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Were you too overwhelmed, or did you make some New Year’s Resolutions this year? If you did, how are you doing so far with keeping them? If you didn’t, I have some suggestions! (We say we don’t like it, but sometimes it is nice to be told what to do).  I’ve come up with some…

I love living in Pittsburgh, PA…love our champion sports teams! Tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins are in the international spotlight, playing in the Winter Classic. Our Heinz Field, home of the Pittsrbugh Steelers, has been turned into a skating rink for the event. After weeks of below freezing temperatures here, tonight, it’s 50 degrees and very…

“Your success and happiness lies in you.Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”                                                                  —Helen Keller    Happy New Year! I’ve always loved this holiday…so many possibilities…so much hopefor this fresh new year laid out and waiting in front of us! Let’s embrace the positive force of…

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 lift ourselves back up into the light and smile again.  The amazing man in this video knows about…

If you’ve lost or are caring for a critically ill loved one, you know that moving through the holidays just isn’t the same. Psychologists say it doesn’t seem to matter much if the person you were close with died ten days, or ten years ago…the holiday season triggers grief. Sights, sounds, smells all bring back powerful memories, which…

I have a tradition for this last week of the year that I’d like to share with you. This always feels like the perfect time to focus and reflect on what’s happened, and on what’s to come. To say our house is quiet now after the Christmas holiday would be a lie.  With five young, active kids, “quiet” is…

The 4th of July has come and gone, the heat is on all around the country…sure signs that we are firmly into the summer season. Spending time during these sunny days with those we care for gives us a nice opportunity to take a little mental vacation, and grow closer to your loved ones through…

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 to see it. I love this quote:  “It takes a lot of courage to release…

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 depression.  This week, let’s create new hope in our lives by focusing on being more…

Jennifer Antkowiak
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Jennifer Antkowiak

Jennifer Antkowiak's expertise in the caregiving field is authentic and inspiring. She is a busy mother of five, wife, award-winning TV news anchor and talk show host, author, and speaker. Jennifer knows how long-term illness affects a family. Her mother had post-partum depression and died of a heart attack at age 50. Jennifer feels blessed to have been a caregiver for her mother-in-law who died of cancer, and most recently, for her live-in father-in-law who died of cancer. Her real life experiences fuel her passionate mission to help the world's caregivers.
Through her work, she connects with caregivers to deliver help and hope. You can find out more about the Jennifer Cares mission and join Jennifer's free White Feather Club.

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