Monthly Blog Archives: September 2012

There is No “Right” Way of Being a Caregiver

Kari Berit looking sympatheticWe are our own worst critics. The niggling voices in our heads suggesting we haven’t done enough or accomplished tasks correctly are simply…pests. Tell them to go away. (Which is easier said than done.)

Caregiving provides us ample fodder to be extraordinarily hard on ourselves. It’s a tough job. The job is about giving, but not to the point of emptying your own bucket of resources. As caregivers, we must also take care of ourselves. (Again, easier said than done.) But when we neglect self-care, we become overly critical of the care we give to others and that’s when we judge.

Just for a week, try putting yourself on the gentle cycle. There is not one right way of being a caregiver. Be yourself and be smart. Contact me if you need support.

Expanding the Reach of The Unexpected Caregiver

The Unexpected Caregiver logoKari Berit Presents recently entered into a a strategic partnership with Neuger Communications Group, a Twin Cities-area communications firm. Our goal is to raise awareness and carriage of The Unexpected Caregiver radio show and to develop sponsorships to support the program.

The ultimate point, of course, is to get helpful information for caregivers and seniors out to a much wider audience, starting in Minnesota and adjacent states but with ambitious plans to extend this coverage across the country. Read more »