The Caregiver Bill of Rights Adapted from the book, CareGiving: Helping an Aging Loved One, by Jo Horne, published in 1985 by the American Association of Retired Persons

  I have the right…to take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will give me the capability of taking better care of my relative. I have the right…to seek help from others even though my relatives may object. I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength. I have […]

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The Delicate Balance: Imagine

Inspired by the ancient book of wisdom; The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty The one who uses the Tao to advise the ruler Does not dominate the world with soldiers Such methods tend to be returned; the place where the troops camp Thistles and thorns grow. Following the great army There must be an inauspicious […]

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The Delicate Balance: Circle of Influence

Inspired by the ancient book of wisdom; The Tao Te Ching: Verse Twenty-Nine Those who wish to take the world and control it I see that they cannot succeed. The world is a sacred instrument One cannot control it. The one who controls it will fail The one who grasps it will lose. Because all […]

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The Delicate Balance: Finding the Middle Way

Inspired by the ancient book of wisdom; The Tao Te Ching: Verse Twenty-Eight Know the masculine, hold to the feminine Be the watercourse of the world. Being the watercourse of the world The eternal virtue does not depart. Return to the state of the infant Know the white, hold to the black. Be the standard […]

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10 Ways Gratitude Makes Your Life Better A Guest Post by Tom Casano

  It’s no accident that all of the major world religions employ some form of gratitude in their rituals. It’s simply because it makes our daily life better, even if you’re not religious nor spiritual. Gratitude is the feeling of being thankful and showing appreciation for what is in our lives. And thankfulness and appreciation […]

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