Article written by tambre

I help cancer survivors and caregivers to move from surviving to thriving.

4 responses to “Rattling the Caregiver’s Cage”

  1. Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

    Caregivers generally feel guilty when they need to take care of themselves. They need to INTERNALIZE (i.e., believe and follow it) that without their own well-being assured, they can provide little, if anything, to another.
    Like they say on the planes- secure your air mask first, then secure the other. You will stay aware- and can care for the other. If you only care for another- when you fail or falter- then neither of you have care or support.

  2. Roberta Budvietas

    I have just completed an interview with a fabulous leader working with chronic symptoms and dis-eases including depression and fibromyalgia and what you say here is very much the info she talks about in helping her pain sufferers. There is a challenge called staying aware of self. Take care of self. And care takers probably need to do that more than anyone else or they will collapse. Oh and no one mentions how little society seems to value carers. What a confusing world – we value the corporate thieves but not the people who care for others

  3. Samantha Bangayan

    Wow! What a great idea to acknowledge caregivers! =) We should definitely do so more often. =) The very nature of being a caregiver (supporting another) seems to make us forget that caregivers need support too. When caregivers are taken care of, they can maintain the energy they need to give! =) Thanks for the reminder, Tambre!

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