There for him

There for him

His independence taken by stroke; he fights back and I am there for him.   Near, aware, anticipating his needs, but reaching out only as he calls.   Standing silently by as he struggles to regain all that he has lost   Recognizing little steps, slow...
No happy endings

No happy endings

I will start this off like an AA meeting. Hello, my name is Raven and I became a caregiver in May. I remember waking up that Mother’s Day morning feeling fantastic, I put on this cute high low hobo dress with a wide brim floppy hat and I walked to work. Before...
This quiet hour

This quiet hour

I need to wash my hair And take a shower But here I sit Enjoying this quiet hour I need to put up Meds And tidy up the room But I cherish this time To just be me There will be plenty to do Very soon Right now I float In this peaceful place My mind has brought me to...
Exploding Waves

Exploding Waves

Like pent up ocean waves rush exploding toward safety on the shore;   I write words; expose my soul; find release in scattered poetic verse.      Crammed full with new tasks Filled with fathoms of frustration Heaving with heavy responsibility Hardened from...
Mari Andrew on grief

Mari Andrew on grief

If you’re on Instagram, you may have already discovered Mari Andrew. If not, she’s an amazing artist who captures grief (and so many other aspects of being human). Here are some of my favorites: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mari Andrew...

Lean INto Lonely, Kysa Kelleher

We love the work Kate Milliken did with MyCounterpane. Here’s a really honest, wonderful interview she did with Kysa Kelleher about meeting, marrying, and raising six kids with a husband who has MS. Cori CarlAs Director, Cori develops our comprehensive global...
Sleepless nights

Sleepless nights

I know everyone thinks only a caregiver can relate to caregiving problems, but sometimes I hear or read something that isn’t about caregiving that really resonates with me. Here are the lyrics, if you prefer reading. JL Guest AuthorThe Caregiver Space accepts...