How Does Nutrition Make a Difference?

By James Bender and Jill Stouffer Did you know that your brain weighs in at about 2-4 pounds? Did you know that 25% of everything you eat goes to your brain? As a matter of fact, each heart beat sends 25% of your blood to the brain. That tells us how important the...

I’d Go to the Wall for You

Competitive athletes – at least back when I was competing – talk about hitting the wall. ‘Hitting the wall’ means you just give everything you’ve got to cross the line – to complete the race. I had that experience once in my life...

The Balance of Self-Giving

We’ve all heard the saying: “it’s better to give than to receive.” However, generous self-giving is not always so simple in practice. We’ve all seen situations were individuals encounter more fatigue and sorrow in their self-giving than...

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a serious problem. Individuals usually are thrown into the caregiving scenario with not a lot of warning. It’s not like when you are going to have a baby – you have nine months to wrap your head around that fact – make your plans – and prepare...

Alzheimer’s – the Caregiving Crucible

I was spending some quiet time thinking about a recent talk I have to give at a conference in March. I was mulling over different ways to approach the topic on maintaining connections in relationships where Alzheimer’s is part of the equation. As I was thinking...

Walking the Fine Line

I recently read an advertorial aimed at the ‘dutiful daughter’. The writer asked two questions: Do your parents and siblings rely on you whenever problems arise? Are you currently caring for your elderly parents as their health declines? If so, you may be...