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Hope: New Beginnings

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Whether it’s a new job, a new relationship, or a new lifestyle (as brought about by caregiving)…change can be scary and overwhelming.  But, did you ever think about how change can bring hope?  It’s all in the way we choose […]

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Hope: Be Your Own BFF

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Who can support you when you’re starting to feel like nobody else does?  YOU! Too many times, I see caregivers become very critical of themselves.  Self-doubt feeds on itself, and can easily lead to lack of confidence, low self-esteem, even […]

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Creating Hope: Retrain that Brain

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Here’s some good news to start your week:  research done at the University of Pennsylvania shows that people have the ability to train themselves to be happier no matter how they were raised or what is involved in their current […]

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Hope and Sunshine

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

It’s the first day of summer! The summer solstice began at 7:28 am (EST).  History teaches us that this change can bring us much happy hope for the week ahead. Traditionally, the summer solstice signifies a time of celebration.  People felt […]

Hope in Music

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

When you’re open to it, hope can come into your life anywhere, anytime.  When was the last time took some time to listen to and enjoy music? It can absolutely help to inspire you to create hope in your life! […]

Hope from Sacrifice

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

As we all enjoy a “free” day from work and school to spend time with our families and friends, let’s take a moment to remember and be grateful for the sacrifice that brought us to where we are now. Memorial […]

Hope: Dare to Dream…a NEW Dream

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

The life of a caregiver is filled with emotional ups and downs, as well as complete changes of course! It’s a challenging, yet beautiful path to be on.  When life as you know it changes because of an accident, a […]

Wake Up to Hope

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

To create more hopeful feelings in our lives this week, let’s focus on taking a few minutes as soon as we wake up to set our frame of mind.  Before you even get out of bed, take a deep breath,  […]

Hope: Moms and Hope

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

We’re coming off a Mother’s Day weekend, and I hope that all of you moms had a wonderful time with family and friends.  Being someone who no longer has a mom here on earth, I’m passionate about making sure the […]

Strategy for Hope

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

We’ve talked before about how we all have the power to create hope in our lives.  With a goal of moving through life with a higher level of hope, this week instead of wishing—or hoping—to feel more hopeful, let’s create a […]

How Does Hope Feel?

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Don’t feel happy all the time? Afraid that means you don’t have much hope? “Discontent and disorder are signs of energy and hope, not of dispair.”                                                                     —English historian Dame Cicely Wedgwood Love this quote.  Let’s think about this for a […]

Survivors of Hopelessness

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

I was so honored to share my experiences as a family caregiver, along with make life easier strategies for caregivers at an American Cancer Society Survivor’s Conference over the weekend. 350 or so cancer survivors and their caregivers were there.  Their faces…their […]

Dream Big or Go Home

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Hi and welcome to the first full week of our new Blog. I am thrilled to be working with Beliefnet.com to share inspirational, motivational messages that will help make life easier for caregivers. Every Monday, I’ll share a thought or idea […]

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Finish, and Start Strong!
Just a short post for now--wanted to share a video clip with you.  I came across it while organizing some of my caregiver notes. With the daily challenges caregivers faces, sometimes it's hard to believe we'll ever be able to ...

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