Looking Forward: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Conference November 3-8, 2019, Chicago, IL

Nov 4th, 2019 Caregiver Training, Conferences Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

Over 5.5 million caregivers in America provide support to an injured, ill, or wounded service member or veteran. Among that number are many people who care for those with psychological and cognitive injuries obtained during military deployment. As a caregiver to a veteran diagnosed with multiple physical, cognitive, and mental conditions that include severe and Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, I am among that…

Blog Talk Radio Show: Military Caregivers – War Changes Lives

Sep 18th, 2019 Caregiver, Caregiver Dole Fellow: Elizabeth Dole Foundation Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

About a week ago, I informed you all of my official invitation to interview with Dave the Caregiver, on his blog talk radio show. I am excited to share that this interview’s recording is available! Thank you Dave Nassaney of The Caregiver’s Caregiver, for this wonderful opportunity to share my story with your audience! I am humbled and grateful to share that this interview will soon…

The Caregiver’s Caregiver Radio Show

Sep 10th, 2019 Community Support Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

I have exciting news to share!! I am beyond honored to interview with Dave Nassaney (The Caregiver’s Caregiver) as his guest on “The Caregiver’s Caregiver Radio Show.” It is scheduled to be taped tomorrow with co-host, Adrienne Gruberg, of The Caregiver Space. I am excited to talk about this caregiver journey and am hopeful that what I share will be helpful to listeners. I plan…

Review: Caregiver Planners

Jul 4th, 2019 Caregiver, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Tara Ross Reams is a mom, graphic designer and provides care to a wounded veteran. She reached out to us through our blog’s contact page and asked that we review the caregiver planners she sells on Etsy that are designed to make life easier for caregivers. Tara Ross Reams designs planners for 1) daily care for tracking glucose and blood pressure, 2) organizational lists for doctor/specialist…

Self-Care: How Caregivers Can Make Themselves A Priority

May 7th, 2019 Caregiver, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 6 min read

Photo via Pixabay by Engin_Akyurt As a caregiver, I know first-hand how caring for another person can be exhausting. It has been a struggle for me to give myself proper time and care. Bradley Davis has agreed to write a blog to offer tips to this blog’s audience on self-care. I have found these to be very helpful and practical to apply and hope these…

Reaching Milestones

Apr 6th, 2019 Caregiver, Education, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

Since I have been a military caregiver, I have been through many stages of trying to manage my caregiving responsibilities along with achieving my own life goals, both professional and personal. Life after the war for us was uncertain and definitely different from the way I had known it as a wife and as a professional. The changes in our lives required tremendous adjustments overall….

Operation We Are Here:  Financial Resources for Wounded Warrior Families

Jan 31st, 2019 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

In several previous blogs, I addressed the fact that many wounded warrior families face considerable financial challenges, and I noted details about the Military Caregiver Financial Hotline, which can help guide you as you work toward financial health.  This current blog continues the discussion of financial resources, with an introduction to another excellent online resource, Operation We Are Here, which provides a wealth of information…

New Year Resolutions

Dec 31st, 2018 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

Hi All, At the start of this year I set many goals for myself. Some of these goals included a focus on self-care, to increase exercise and to lose weight. At that time I challenged the military caregiver community to set a few realistic goals too. Today, I reflect back on those goals to see what progress was made. You can read about set goals and…

Harry the Service Dog

Dec 3rd, 2018 Service, Therapy Dog Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

We have a new addition to our home – Harry, a service dog to Lenny, my husband. Early in my blog posts, I introduced my readers to Duncan, my husband’s first service dog. In post, I explained Duncan’s place in our family. Duncan always carried out his duties as a service dog very well. Duncan’s service dog duties included: Distracting my husband away from crowds,…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22nd, 2018 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Remembering the Blessings of Today As we remember the many blessings on this Thanksgiving Day… I also think of those who are no longer here to celebrate this special day. Many loved ones left for war and never made it  home. People and things come and go. As things change in my life, I must remember to maintain an attitude of gratitude. On this Thanksgiving Day…

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