Renee Palumbo

  • Renee Palumbo‘s profile was updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago

  • A few weeks ago, I was at the beach and I saw a young woman walking with her two little boys and her husband.  Her husband was disabled, walking with a cane and appearing to have lost some muscle function in his […]

  • Exhaustion.  It can hit out of the blue.  You think you’re doing well and handling everything, and you have a hopeful outlook.  It’s not always physical exhaustion.  It can be mental or emotional exhaust […]

  • I walked in the door at 7:30 tonight after being out since 8:15 this morning. My day consisted of working with kindergarteners for 7 hours, picking my daughter up from track practice, driving 40 minutes to her […]

  • When my husband’s tumor was first discovered, our children were only ages 9, 7, and 5. They were really too young to be kept in the loop about what was happening, and we went out of our way to hide it all. They w […]

  • In November of 2007, I returned to the workforce after staying home with my three kids for ten years. My youngest child was in Kindergarten, and I needed something beyond the mommy and household stuff. I also […]

    • As a caregiver life coach I always address the financial stability of my clients. As part of the overall coaching experience, financial stability coaching and personal development coaching touches on the four pillars of person hood: the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual.

      I just completed taping a new program for cable TV titled The Caregiver’s Corner where I interview professionals who help navigate the stormy waters of care giving. In speaking with a wealth and estate attorney, finances are the security net that every caregiver must be attentive to. My wife and i have found that becoming and remaining debt free is the key to managing life and care giving. I know that is not everyone’s reality, but having a plan can help and that is where life coaching comes in.

    • Actually, Phil, many of the services I offer caregivers are at no charge simply because I know from experience, what it means to be a caregiver. I am sorry that my input has caused you offense and consternation. Unfortunately, because of my circumstances, I have limited availability on my calendar to help all of the people who might benefit from caregiver coaching.

    • Financial stability doesn’t always mean debt free. That is just the place from where my wife and I strive to operate. It is better to have a plan even if the plan is to effectively and efficiently use the resources you have despite debt. It appears that my input has offended some so I will just leave it at that.

    • I can relate a lot, my wife had a liver transplant 10 years ago and that took a lot out of us. Then we were hit with a big one, her heart. We just about lost her a couple of times, we were told she has 2 leaking valves and plus many other health problems on top on this. She is 60 and we have been marry for 30 years now. It is hard, from hold down a job and caring for her. It is hard being care giver and I feel for her and many others. And as my wife has said ” I’m proud of you that you never give up”.