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Partners In Wellness with Joan Winifred

World Mental Health Day: Show Respect For GrandMa & GrandPa!

No matter the challenge/test/threat to our: Mental health and wellness, physical health and wellness, emotional health and wellness and/or spiritual health and wellness--(we may be enduring or encountering on a daily basis)...Life and living is still a GIFT!

A gift to treasure, protect, care for, appreciate and RESPECT.

Hey IF it weren't for old/aged/vintage/senior Grandma & Grandpa--we wouldn't be alive or here, huh?!

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Caregiving Soldiers in the Fight for Compassion!

Caregiving requires a tireless effort filled with scrapes and bruises (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually). Don't forget: scrapes and bruises are temporary and heal.

Lives depend on the tireless efforts of the healthy and wounded Caregiver. (The singular term "Caregiver" is here being used in a composite sense to encompass all who regularly care and/or support sick or disabled persons.)

Many Caregivers are women and some are (For further context on Child Caregivers: Please, check out:
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Love, Flowers & Chocolates

February 14th. What does that date mean to you? A day of love, flowers, chocolates and cupid??
“Cupid (Lat cupido, desire, love). The Roman god of love, identified with the Greek Eros. He is usually represented as a beautiful winged boy, blindfolded, and carrying a bow and arrows.” ~Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.

The World Book Encyclopedia: “Valentine’s Day comes on the feast day of two different Christian martyrs named Valentine. But the customs connected with the...
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Joan Winifred

World Mental Health Day: When the Caregiver is a Child

Most don't know that child caregivers exist! A 2005 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving (PDF), "estimated that there were at least million between the ages of 8 and 18 --(caregivers) most caring for a parent or grandparent, some looking after a sibling."

According to the Report:

A child caregiver was defined as anyone aged 8-18 who provides unpaid help or care to any person who has an...
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