Part 2: Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

Part 2: Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

Yesterday as I wrote about respect and autonomy in the caregiver role, I tried to recall the moments that made this especially important as I took care of my mom. I’m sure they were numerous, but a few particularly stand out. Respect and autonomy aren’t...
Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

It’s a Monday morning in New England. The sun is playing a game of hiding and seek. Well, it’s just hiding. I don’t think it wants us to find it today. I have days like that. They are useful for reflection and writing. Over the last few days, my...
A Tale of Two Pots

A Tale of Two Pots

It’s another hot and humid day in Maine which is remarkable because we are nearing the ending of September when we usually are donning sweaters and rain jackets. We had a very rainy springtime with summer not getting underway until the middle of July. Now we are...
Kitchen Hacks for the Caregiver

Kitchen Hacks for the Caregiver

I’ll jump right in today and first tell you that there was an important food summit in Milan this week. American media distracted us with local politics, so we didn’t hear much about it. It was an important summit, however, that holds possibilities of long-term...
A Letter to Grieving Offspring

A Letter to Grieving Offspring

Dear Son or Daughter, First, I want to say I’m sorry, but I’m not going to say it, because I know you will hear those words so much they may become meaningless. I can, however, tell you I empathize with your loss. I embrace you and send you love. I want to...