Soul Bridge(s)

sml-lls-logoTodays show is for anyone who is, has been, or will be a full time caregiver for an aging loved one.

I have walked in those shoes.

“We’re all just walking each other home.” ~ Ram Dass

No, I would never trade that experience for anything.

And my hope is to not have to go through the experience again.

Based on my own experiences here are six top of heart challenges you may face as a full time in home caregiver for someone you love:

1. Challenged with everything life has challenged you with before only now it ALL shows up under a microscope.

2. Challenged with the extreme loneliness on the path of a caregiver. Depressive cycles slowly build over time.

3. Challenged with work and/or career fulfillment plus continued income needs for basic self care. Which can continue after the caregiver work is finished.

4. Challenged with staying connected with Source and enjoying an experience of purpose.

5. Challenged with feelings of hopelessness and despair. Caged. Lost waiting to be found.

6. Challenged with an enduring lack of human affection and receiving a loving touch. Lack of  self care slowly builds over time.

Of course my path is not yours. Yours is not mine.

However there are common threads.

When it feels like you’re the lone ranger on the caregiving trail stop for a moment to listen and look around. Likely others have already built soul bridges for you (and you’ve probably built a few for them two).

My question is this…

How might you and I offer help for any full time caregiver in a quality yet minimally viable way, which brings fast comfort while at the same time stacking up a foundation of ongoing support for the caregiver during and after their caregiving experience?

I know. That is one GIGANTIC question with even larger implications.

I’d love to have your input. Your thoughts matter (or I wouldn’t be asking).

Meanwhile here a a few trusted resources which may help you or someone you know:

FCA – Family Caregiver Alliance
Adult Day Services Help Relieve Caregiver Stress
Caregiver Depression: Unspoken but Traumatic
Caregivers Must Care for Themselves, Too
Are You a Caregiver or Just a Good Child?

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And as always, thank you for your time, mind and heart share (show length 17 minutes).

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