Jennifer Cares

As we continue to move through our first year of “firsts” without my father-in-law, who died of cancer last summer, I find that I’ve become much more aware of “triggers”—little things that happen to happen that can turn very deep very fast, and bring back memories and tears. Because Pap lived with us for nearly…

As your Caregiver Coach here at Beliefnet.com, it is my passionate mission to reach out and help you and other volunteer family caregivers. Each Thursday, I’ll identify a major challenge caregivers face, and offer research, tips, and motivation to coach you through it.  This week I want to start with addressing an issue I’ve been reading a lot…

For all of you who struggleto find just the right wordsfor those you care about:My hope is that you realizethat your presence, your smile,and your kind touch speak volumes. That’s the dedication I wrote for my book, Caring Questions:  Sensitive and Fun Conversation Starters for Caregivers.  Through spending time…a lot of time…with my dear father-in-law…

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 idea for a minute before we get started…we are focusing here on managing stress, not…

For all of you who struggleto find just the right wordsfor those you care about:My hope is that you realizethat your presence, your smile,and your kind touch speak volumes. That’s the dedication I wrote for my book, Caring Questions:  Sensitive and Fun Conversation Starters for Caregivers.  Through spending time…a lot of time…with my dear father-in-law…

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 that will help you start your week with a feeling of hope.  Research shows being…

Hope you had a great week! I’ve really enjoyed my first days with you here at Beliefnet.  Every Friday I’ll post a new video for you.  It might be an interview I do with an expert who can help us with a great self-care tip.  Maybe I’ll introduce you to a caregiver who wants to share some of…

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 have other people and things that you want to take care of.  I know that…

Hello, and welcome to our new Blog!  My name is Jennifer Antkowiak (pronounced ant-CO-vee-ack) and I am thrilled to be here at Beliefnet.com to bring you tips you can use to erase the guilt, and find the time you need to take care of yourself while you’re caring for others. Maybe you spend your days caring for a…

Available Now! Having a tough time finding the right words when caring for a sick or elderly relative? We can help! —Maximize your minutes with your loved one —Strengthen your relationships —Capture thoughts your family will treasure for lifetimes Caring Questions is a sweet little book that offers you big help in communicating with your…

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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