Military Caregiver Respite Relief

Oct 25th, 2020 Couples, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

Over 5.5 million individuals support a wounded, ill, or injured service member or veteran. According to a RAND study conducted in 2014 – today, that number has increased and only shows the large population that supports our wounded today. As a military caregiver, I can personally attest to the enormous gap that is missing from my emotional, physical, and social support. That has been that way since…

Effects of COVID-19

Apr 22nd, 2020 Community Support, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

HOW THIS PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED LIVES Most lives have been drastically changed since the COVID-19 pandemic started. For instance: 95% of our food is now delivered. We are asked to shelter in place by remaining in our home most of the time. We are asked to be careful to wipe down everything we touch. We hurry and grab essential items (such as toilet paper) whenever it becomes…

A “Clean” Way to Start 2020!

Jan 21st, 2020 Caregiver, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 10 min read

Happy New Year to you all! I hope your holidays were special, and that you were able to have quality time with your family and friends! Thanks for your patience during my silence, as I took the time to refresh over the holiday season! Note: Juice cleanses can be good for you, but you must always check with your doctor first. Since I am approaching an…

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…

Working Wellness into Your Day as a Caregiver

Mar 24th, 2018 Caregiver, Couples, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 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 Precious Goodson, EdD 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 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…

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…

My experiences with yoga …

Mar 22nd, 2017 Caregiver, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 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….

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