Working Wellness into Your Day as a Caregiver

Mar 24th, 2018 Caregiver, Couples, Self Care Goodson 5 min read

This blog is written by guest writer Beverly Nelson who gives self-care and wellness tips and suggestions to caregivers.   When you’re caring for a war veteran, finding time to tend to your own needs can be a daunting challenge. This doesn’t get easier as time goes by. In fact, as you and your loved one age, you may find yourself approaching caregiver burnout instead of…

Military Caregiver 2018 Self-Care Challenge: Part Two

Feb 9th, 2018 Self Care Goodson 5 min read

As promised, the following covers the last several self-care activities I mentioned in Part one of my Military Caregiver 2018 Self-Care Challenge. I’m hoping I can implement these successfully on a regular basis this year to help ensure my optimal physical, mental, and emotional/spiritual well-being. I also hope this overview will help serve as a guide to you as you start into the New Year—…

Self-Care Gifts for Caregivers

Dec 20th, 2017 Caregiver, Education, Self Care Goodson 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…

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…

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…

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…

Self Care Plan – Part 2

Aug 11th, 2016 Caregiver, Self Care Goodson 5 min read

My most recent blog, about why I’m creating a self-care plan (part 1), explains research behind why all caregivers need a similar plan for themselves, as outlined in “Military Caregivers: America’s Hidden Heroes.” In developing my own self-care plan to relieve stress and anxiety, and in exploring way to do this in my demanding life, I’ve come up with the list below. Following are a few…

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