Military Caregiver 2018 Self-Care Challenge — Part One

Feb 1st, 2018 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 10 min read

Happy New Year to you all! I hope your Holiday season was wonderful and festive, even though holidays tend to be stressful!  I’m checking in to see how you’ve started off the New Year and to see if you’ve managed to find time for self-care so far—a critical consideration in order to stay healthy and to be able to continue your responsibilities as a caregiver,…

Happy Holidays!

Dec 25th, 2017 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas_ Happy Holidays & A Prosperous New Year!   XOXO ~ Precious Goodson @WarChangesLives

Self-Care Gifts for Caregivers

Dec 20th, 2017 Caregiver, Education, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Image via Pixabay Would you like to show a caregiver appreciation? Do you want to give a meaningful token of gratitude to a caregiver for their dedication and commitment to care? Beverly Nelson, writer for Stand Up for Caregivers has offered to write this article for our blog to suggest gift ideas for caregivers. According to a 2015 report from AARP, an estimated 39.8 million Americans…

More Holiday Tips for Caregivers!

Nov 18th, 2017 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 6 min read

          Greetings to all, As a caregiver to someone with mental and cognitive injuries from war, I am always reminded of the need to adjust to a myriad of situations, from daily activities to holiday celebrations. In particular, I am learning to take things at a slow pace – that is, a pace that won’t cause my husband to become flustered…

Holiday Tips for Caregivers

Oct 31st, 2017 Caregiver, Military Caregiver Experiences, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

The Holidays Are Approaching…How Prepared Are You? You’re not alone! AARP reports that an estimated 39.8 million individuals provide unpaid care to a loved one- – with over half of care recipients being over the age of 75. The RAND  report notes that an estimated 1.1 million additional individuals provide care to a service member who has been ill, injured, or wounded during post 9/11 service…

Hurricane Relief Efforts

Oct 4th, 2017 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

The natural disasters including the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have caused grave and abiding turmoil, and been devastating. Thousands of people have been uprooted from their homes and have lost all their belongings; many people have suffered physical injuries and a number have lost their lives. Hundreds, if not thousands of people are rebuilding and some must start over. I am sad…

Take Action: Take Charge of Your Financial Future Today!

Aug 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

Military Caregivers: Call (888) 503-1168 and take charge of your financial future! As military caregivers, putting the needs and welfare of others over ourselves is natural. For me, the care of my loved one has taken precedent over every other thing in my life — including credit and my financial welfare. Obviously, it is important to take care of our finances timely, but who has…

Military Caregiver Financial Hotline: $SAVE FOR SOMETHING BIG$

Jul 26th, 2017 Caregiver, Military Caregiver Experiences, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 6 min read

CAREGIVERS: CALL THE MILITARY CAREGIVER FINANCIAL HOTLINE (888) 503-1168 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAVING FOR YOUR FUTURE TODAY! TELEPHONE LINES TO THE HOTLINE ARE OPEN 8 AM – 6 PM (EDT) Monday – Friday! Why save for something big? The needs for military caregivers are significant and unique. For example, I have a need for bathroom renovations in my home. Our bathroom needs to be ADA compliant for my…

The Fourth of July: A Military Caregiver’s Vision

Jul 5th, 2017 Advocacy Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day? On July 4th, Americans celebrate Independence Day by observing the birth of the U.S. and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which sets forth the freedoms that signify “… life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” During these occasionally unsettled times, America continues to represent and fight bravely for these freedoms both at home and abroad. They are the…

Military Caregiver Financial Hotline: FREE Tips from EXPERTS $$

Jun 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

Caregivers: You are welcome to call the Military Caregiver Hotline – (888) 503-1168. Lines are open and available 8 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri, EDT. Is it important to have a budget? What are the benefits of having one? I struggled with creating a budget and saving for a rainy day for quite some time. There are many changes that occur – from military retirement to…

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