The Oakland Press
“Caregiving is a marathon and not a sprint. Equipping yourself for the long haul is essential. You shouldn’t walk the caregiving journey alone.” ~ Lisa Mayfield Doug and I could share dozens of sad stories about losing a parent to a progressive memory loss disease. While his father and my mother each struggled with a different type of dementia, we know how painful it can be to face changes in your relationship with a beloved elderly parent — and to make difficult lifestyle decisions on their behalf. Ever since my mom died, it’s been one of my missions to share my caregiving experiences — things I learned the hard way…
Using Facebook caused more harm than good, and I had to quit. Something felt wrong about living vicariously on a screen. Once I quit, my emotional wellbeing, health, relationships, and productivity all improved. If you missed my Oakland Press column on the topic, you can still read it online here.
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~Sam Keen Keeping your cool this week? Before the “dog days” of August melt into September, let’s make time to revive the simple, low-tech pleasures of summer loafing. If you missed my essay in the print edition of the Sunday Oakland Press, you can read it online here.