Make mine a large one! Self-medicating to manage your emotions

Make mine a large one! Self-medicating to manage your emotions

In this post I discuss how, even without noticing it, self-medicating with alcohol or prescription medicines can be our ‘go-to’ way to deal with the emotional and psychological pressure of being an unpaid carer and how to manage it.

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 4 – Anger

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 4 – Anger

In this last of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I chat with a Positive Anger Management expert, Tanya Heasley, about how to identify it and some practical resources to help you to manage it.

Introduction to the 4-part building emotional resilience as a carer series

Introduction to the 4-part building emotional resilience as a carer series

In this post I discuss a forthcoming four-part series covering the four most prominent emotions carers experience: guilt, resentment, grief and anger and explore how Emotional Resilience can help manage difficult emotions.

“The meaning to life, the universe and everything” for carers! Part 2

“The meaning to life, the universe and everything” for carers! Part 2

In this second post of a two-part series, I introduce the ‘darker side’ of meaning; searching for meaning and creating meaning as a carer/caregiver and include some exercises and activities for you to complete.

“The meaning to life, the universe and everything” for carers! Part 1

“The meaning to life, the universe and everything” for carers! Part 1

In this first post of a two-part series, I will start with an introduction ‘meaning’ and its relationship to ‘purpose’. I will then explore some ‘sources’ of meaning as carers with examples of what those might look and feel like.