Category: Of Interest…

Items of interest to our Vaishnavas C.A.R.E. community and readers.

Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care can improve the quality of life at the end of life. These tips can help you find the best care. What is hospice and palliative care? For many seriously ill patients, hospice and palliative care offers a more dignified and comfortable alternative to spending your final months in the impersonal environmentmore>>

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The Trouble with Hope

The Trouble with Hope

by John Ptacek I had a strained relationship with hope before my wife was diagnosed with cancer. To me, hope was a high waiting for a low, a fix with a nasty flip-side. Far from the precious entity exalted by legions of poets and philosophers, hope was just another coordinate on the pain/pleasure cycle existingmore>>

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Not Another Sleepless Night

Not Another Sleepless Night

by Jennifer Buckley A typical day for a caregiver might include on-the-job stress in the morning, a rush to a doctor’s appointment for your mother at lunchtime and battling bottle necked traffic in the evening only to come home and figure out what to cook everyone for dinner. By this time, your muscles feel achymore>>

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Grief Brain and Moving Forward with Grace

Grief Brain and Moving Forward with Grace

Experiencing loss and sadness has a profound impact on our life. Grief brain is real. And it takes a toll on our body. Last year, my younger sister was in the final stage of losing her 7-year battle with cancer. At the same time, I was witnessing my 16-year old dog wind down in lifemore>>

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

By: Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., Melinda Smith, M.A., and Lawrence Robinson If you have BPD, everything feels unstable: your relationships, moods, thinking, behavior—even your identity. But there is hope and this guide to symptoms, treatment, and recovery can help. What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)? If you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), you probably feel like you’remore>>

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A Son Helps His Mother Prepare For The Ultimate Test

A Son Helps His Mother Prepare For The Ultimate Test

By Kesava Bharati Swami ARE YOU READY to hear about a miracle? Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with yet another story about some pseudo-miracle-worker. This story is about a seventy-nine-year-old woman completely set in her ways who, at the most difficult time of death, had a change of heart that brought her from themore>>

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After loss, it’s a different path to ‘the new normal’ for those with depression

After loss, it’s a different path to ‘the new normal’ for those with depression

By Suzanne Boles “Thank you for the intervention. Friends and family came to be with me. I agreed to be admitted to hospital. Am waiting for a bed. I had a horrible breakdown. I am sorry for worrying you.” This was my message posted on Facebook to friends on October 19, 2014. It was overmore>>

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Caregiver Burnout Prevention and Treatment

Caregiver Burnout Prevention and Treatment

If constant stress has you feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted, you may be on the road to burnout. Learn what you can do to regain your balance and feel positive and hopeful again.   What is Burnout? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occursmore>>

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Remembered Joy — A Poem

Remembered Joy — A Poem

Thank you to Kamala Radha Devi Dasi, Vaishnavas CARE Administrative Assistant, for submitting the following poem to share with our readers. Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free! I followed the plan God laid out for me. I saw His face, I heard His call,  I took His hand and left it all…more>>

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How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack

How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack

by Jane Vock  Anxiety or nervousness is a natural response to dangerous or risky situations. However, anxiety becomes problematic when a person experiences moderate or severe anxiety or panic when there is in fact no immediate danger or threat. A panic disorder is the experience of anxiety that is inappropriate; that is, the anxiety ismore>>

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