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What Ever Happened to Walking?

What Ever Happened to Walking?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been running for 45 years. I started when I was 13. Although I was lucky enough to have everything that I needed growing up, I started working a full-time job in the summer to buy the things that I WANTED. I worked all through college – sometimes part-time and sometimes full-time – again to be able to do and go and buy what I wanted. And then I started my “real jobs” and basically worked full-time, raised two kids and did the typical suburban thing. When my dad was unable to live alone, he lived with us and I replaced caring for children with caring for my father. Running seemed to be the only speed that there was.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

My favorite uncle, who also happened to be a minister, was losing his hearing.  He was still preaching, giving great sermons, singing uplifting hymns and telling humorous stories.  At the end of the service, just before the closing prayer, he would ask the...

Give a Care to Self-Care

Give a Care to Self-Care

As a family caregiver, I understand that we need to take care of ourselves to be able to care for others.  There is a lot of talk about “self-care” in the world, but what does this really mean?  When I hear the word “self-care,” my mind often conjures up...

Look For The Magic

Look For The Magic

What does magic look like? Helping others often involves a lot of routine, and often drudgery.  When I use the term caregiver, I can get caught up in the idea that I am only giving care to others.  But what if I look at caregiving as a journey of...

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