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Selflessness is self-harm

When a carer experiences trauma and harm at the hands of their cared for person. Six months into our new life as man and wife, my husband experienced a series of life-altering health issues. Over ...

How A Patient Became An Equal Partner With Her Doctors By Taking Responsibility For Her Body.

After my 83-year-old mother had breast cancer removed, I accompanied her to the specialist for a post-op check-up. The surgeon was a lovely and compassionate man, and he had a junior registrar and a nurse ...

A Delightful Man First.

I work in a small care home with three residents, all of whom have dementia.  One client, let’s call him Peter, had a fall downstairs some time ago and, as a result had brain damage ...

Moving Logs or Love?

Why did it take a sprained upper and lower arm injury to alert me to something I had overlooked?  Because it often does. We wait until ‘something happens’ an injury, an accident or incident occurs ...

The Offering

I realise how I Iive my life feeds back to the world.  When I unfold in one area, it pulls me up in other areas and if I’m open to receive and respond to what ...

101 of Self-Care

Self-care teaches us how to truly love ourselves, live life lovingly, effortlessly, detached and without emotional overwhelm.  It energises and resources us to respond to whatever is presented in life, including work, parenting, relationships and ...

No One Told Me How To Do That

These words, spoken by a woman in her late thirties, could be spoken by any of us. She was in overwhelm after a recent bereavement (her mum) and now finds herself caring for her dad ...

Who is the client? – carers working with couples.

A carer’s account of why she left a client’s home within 48 hours triggered a memory. The same had happened to me ten years earlier when I left a client’s home after one week. Some ...

Who Made the Soup?

Who made the soup? “Did you cook this?” The client asked twice. “Yes” I said. What he felt as he spooned each mouthful was not a dish made with any specific intention but one made ...
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