is needed can cause anxiety and can present a daunting challenge: Asking For Help. Whether the matter is simple or complex many of us have an aversion to...

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Let’s have some F.U.D.G.E.

Let’s have some F.U.D.G.E.

Does F.U.D.G.E. get your attention? Does it get your attention when spelled in CAPS and with periods? It did mine when I first encountered the term. The first time I read about F.U.D.G.E. was when as a newer Patient Advocate, I was reading the work of Trisha Torrey,...

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Reflecting Upon Refraction

Reflecting Upon Refraction

I’d like to introduce you to my little friend here, the humble prism. This little guy has taught me a lot! Because of this prism, I am able to see - and think differently. The humble prism and its gifts are symbols, reminding me that I have the opportunity to think...

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Words of the Day, er, Night: Vice Clamp, and Kaleidoscope

Words of the Day, er, Night: Vice Clamp, and Kaleidoscope

I settled in today to create a video and polish up a blog. I’d had a couple of notions about caregiving and planning that I was hoping to share. One challenge was already present: how to best convey the written or spoken words? Many of you may know me as or are sizing...

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Me, Self-Care? HOW DARE I?

Me, Self-Care? HOW DARE I?

Who has the time? It seems everyone I encounter advises me to practice self-care. The advice is well-meaning and definitely warranted but a gal has to have her priorities. It’s taken me years to have the time to 😉 stop and evaluate my stance on self-care. When I did,...

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What Happens During a Complimentary Consultation?

What Happens During a Complimentary Consultation?

Like many providers in healthcare services, I offer a Complimentary Consultation. I’m pretty certain people may see that and think “Gee, that’s nice. Let’s DO that.” I am also pretty certain that there a those who will be more cautious of something at no cost. They...

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Approaching Senior Housing: Discovery, and …Wading?

Approaching Senior Housing: Discovery, and …Wading?

  In our lives, when have we ever found ourselves in evaluation of what we need? When were those times, times that preceded decisions? When were those times that gave us pause, during which we took stock, evaluated, and considered our options? Maybe what we...

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“Have the Conversation”- Safety

“Have the Conversation”- Safety

There was no avoiding emergency preparedness in my family. I come from a family of planners. Raised by a former Marine/Human Resources/Hazmat Program Manager and a household Money Maven/Girl Scout Troop Leader/Corporate Financial Controller, well, I didn’t stand a...

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