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Letter To Myself: On Becoming a Compassionate Caregiver

Caregiver_iStock-579419064You may be expecting a letter to someone else about a caregiving concern. After all, that’s what I usually do. But the following note is actually to myself. I thought it might be helpful to share with you my history of caregiving and the lessons that I’ve learned that are sometimes difficult to apply to myself.

Dear Carol: How could you know that your offer to pick up some groceries for Joe after his wife’s funeral would lead to five years of daily visits? How could you know that you would become his primary caregiver: taking him to the Telephone Pioneers of America dinners, riding...

Continue reading on HealthCentral to learn more about what I would have/should have told myself about compassion:

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