Why I’m So Invested In Caregiver Health And Wellness

For those of you who do not know my story, I am currently working as an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner. However, my other role in life is as a full-time caregiver to my husband, who suffered a stroke at age 46. Mark’s stroke was unexpected and caused by an undiagnosed genetic disorder, Moya Moya, […]

The Control Freak As A Caregiver: Recipe For Burnout?

OK, my caregiver brothers and sisters: Today I want to talk about some of the struggles I’ve been having recently. I openly admit and own the fact that I am a type A personality. And I also love being able to control all aspects of my life. One of the biggest struggles I’ve had in […]

5 Ways Caregivers Can Avoid Burnout And Reduce Stress

Stressed young businesswoman at office desk with notepad

OK caregivers I know we’ve all heard it before we need to control our stress but I’m here to tell you it’s 100% the truth. While I’d like to tell you that your life as a caregiver will get easier, the truth is it just gets easier to manage because you learn how to adapt. […]

One FREE Thing You Can Do To Prevent Caregiver Burnout

For those of you who are not familiar with my story, I am a board-certified adult geriatric nurse practitioner and have been in practice for 7 years.  I was a registered nurse for 10 years before that.  On May 7, 2015, my husband of 18 months had a subarachnoid hemorrhage or bleeding stroke and has […]

Managing Urinary Incontinence Overnight So You (The Caregiver) Can Sleep!

Not the most glamorous of topics, I know.  However, up to 60% of patients who have a stroke and/or brain injury will leave the hospital with some type of urinary incontinence.  This is often caused by the muscles of the bladder becoming weak and/or the center of the brain that is impacted by a hemorrhagic, […]

Regain Control of Your Sleep with My 3 Day Sleep Challenge