Need treatment? Find help or get online counseling right now!

Archives for July, 2012

Caregiver

Boost Your Brain Power – Chew Gum!

 Do you chew gum? What is your favorite flavor? Do you like sugarless? (Better for your teeth, right?) I recently read an article in Time healthland on-line about the benefits of gum chewing and boosting brain power.

Does your brain need a boost? Mine does - pass the gum, please! Make mine Bubblicious. Yum!

As a kid, I loved chewing gum and blowing huge bubbles. (Well, until I got gum stuck in my hair.)...
Continue Reading

Joan Winifred

Managing Ups & Downs with Music

 Ups and downs are a reality of life. They cause us stress. Are you having a stressful day? I hope not! Are you on a rollercoaster ride, screaming to get off?! Oh, the thrill of the ride and the terror of the speed, the twists and the a rush.

Good and bad stress eventually takes a toll. Caregivers and...
Continue Reading

Joan Winifred

Don’t Know What to Do? Try Kindness!

So, you don't know what to do? TRY this: KINDNESS!

Did I just hear an audible laugh?! Seriously, when in doubt, life is better with kindness than without! Kindness is essential to wellness. Whether it's a crisis, unexpected chaos or sharp outburst of 't retaliate in kind - well, unless, "kind" is nice.

Did you know, the original meaning of kindness, according to Oxford Dictionary, is "kinship; near relationship;...
Continue Reading

Joan Winifred

Partners in Wellness: Appreciated, Part 2: Relief and Understanding

Relief and understanding go hand in hand. It's hard to bring relief or help to someone if you don't understand what they are going through. It takes time to understand, as well as education and patience. Caregivers and partners need time - time together. We learn so much from each other.

Please, spend time together today if possible. Can you enjoy a simple meal together?

One dictionary defines...
Continue Reading

Joan Winifred

Partners in Wellness: THANK YOU – Yes, You are Appreciated (Part 1)

THANK YOU!:) Two simple words that often go unsaid. I want you to know how much I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog!

I wonder what brought you here today? I wonder if you will find what you may be looking , encouragement, help, understanding, relief, acknowledgment, appreciation?! Caregivers and partners in wellness need all those things.

(Please read on and stay tuned for part two!)
Givers and healthy partners...
Continue Reading

Caregiver

Partners in Wellness: RESOLVE To Never Give Up


RESOLVE. I like that word! How about you?

Resolve: "To make a firm and definite decision about something." "Determination." "When you resolve to do something, you anticipate success, and are determined to accomplish it." Resolve, now that's a positive attitude worth cultivating!

The right attitude can and often does make just the right difference in a wrong situation. Do you have resolve? Think deeply about what areas in your life would benefit by resolve. When you...
Continue Reading

Joan Winifred

Partners in Wellness: Bask in Brilliance!

Our hands may be small. Our voice may be a whisper. Our imperfect caregiver circumstances each of us has an incredible gift and privilege--the ability to DO SOMETHING POSITIVE!

Tiny stitches make up a garment. Tiny stitches hold it all together. Tiny hands sew and patch it. Tiny hands take care of it.
In Care-giving, "It's a Small World!"
Every time our small hands reach out to help, hug, pick-up and...
Continue Reading

12