Holiday Tips for Caregivers

Oct 31st, 2017 Caregiver, Military Caregiver Experiences, Resources Goodson 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…

Take Action: Take Charge of Your Financial Future Today!

Aug 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial, Self Care Goodson 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 Goodson 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…

Military Caregiver Financial Hotline: FREE Tips from EXPERTS $$

Jun 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial Goodson 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…

Military Caregiver$ Financial Hotline

May 16th, 2017 Caregiver, Financial Goodson 4 min read

Do military caregivers need a financial hotline? What are the benefits of having one? Since becoming a caregiver, have you thought about retirement planning—and felt you needed advice about it? What about education goals? Or my favorite … advice about ways to best save for emergencies? Anyone who handles money at one time or another in their lives will have the need to learn more…

My experiences with yoga …

Mar 22nd, 2017 Caregiver, Self Care Goodson 2 min read

My days, months, and years as a caregiver to my husband have included many challenges in discovering who I am. For instance, I need to include physical activity in my day in order to maintain health, overall wellness and well-being. What about the days when I need respite, recreation, or rest? My days of ignoring my need for mental relaxation have recently come to a screeching halt….

Respite for Caregivers

Jan 14th, 2017 Caregiver, Self Care Goodson 1 min read

  I am thankful for the nonprofits that have offered me and many others who care for their loved ones numerous free resources on much needed opportunities for respite. Among these wonderful opportunities are retreats for caregivers of veterans or service members. I’ve had the privilege of attending a few of these and have found them to be deeply rejuvenating, inspiring, and restorative when I…

FREE Self-Care Resource in 2017!

Dec 31st, 2016 Caregiver, Self Care Goodson 1 min read

At the close of 2016, I would like to provide an amazing resource that can be beneficial to military caregivers in 2017. Give An Hour is an organization that offers free counseling to those affected by war. Give An Hour provides easy access to skilled professionals for  veterans, service members, and their families.  New Year Resolution Military Caregivers — in 2017 let us commit to reach out…

Christmas Is Here: Are You Ready?

Dec 23rd, 2016 Military Caregiver Experiences Goodson 2 min read

  To all of those caring for loved ones this season: I hope that this season is a time of fun, relief, and respite for you! HAVE A VERY, MERRY CHRISTMAS! The season of giving is here. It is an exciting time of year! As a caregiver, I should probably share in the excitement that this season brings … but what I really feel is…

Self-Care Plan (Part 3)

Nov 4th, 2016 Self Care Goodson 6 min read

Girlfriend Days with Non-Military Girlfriends…Exercise, Exercise, Exercise…Water Aerobics…   In an earlier post, Self Care Plan-Part 2, I give more suggestions for self care.  Thank you! I have heard from you and taken note of the great ways you practice self-care! I appreciate your comments on Facebook and to my blog:)  In addition to your great ideas, a few additional resources are provided below … Take frequent…

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