Entries by Tandy Elisala

Empowered Family Caregiver Interview Highlights With Virginia Sampson

I had the privilege of interviewing Virginia Hunter Sampson on my Empowered Family Caregiver podcast. We had a great conversation about the importance of exercising radical self-compassion. Virginia offers some serious wisdom with 3 ways family caregivers can embrace self-compassion. She also shares a meltdown tip that is so easy it will blow your mind. […]

Empowered Family Caregiver Interview with Lynette Whiteman

Empowered Family Caregiver Interview Overview I had the honor of interviewing Lynette Whiteman on my Empowered Family Caregiver podcast. We had a great conversation about: The biggest thing that a new caregiver needs to do when first becoming a caregiver. She equates this step to “Columbo.”  The best way to get the help you need […]

17 Revealing Lessons About Death That Will Make You Think Differently About Life

So far this year, I’ve seen more grief and death among family, friends, and community than in recent memory. I’ve been reflecting on these deaths ranging from a friend’s two-day-old baby to 81-year old beloved senator John S McCain III who served our country for 60 years. I’m sure you’d agree that when death hits, […]

47 Powerful Lessons and Advice from Family Caregivers

47 Powerful Lessons and Advice from Family Caregivers   If you are one of the 66 million people serving as a family caregiver, I’m sure you’ll agree that caregiving can leave you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed out, and confused… and that’s before lunch!  You likely took on the role of family caregiver without any training […]

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 […]

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 […]