Category: Of Interest…

Items of interest to the Vaisnava’s C.A.R.E. community and readers.

Oh My Aching Knees

Oh My Aching Knees

Harvard Women’s Health Watch   Years of wear and tear can take a toll on your knees, but there are strategies to relieve pain. Whether it’s a sharp pain or a dull ache, knee pain is a common problem in women — particularly older women. One study of women ages 50 and older, published in Arthritis &more>>

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Addressing Loss on Social Media

Addressing Loss on Social Media

8 tips for understanding the ‘netiquette’ of death and grief By Mark Ray When Carla Sofka’s mother died just before Thanksgiving 2017, Sofka didn’t immediately post the news on social media. She was busy planning the funeral, making travel arrangements and getting an obituary ready for the weekly newspaper in her mother’s community.   “We hadmore>>

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Choosing a Hospice: 16 Questions to Ask

Choosing a Hospice: 16 Questions to Ask

Hospice is a set of services that we all may need someday – if not for ourselves, for our parents. While death is not an option for any of us, we do have choices about the services we use at the end of life. Hospice is undoubtedly the best option in the last months ofmore>>

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We need to talk about death, say parents of kids with life-limiting illnesses

We need to talk about death, say parents of kids with life-limiting illnesses

By Dr. Brian Goldman Julie Drury always knew her fragile daughter Kate would die young. Still, she wonders why her child’s doctors never spoke about it. “I think they don’t bring it up because it’s not what they’re supposed to be doing,” says Julie in the living room of her home in Ottawa. “They’re supposed to bemore>>

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The ABCs of Caregiving

The ABCs of Caregiving

by Maryanne Curran Throughout our lives, we each perform a variety of different roles.  For me, I have been a daughter, sister, student, sales clerk, secretary, coach, and a writer.  The one role I thought I would never assume is now the main focus of my life – caregiver. My journey as a caregiver beganmore>>

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Preparing for End-of-Life Care

Preparing for End-of-Life Care

by Kayla Matthews  No one wants to think about end-of-life care, but it remains an unavoidable inevitability for all of us. Caregivers often face the unenviable task of preparing for the death of a loved one during the last months of their lives, and it can be difficult to know where to start. What domore>>

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Difficulties In Devotion: A Blessing in Disguise?

Difficulties In Devotion: A Blessing in Disguise?

By Bhaktisiddhanta Swami We can study the example of a topmost Vaishnavi, Queen Kunti–who prayed for calamity to remember her Lord again and again. Of course, she is the personified zenith of devotional dependence, but we can greatly benefit by trying to at least get a glimpse of her mood. Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.25 vipadah. santu ta-h.more>>

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10 Tips for Communicating With Grieving Kids

10 Tips for Communicating With Grieving Kids

1. LISTEN, TRULY LISTEN: Talking is not always helpful; listening is. Silence can invite more sharing. Advice or comments are not always necessary; often the child just needs to be heard. Actively listen by repeating what you hear them say to ensure you are understanding them correctly by using phrases like “I hear you” andmore>>

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Living Well with a Disability

Living Well with a Disability

Adjusting to life with a disability is never easy, but there are ways to help yourself cope with limitations, overcome challenges, and build a rewarding life. Making the adjustment Adjusting to life with a disability can be a difficult transition. We all tend to take our health for granted—until it’s gone. Then, it’s all toomore>>

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Grief After a Suicide

Grief After a Suicide

This article provides practical suggestions to help you toward healing under the headings: Why Suicide? Initial Shock – this isn’t happening! Anger –Why am I so angry? Guilt – if only I’d done something more Relief – I’m almost glad it’s over Stigma – What do I tell people? Talking to Children Suicide is notmore>>

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