Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Everyone needs a break now and then. Mine is just around the corner. Since January, my husband and I have been looking forward to a long weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. We will be attending a conference on plant-based eating. The best part of the conference is this - They cook for you!

Why do we need this break? Like most all of you, we are busy people. In addition to the normal activities of daily life, we have two mothers who have dementia. When you add this to the mix of our days, we find ourselves feeling tired a good bit of the time. A little R&R may be just what we need to get refueled for life.

Some folks have the idea they are called to be "Super Hero Caregivers". They are not. We are called to be kind, compassionate, knowledgable, and loving. But... super heros we are not! Neglecting the important task of caring for the caregiver is a situation that will come back to haunt us. It is not just important to take a break, it is essential.

This little trip to Atlanta will go by in a flash, but I plan on leaving the computer at home, forgetting the phone numbers of a lot of people, and experiencing REST. I can hardly wait. Hope that gives you SOMETHING TO PONDER.

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