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Winter Seminar: Nurturing Peace & Meaning During the Holiday Season

Winter Seminar: Nurturing Peace & Meaning During the Holiday Season

When we care for others, whether professionally or as family, we may feel time passes very quickly just as we have a longing to slow down and savor it.

As Nature slows for the Winter Season, and many traditions celebrate mid-winter holidays and Holy days, we offer this virtual seminar as a safe space to pause in quiet contemplation with a small community of fellow travelers.

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Recipes for Respite: Part Two

Recipes for Respite: Part Two

This next episode of Care Partner Connection: Office Hours comes just in time for the season of giving. When you add the furor of the holidays to your responsibilities as a caregiver, you might be feeling more depleted than ever. But with a little bit of respite...

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Caregiving in Difficult Times

Caregiving in Difficult Times

The news of the past week or so has been especially difficult to bear, and many of us are feeling the weight of emotions such as sadness, grief, and anger. These feelings can be especially challenging when our work as a family or professional care partners keep us...

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How to Listen when Depression Symptoms are Speaking

How to Listen when Depression Symptoms are Speaking

Depression in Elders may mimic dementia, or signal the beginning of another illness. It can shine light on the need to heal old wounds in the final stage of life.   Family members who provide care for an Elder may be at significantly greater risk for depression than...

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What is Your Recipe for Respite?

What is Your Recipe for Respite?

In today’s episode of Care Partner Connection: Office Hours, I offer a recipe for respite that reinforces the importance of having some time that is truly your own, every day, while ensuring you will always have something special to look forward to.

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Join me for Care Partner Connection: Office Hours!

Join me for Care Partner Connection: Office Hours!

I want to invite you to join me for Care Partner Connection: Office Hours. This series of mini-video blogs will address both the Art and the Science of Elder Care, supporting your growth and well-being on the Journey of caring for others as you care for your self.

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Our web-based email is not working!

Our web-based email is not working!

I've just discovered a problem with the email on my website that means I haven't been receiving notifications, and now that I've discovered the issue, realize that I also can't respond to those who have written to me through the site. I have the team working on this...

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I’m Excited About Lucia McBee and MBSR!!

I’m Excited About Lucia McBee and MBSR!!

Dear Colleagues, I completely flipped when I heard that Lucia McBee was coming to Ithaca to teach the two-day Certificate Course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)! Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI, is a hero in my book because of her groundbreaking work using...

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