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Take Care Tip Tuesday: Drink Up!

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Feeling tired? Crampy? Cranky? Those are all common feelings among caregivers…but guess what?  They’re all common symptoms of dehydration! Other people who have been diagnosed with dehydration report feeling aches and pains (including chronic headache), constant stress, even depressed, and anxious.  […]

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Take Care Tip Tuesday: Good Mornin’ Sunshine!

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Boost your mood, get rid of slugishness, and decrease stress with a little dose of morning sunshine. The sleep hormone melatonin can trigger a daytime grogginess that leaves you feeling frustrated and less than productive. The good news is, research […]

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Take Care Tip Tuesday: Quality Sleep

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Experiencing quality sleep is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.  In fact, experts I’ve interviewed tell me we need to think about the elements of overall health and wellness in terms of a triangle with Nutrition, Exercise, and Sleep as […]

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Take Care Tip Tuesday: Balance Your Brain

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

End of school, graduations, confirmations, weddings…May is a busy month! If rolling extra things into your “regular life” has you feeling frazzled, here’s a ten minute tip that can help to bring balance and control back into your life: (This […]

Take Care Tip Tuesday: Fuel Up

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Not eating properly is one of the common fallouts from caregiving, and it’s also one of the big reasons family caregivers are becoming patients themselves. Way too many family caregivers have poor dietary habits. I’m sure you know that food […]

Take Care Tip Tuesday: Take Yourself Off Hold

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Caregiving can be consuming. Putting your life goals on hold while you care for a loved one can be extremely frustrating. It’s important to get a grip (and then keep a firm grip) on your priorities.  Taking care of yourself needs […]

Take Care Tip Tuesday: Get to Bed

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

The National Sleep Foundation reports that more than half of all adults in the United States experience sleep problems more than once a week. In fact, about 40-million people have diagnosed sleep disorders, and–get this–fewer than 3-percent of those people […]

Take Care Tip Tuesday: Settle Yourself Down

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

Caregiving and stress go hand in hand.  Stress can have so much negative impact in the body and brain, it’s important for us to learn how to manage the stress in our lives so we can relax.  Hang onto that […]

Do Something You Love To Do (Simple Pleasures)

posted by Jennifer Antkowiak

How long has it been since you’ve done anything for yourself?  I’m willing to bet it’s been way too long. I want to help you.  I know you may not feel you have time to spend on yourself because you […]

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