Speaking Topics

Beyond Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published her seminal book On Death and Dying. She brought into popular consciousness the model of the Five Stages of Grief, gleaned from conversations she […]

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Why Study Grief?

Why don’t we understand grief?  Why isn’t it easy to just admit we’re grieving and help each other?  Today we often don’t recognize it for what it is – even […]

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After the Holidays

How do you cope after the holidays? When the din and press of the holidays have died down, sometimes it’s wonderful to just collapse on the couch and have the […]

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I LOVE HALLOWEEN. SORT OF.

This whole production becomes an obstacle to becoming more comfortable with this precious and important part of life. Well, OK, I love dressing up and I’m particular about what candy […]

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When Caregiving Starts Early

When Caregiving Starts Early: The World of Younger (60ish) Caregivers Looking at a long road ahead when you’re unsure how long it will be or what the future will bring, […]

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Love Does Not Conquer All

Taking Care of Yourself First Actually it depends on who we’re talking about loving. New caregivers can’t maintain a healthy care relationship if they don’t build plans to care for […]

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What About Me?

A lighter look at the realities of personal caregiving Caregivers give a lot of themselves; sometimes they don’t know how much.   They take on new roles, they learn new skills, […]

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