SELF CARE and THE INVISIBLE PATIENTPosted: January 17, 2020, 10:15AM
Recently my husband, our dog and I escaped for a short respite away from the Big City. We needed a little time to stop, take a deep breath, enjoy our little "pack", and re-connect with the trees and the beauty that surrounds us. How often do we do that?
I've been working with Marty Cornett, who is a nurse, certified wellness coach, and family caregiver on several programs recently and our most recent endeavor is a series of sessions called "The Invisible Patient". Through Marty, I've met Mary Uraco who is also a wellness coach and uses meditation for herself and for her coaching. They've given me something to think about.
We get so caught up in our day-to-day activities we forget to take care of ourselves. If we are providing care to a loved one, self-care becomes a distant memory. Caregivers offer daily care, unselfishly, to their care receiver(s) while juggling their home, family, possibly grandchildren, job, and so on.
Take a minute. Breathe. Figure out something you can do for yourself. If you can carve out even 5 minutes for a brief meditation, it can offer a moment of peace.
You can also join us for The Invisible Patient. It's for the you - the caregiver. Give yourself a few hours for information and refreshments. We'd love to have you!