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.
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.
This empathically and cleverly written book, will not only make you laugh, but will break the ice on topics that are difficult but need to talked about to remove the feeling of isolation and inadequacy carers can often feel.
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.
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.
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.