Entries by Tandy Elisala

Selfie Time: 5 Quick Ways to Recharge  

Selfie Time!  5 Quick Ways to Recharge Guest Article By Christy Vacchio  As the mom of two kids with special needs and an extremely rare disease, I often find myself on the giving end of “caregiving” about 99.99999% of the time. Over the years, I have had periods of rest where I thankfully did not have […]

19 Important Questions To Ask Before Surgery

19 Important Questions To Ask Before Surgery Don’t Be Afraid to Upset the Medical Apple-cart    If you are an advocate or anticipate you will make health care decisions for a loved one, this is for you. If you would like to avoid the caregiving mistakes I made, this is definitely for you. We have a […]

6 Ways to Help Seniors Be Independent (Even If They Live With You)

6 Ways to Help Seniors Be Independent (Even If They Live With You) Are you taking care of an aging parent, grandparent or another senior? If so, this article is important because it will help you help your senior loved one have a sense of independence. I’m sharing 6 ways to help seniors be more […]

7 Ways to Manage Caregiver Guilt

7 Ways to Manage Caregiver Guilt   Do you ever wish your caregiving responsibilities would just be over already? Have you ever felt feel bad for feeling this way? If you’ve ever felt guilty, then this article is for you.  In this article, we are talking about how to manage caregiver guilt. Guilt is a […]

The Ultimate Caregiving Guide to Staying Organized

The Ultimate Caregiving Guide to Staying Organized 12 Things You Need to Organize and Track for Greater Ease When you are a family caregiver, everything can come at you at once and you likely feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do or how to do it.  Do you feel so overwhelmed with the daily caregiving […]

Dear Dogs

Dear Dogs I was recently going through some filing and found this letter from my dad. I don’t know who wrote it but being the DOG LOVER I am, I thought I’d infuse a little humor, adapt a bit and share for #NationalPetMonth.   Dear Dogs: When I say to move, it means go someplace […]

Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week: Education and Healing

Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week  Education and Healing   April 9th – 15th, 2018, is #OHANCAW #OralHeadandNeckCancerAwarenessWeek As a 4-time Oral Cancer Thriver, I went live via video every day this week to share various aspects of this cancer. Below is an overview of each day and a link to each video for more […]

The Powerful Truth About What Family Caregivers Think

The Powerful Truth About What Family Caregivers Think (and Don’t Always Say) Are you a family caregiver? Do you know a family caregiver? Then this article is for you. If you ever wonder what family caregivers really think and don’t always say, read on! In this article, I’m sharing the 7 Powerful Truths About What […]

5 Reasons You Fail To Create and Maintain Boundaries That Will Blow Your Mind

5 Reasons You Fail To Create and Maintain Boundaries That Will Blow Your Mind   Do you try and try more to create and maintain boundaries only to find yourself back where you started or find your calendar is full of other people’s agendas? As a caregiver, there is so much to do and never […]