My Concrete Dove
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31 Days of Seeking Self-Care It’s Recap Day
31 DAYS OF SEEKING SELF-CARE Discovering Self-Care & Enjoying Respite This was such a fun thing to do! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, but more importantly, I hope you found encouragement and true benefit for having participated. I am honored by all who...
You Owe It to Yourself to Make Time for Spiritual Self-Care
Caregiver, I confess, it’s tough to find the right balance sometimes. But keep working at it because spiritual self-care is just as important as physically caring for your loved one. We are no good to them if we’re hurting, grieving, angry, or exhausted.
Creative Self-Care – Discover The Benefits by Taping Into Your Creative Side
Every think of art, cooking, or crafting as creative self-care? Maybe you should.
31 Days Seeking Self-Care – Day 2 Exploring Breathing Techniques & Their Benefits
It’s Day 2 of our 31 days of seeking self-care, and today we’re exploring breathing techniques.
Seeking Self-Care – Day 1 How Does Practicing Mindfulness Improve Self-Care
When we are mindful during self-care activities, it only makes sense that the effects of self-care might multiply, be felt more deeply, and provide the most benefit. Sounds pretty good to me. Let’s find a seat outdoors and practice.
How Doing Creative Things Helps Manage Our Hard Emotions
I started this coloring project in August of 2022. Maybe I chose a coloring page about joy because it wasn't a very joyful season in our home, and I needed an escape. However, I soon found that doing something creative is a form of self-care I needed. 💜We were...
Why Nothing is impossible with God
Here's a little Friday inspiration for past, present, and future family caregivers. Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Romans 12:12 CSB This verse can seem impossible for some long-term, full-time caregivers to step into, but with God,...
Spring Blooms Introduce a Renewed Hope for Caregivers
Are you looking forward to spring and the renewed hope it represents? Me, too, but just when you think it's finally here—ding, ding, ding—you get a notification about a winter storm coming. Spring is unpredictable, and so is caregiving. On any given day, your plans...
The Fruit of the Spirit on a Foggy Caregiving Landscape
It feels like fog rolling by, revealing and then concealing elements of the landscape in front of me. It hides one path forward and then unveils another. Finding the fruit of the Spirit on a foggy caregiving landscape can be exhausting. That’s because it’s not our job. It’s His.
Stop Wasting Time Trust God Now and Let Go of the Past
Trust God and let go of the past. Looking back with disappointment or regret is a waste of your time. So, stop doing it!