You Survived 2021!  ~ by, Becky Henry, CPCC

You Survived 2021! ~ by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Finally, the December holidays as well as our SECOND YEAR of this PANDEMIC  are over. And you have somehow survived, hopefully more or less intact. Perhaps you and your parenting partner are not on the same page – this is so common.  Many families of those with...
Letting Go of “Shoulds” During December – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Letting Go of “Shoulds” During December – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

The month of December can become very busy with holidays and year end duties no matter what/if any holidays you observe. Whether you have parties or gifts or family gatherings as part of your traditions, it can become a lot of pressure and we can fall into “shoulding”...
Cup Half Empty or Half Full? by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Cup Half Empty or Half Full? by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Looking on the sunny side of life and seeing my cup as half-full has fortunately mostly been in my nature. But when I’m stretched to my limits in too many areas, even the smallest things can feel overwhelming. You know, the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s...
Parallel Process & Believing in our Adult Child’s Capacity – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Parallel Process & Believing in our Adult Child’s Capacity – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

A family caregiver’s role is important no matter the age of the child. We don’t stop loving or caring about our child just because they hit the magical age of 18. See my photo here of Dr. Adele LaFrance’s slide on the research on involving caregivers in...
Allowing Relief as Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Allowing Relief as Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Relief can be tenuous, fleeting, temporary, short lived. For family caregivers, the relief of a loved one’s progress alongside the reality of the dangers and problems that still exist can quickly take away the joy of the moment of relief and switch one back to fear. ...