Reframing Guilt as Regret

Reframing Guilt as Regret

Let’s talk about guilt. Ever since Adam and Eve ate the proverbial apple men and women have felt guilty. Sometimes that guilt is justified – we all know someone who has done something awful that they should feel guilty about – and sometimes it is just us being...
Life in the fast lane (not)

Life in the fast lane (not)

It’s like being on a motorway, full of all kinds of vehicles, heading to wherever , with some , all even, needing to take a break at some point,for food, to refuel, a comfort break or whatever. But others, like us , have broken down at the side of the road. Attempts...
Honor Thy Father

Honor Thy Father

“I am in a bind. I have a problem and I need your help,” came the voice over the telephone. My husband and I had just sat down to a late night dinner after a long day of his highly concentrating work as a patent examiner and my juggling a new writing career and...
Health, Hope and Hospice

Health, Hope and Hospice

“The word “hospice” comes from the Latin “hospitium” meaning guesthouse. It was originally described a place of shelter for weary and sick travelers returning from religious pilgrimages. During the 1960’s, Dr. Cicely Saunders began the...
Clocking In: ‘Would You Change My Mother’s Diaper for $10 an Hour?’

Clocking In: ‘Would You Change My Mother’s Diaper for $10 an Hour?’

On a Tuesday in April, Michelle Walton woke up in Plantation, Florida, at eight. Her back hurt. It’s a pain that’s been omnipresent since the 48-year-old injured it caring for her mother, a woman she says she loves deeply but who is challenging even on the best day....
Isolation and ‘impossible choices’: When caregiving goes into lockdown

Isolation and ‘impossible choices’: When caregiving goes into lockdown

Even before the coronavirus, caregiving had become Sade Dozan’s every day. About a year and a half ago, her parents moved close by to help Dozan, 30, and her husband, Michael, with their infant daughter in New Jersey. But soon after, her 69-year-old mother suffered a...