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...
Cooking Survival Tips for Caregivers

Cooking Survival Tips for Caregivers

Caregivers are parents, grandparents, teachers, community members or a friend taking care of another friend. A caregiver can be a child taking care of a pet. Today my writing is focused on taking care of someone through life transition (end of life). While this role...
Grieving at Christmastime

Grieving at Christmastime

Christmastime, for many,  is a time of dealing with loss. For me, one such Christmastime was the one following my father’s passing when I was a little girl. He had a fatal heart attack just a couple of months earlier. My mother moved through the Thanksgiving holiday...
Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

I was watching a national talk show one afternoon on which the topic was “Breast Cancer Awareness”. They gave free mammograms to those who had never had one; survivors related their stories; and tips were given on how to do a self-breast exam. Everyone dressed in pink...