“Advocate, nurse, lawyer, insurance agent, paper-filer, professional chef, the list seems infinite…it can sometimes be difficult to maintain one’s sense of self and purpose, despite my best intentions.”
Monday 13th: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Mandy knows first hand the impact of family caregiving, and she’s a famous jazz musician with an incredible voice, perfect pitch, and an ability to reach into people’s homes and hearts with her songs. She also happens to be profoundly deaf! Best known for Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer, Mandy will sing, sign and tell her story of hope, courage and resilience.
Tuesday 14th: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Heather believes you cannot begin true self growth, care, or compassion until you practice forgiveness of self and others. Heather Zoccali, Director of NB caregiver program will share her personal story of caregiving and forgiveness. We will have thoughtful discussions on how to recognize your own trauma and grief and start a personal forgiveness journey. You will leave the session with tools and tap into the vulnerability and courage it takes to start a forgiveness journey.
Monday 21st: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. Second, compassion involves feeling moved by others’ suffering so that your heart responds to their pain (the word compassion literally means to “suffer with”). Finally, when you feel compassion for another (rather than mere pity), it means that you realize that suffering, failure, and imperfection is part of the shared human experience. “There but for fortune go I.”
Self-compassion involves acting the same way towards yourself when you are having a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. Instead of just ignoring your pain with a “stiff upper lip” mentality, you stop to tell yourself “this is really difficult right now,” how can I comfort and care for myself in this moment?
Monday 28th: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
As family caregivers we constantly hear that we must make time for ourselves to avoid caregiver burnout. In this session, you will learn how to prioritize your own health and happiness from Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver. Elizabeth shares the five proven steps to create time for self-care.You will leave this session armed with savvy tools and practical advice to infuse self-care into each day.
53 million Americans provide unpaid care to a child or adult.
The No Barriers Caregiver program is designed to improve the lives of family.
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