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…

Self Care Plan – Part 1

Jul 17th, 2016 Military Caregiver Experiences, Self Care Goodson 4 min read

So, caregivers, we all recognize how important it is to take care of self! Who hasn’t read articles about this? Who hasn’t talked to their doctors about how important this is? What about the gazillion times you’ve had to listen to advice from friends and family and others about what you should be doing to stay healthy? How many times have you found yourself uttering…

IS STRESS TAKING A TOLL IN YOUR LIFE?

May 12th, 2016 Caregiver, Self Care Goodson 1 min read

As a full-time caregiver to my husband, I have learned how important it is for me to make time to de-stress. I’ve certainly discovered that, if I’m not at my best, I can’t give my best to him. LET US KNOW HOW YOU DE-STRESS! My invitation to you, as readers of this blog, is to share ways that you de-stress best! I plan to post…

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