Advocating for and connecting those new to their pain journey and all the veterans of pain who have been on their journey for sometime. Testing new products and existing products for the caregiver and their loved ones. Offering a safe place to tell your story with no judgement, because I've been there.
When you cannot spare one minute on anything other than caregiving and advocacy remember to breathe. This is probably the quickest tip from our book, 365 Caregiving Tips: Travel and Respite with the biggest payoff. Concentrating on your breathing will stave off panic when you are in the ER and don’t have answers yet. It will re-energize you so you can push for answers and it will calm you when the answers come but they downright suck. Tip 330: Just breathe. Breathe in. Let it out. Breathe in. Let it out. Repeat. Take care from Kathy, Richard, G-j, Pegi and Trish. #caregiving #selfcare