Being vulnerable and transparent about our caregiving experiences isn’t easy but it has benefits for you and others. Elizabeth shares why she decided her blog couldn’t be anonymous and how it helped her find support and resources.
Listen to the show: The Power of Being Vulnerable & Transparent
Words of Encouragement
Each episode starts off with a few words of inspiration or motivation that is pulled from the Happy Healthy Caregiver Jar.
Links & Resources Mentioned
- Happy Healthy Caregiver Blog
- Podcast episode #1: Why & how to start journaling & writing
- The first book in the series that Elizabeth’s mom, Carole Beighey, wrote for young adults: The Waddodles of Hollow Lake: Law of the Woodland
- The small but mighty Brene Brown book Elizabeth recommended: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
- Caregiving books I’ve read and recommend written by other vulnerable family caregivers:
- The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving by Judith Henry
- Walking the Journey Together…Alone: Finding Peace, Hope and Joy in the Middle of the Sh** by Lorna Scott
- Life: The Next Phase by Mary Beth Cozza, Helen B. Hempel, and Jodi Hempel
- Mama Peaches and Me: Wit and Wisdom for Worn-Out Caregivers by Christopher Charles Chaney
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- Email me with questions or comments about the show. This week’s listener question: Why do we feel we can’t be completely honest about how caregiving makes us feel? Have you thought about starting your own blog?