Tips, a Thank You and a Broken Cookie

After a little break during this holiday season, we are back with more daily tips! Because the holidays add more stress and many more activities we are repeating some of our self-care quick refreshers.  As a caregiver, I know I need these tips more than ever so suspect you do too.


The inspiration for the tips this week came from Kathy who sent me a photo of a cookie person with its head broken off.  What caregiver hasn’t felt like we’ve lost our head sometimes?!

It is definitely time for some self-care quick refreshers!

Before we get to the daily tip, though, I want to give a huge shout out to David Lowrey of Blue Cord Concepts for his work on moving our website to a new platform and refreshing our look!  Our website address is the same so you can continue to find us at

You will still be able to find practical tips under the “Tips” section and an easier way to contact us (not surprisingly, that’s in the “contact” section).  Included is a way to share how a practical tip helped you when caring for a loved one.

We are anxious for your feedback since we want this website to be useful, easy to use and practical for the caregiver. Leave us a comment here, on Twitter or our Facebook page to tell us what you think!

One tip that is special to all of us and is a source of comfort while we care for our loved ones navigating this hectic holiday season is from the very first book we published (365 Caregiving Tips: Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers):

Tips 365.  Remember that miracles happen every day.

logo design - square - collateralWe are grateful for our miracles and for the help given to us by David and others along the way.  We are grateful for you, our readers, too!

This week, we will post self-care tips from the “Self-Care Quick Refreshers” chapter of 365 Caregiving Tips: Travel and Respite, Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers.

Tip 325.  Try to make a special treat or time for you every day.  Ten or fifteen minutes may be all you have and need.

All of us hope you find a few minutes for yourself today and that your miracle happens too!

With much care,

Trish, Pegi, Gincy, Richard and Kathy