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Caregiving

Breaking Free From My Addiction to Worrying

by Karen on March 12, 2010

Confession: I am a Worrier – with a capital W. I think I might need a 12-step program. “Hi. My name is Karen. I’m a Worrier.” “Hi, Karen.” Because lately, I’ve begun to wonder if I’m not addicted to worry. Over the years, there have been many unexpected crises that have impacted my life dramatically—my […]

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“Hi Mom. It’s Kel. I’m back in the States! We were transported out of Port Au Prince on an Air Force C-17 cargo transport plane to Charleston, SC. Oh, Mom, I have so much to tell you but I’ve been up for almost 36 hours so as soon as I get some sleep, I’ll let […]

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Serving in Haiti: A Mother’s Peace of Mind

by Karen on February 5, 2010

“Hi, Mom. It’s Kel. Haiti is chaotic and crazy but I’m feeling so much better. I think I just had a 24-hour bug. You wouldn’t believe the horrible conditions here but I’m doing great now. Patients are all over the floor of the hospital and it’s total chaos, but we are making a difference and […]

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Perspective on My Aging Mom

by Karen on May 19, 2009

My mom has always been an amazing woman… strong beyond belief, sharp as a tack, and more energy than a roomful of Energizer bunnies! No kidding, my dad had a stroke when he was 53 (his left side was paralyzed) and my mom took care of him single-handedly for almost 22 years until he died. […]

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Hindsight: Steve Jobs Looks Back

by Karen on March 16, 2009

Commencement address by Steve Jobs CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios delivered on June 12, 2005 I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to […]

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Hindsight: The Two Week Delay

by Karen on March 3, 2009

(Note from Karen: This is a true story but my friends asked if I would change their names to protect their privacy. I was happy to comply.) Eric walked into the kitchen as his young wife, Annie, was preparing dinner. The air was fragrant with the aroma of spaghetti sauce and garlic bread. After a […]

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A Time for Celebration: Mom’s 80th Birthday Party

by Admin K on September 19, 2008

There is a time for tears… and a time for laughter.  As frustrating as things have been with my mom lately, it was such a joy to see her happy at her birthday party. No kidding, she had about 165 people there! (She said you can always count on a good turn out at a […]

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Continuing Saga on my Mom and her Driving

by Admin K on September 4, 2008

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