Jennifer Cares

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 Day was orignially called Decoration Day, and was created in 1865 to honor the men…

How long has it been since you’ve done something just for you?  You know, something you really wanted to do…not something you had to do?  I’m willing to bet it’s been a while. In the midst of handling caregiver duties, it’s easy to push aside personal activities that feel frivilous.  Turns out though, we should…

As the school year comes to an end, it’s a fun time to think about your own school days, and to find out more about how your loved ones experienced life at that time. Here are some caring questions that can help to make you smile and explore this topic this week: 1.  Did you ever…

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 is tip #11 from my book, Take Care Tips, which offers 101 Ten MInute Tips…

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 diagnosis, or the onset of an illness know that it’s ok to allow your hopes…

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,  stretch, and think about being hopeful for the day.  What dows that mean to you? …

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 moms I know are taken care of on Mother’s Day (and every day for that…

A few months ago a woman contacted me asking if I would be willing to help with a charity event that would benefit caregivers.  “Of course!” I said.  Luanne O’Brien is a dance instructor who organizes a local version of Dancing with the Stars, called Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh.  I was looking forward to…

I was so happy to be honored recently with the 2010 Innovations Award for Prevention from Mental Health America for the work I do educating caregivers about how to care for themselves while they’re taking care of others.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month and being mentally fit is certainly critical to being a strong caregiver; however, the…

The people you spend time with have a big impact on how you move through life.  How well do you really know your loved ones? Making time to get to know each other (again) will help you to deepen your relationships.  And, by asking and answering these kinds of questions, there’s a good chance yoi’ll…

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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