Entries tagged with “Caregiving”
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Taking care of a loved one with dementia can be a grueling task, but meditation and support can lighten the load.
Feeling appreciated is the key to lowering stress, according to a new study.
When success is “The first time I have not cried all the way to the mailbox…”
Caretaking gives this writer an opportunity to enter a new kind of sacred space – not a place of solitude, but a place of wholeness and holiness.
An excerpt from Grateful Exit: How to Advocate Effectively, Take Care of Yourself, and Be Present for the Death of a Loved One.
Creating a family atmosphere, playing music help people eat better.
"That you didn’t know her is your / misfortune: a hot planet’s core, / late summer’s best light."
As caregivers, we need to be more than problem solvers. We need to be portals to a larger possibility.
The founder and abbot of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Roshi Joan Halifax has been a socially active leader in Buddhism for more than 40 years—as a civil rights activis…
I’m a single woman living with and caring for my aged mom. A few months ago I met someone who has become my beloved. She loves me but isn’t willing to marry me as long as I’m takin…
Caring is a natural expression of our humanity.
"In Buddhism, we often talk about enlightenment or awakening, but words like that feel far away to me. I speak about intimacy."
(We're reposting our interview with Frank Ostaseski from 2017 after we received news that he's recovering from a stroke. Our thoughts are with him and his loved ones.)
"In doing the research for our book, Love in the Time of Chronic Illness: How to Fight the Sickness, Not Each Other, my co-author and I learned from the couples and experts we interviewed that there are discernable opportunities, challenges, and coping strategies that emerge when illness becomes the third partner."
Receiving spiritual care from someone of a different faith—and giving it
Your kind act benefits you more than the recipient.
Mindfulness and caregiving are intricately intertwined. Look to caregivers to learn how to practice acceptance, heighten observation, and boost loving-kindness.
Use this series of questions to invite dying loved ones to explore the wisdom of their lives.
by Andrea Sherman & Marsha WeinerBen was 85 years old with a list of known woes that included ongoing back pain, congestive heart failure, and depression. His days were numbere…