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Palm Tree
24 Mar 2021
Hello Everyone: My Friday Group Session at 4 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (N.Y. Time) is for those who are widows, widowers or have lost a partner, but others who are interested or have lost a loved one, are always welcomed. Please come to the session on Friday, March 26th if you are free. It will be a texting chat session this week again. I generally have a planned topic or two, but you may also bring issues or questions to the table and we can discuss what is on your hearts and minds. This week my plan is to discuss: HOW CAN COACHING HELP ME THROUGH AND BEYOND MY GRIEF? WHAT IS IT? and also: Discussion--THE BEST VERSION OF MYSELF IS YET TO COME.. Do you believe that statement? Is it possible for you even after you have lost your dear spouse, partner or close loved one? I believe it is probably not, IF you have convinced yourself it isn't possible. Let's talk about that! What else? Well, that depends on what you bring to the table. You make these sessions dynamic. We coaches love to have you attend our sessions, rather than talking to ourselves for an hour or more. Come prepared to chat, to meet each other, or at least to say hi and let us know you're there, if you're shy. You are a valuable part of my community. I see that there are a large number of people who are part of this community, but I would love to meet you in my live sessions. If you are not free at that time, please pop in any time, read what's there and leave some comments. Here's a link directly to my Friday 4 PM group. https://wisdo.com/communities/widowsers-rebuild-lives See you soon! Regards, Coach Iris
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Palm Tree
1 Apr 2021
Loneliness/Dating and Other Issues After Death of Spouse or Partner-Friday, April 2nd, 4 PM New York Time (DST) A chat group tomorrow-not Zoom This is a group for widows and widowers but others are also welcome if they come with an open mind and not with a lot of pre-judgments. If you have lost someone else close to you, we can support you and be understanding, though  most often the issues are not exactly the same as when you have lost your spouse or life partner. You are still welcome to pop in. 
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Canoe
6 Apr 2021
Hi, I’m Wendy and my brand new husband was just diagnosed with terminal cancer. He has approximately 12 months. I am wrecked. We were just getting started. WRECKED.
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Canoe
6 Apr 2021
Sometimes I really need someone to talk to. Someone who gets it. This is the most horrible feeling.
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Canoe
6 Apr 2021
Not sure now this app works.....
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Octopus
Helper
9 Apr 2021
I've been living with my partner for 3 years now. He has just had bad health news in oct. On four problem. one is acute serousous of the liver, two mico colitis, three a pace maker after a cardiac arrest and died was brought back to life, four stomach cancer. I am his caregiver and he he getting worse. He is on hospice as we speak. I never caregiver to this extent and have slot of mixed emotions right now.
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Koala
Helper
18 Apr 2021
I need someone to take to
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Koala
Helper
18 Apr 2021
I need someone to talk to. Another caregiver
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Chestnut
5 May 2021
I haven’t lost a client yet, my clients currently in bad health and I’m trying to prepare. Any advice to prepare me for when that time does come? He’s a private client and has become like family to me.
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Owl
15 May 2021
My dad let the toilet overflow for 2 hours. It ran out into the whole apartment. Sopping wet carpet everywhere. They can’t even get anyone out here til Monday to try and get it out. It seems like just when things are going alright, life sh*ts on me once more. I can’t deal with this..
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Sunflower
11 Jun
I know we are not allowed to post links I won’t but google flixtor and search this movie from the 70’s called the amusement park it’s about how the some of the younger generations of young people neglect,ignore our elderly citizens and sometimes abuse them very powerful messages indeed So sad how we forget those who gave us life
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Palm Tree
Helper
13 Jun
Anyone awake
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Sunflower
25 Jun
I was born to elderly parents and we were poor but we had each other for support we didn’t have too much immediate family members that were there for us just a few,but as long as we had each other that’s all that mattered.When I was growing older those few family members had explained that I should consider putting my parents in a home I said no I will care for them as long as I need to I’m glad I did.When I lived in Florida I worked at an assisted living facility and omg so much residents lonely and crying because no one visited them nor did they have anyone to talked to.My favorite one was this awesome man I would deliver his food and I sit with him and all we did was talk about baseball ⚾️ and those 5 minutes I spent w him made his day.You see we as a world neglect one another and neglect ourselves that’s why there are so many sad and lonely individuals out there,it was an amazing experience taking care of my parents and I’d do it over again because it taught me how beautiful life is and how important it is to learn to respect and love those around you because you might not have long with them but those small moments are the ones that count the most.Not too long ago I had a dream that I was back in my apartment with my mom and dad and there he was watching baseball like we always did ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Tennis
Mentor
27 Jun
Hello there caregiver community! My name is Dr. Gill and I host a weekly session called Gillian’s corner Tuesdays at 2:00 pm EST. Join us this Tuesday as we embark on a brand new journey to keep our brains healthy, vital and sharp ! While you’re caring for others it is important to also care for yourselves. Learn how to help care for brain and join the brain booster challenge
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Tennis
Mentor
27 Jun
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Tiger
16 Jul
Daily affirmation: ✨I am doing my best and that is enough✨ Have a great day everyone! 😊
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Octopus
1 Aug
Hello to all! I am new on here and just wanted take the time to thank EVERY caregiver out there! I’ve been a caregiver for 2 yrs and being an only child to the person I am giving care is NOT easy. It is lonely too at times because of lack of social life and what hurts my heart most is I have no relief. No time for me. I’m so happy I was brought to this community. Hope to make great connections on here!
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Octopus
3 Aug
Each and every one of you ARE AWESOME! ❤
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Owl
30 Aug
Wow, no ones been in here for a while. Oh well, in case anyone sees this. My parents bills are crushing me. My mom recently went into a nursing home, so they took her social security, and now we can’t afford to live in the apartment we just moved into. I recently found out we are still paying homeowners insurance. Does anyone know if there is any way to get some money from that? Or even recoup the money we’ve been paying since my parents house went into foreclosure? I just juggle money every month. Spend all of mine on them. It’s too much and we still have a lease til Feb and I don’t wanna have to move again. It was horrible enough the first time. Any insight would be greatly appreciated..
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Octopus
4 Sep
Was your Dad or Mom in the Military by any chance? There is VA help.
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Octopus
4 Sep
Today was hard. I kept seeing my Mom's face as she cried out in pain last night. She is so tiny and helpless now.
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Evergreen Tree
24 Oct
I cant do this alone anymore. I help take care of my mom. Shes paralyzed from the waist down. My dad passed away Almost a year ago in nov. He was our everything. But my mom just keeps getting sick. She juat got out of the hospital 2 days ago. And im scared ill have to send her back.
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Turtle
25 Oct
Join me in giving a warm welcome to the new members that joined our community! 💫
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Turtle
26 Oct
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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Turtle
27 Oct
KINDESS can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. MAKE A DIFFERENCE for another today. Be kind to people because what you give is what you should expect 👍
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Sunflower
27 Dec
I was a long time care giver to my parents well into their 80’s and if anyone needs advice feel free to hit me up I have a lot of unknown resource information that might help
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Honeybee
Helper
9 Jan
💜Helper Reminder💜 As a helper remember to also take care of yourself. Here are some tips that may help ✨ ❤️ Set boundaries with others 🧡 Recognize & meet your own needs 💛 Speak to yourself kindly 💚 Notice what you are doing well 💙 Take care of yourself 💜 Practice self-care 🤎 Take days to rest 🖤 Give yourself credit for all that you do ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
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Duck
Helper
22 Jan
Hello! I'm new to this group, I have a brother who has muscular dystrophy, I have difficulties to come along with this reality in my life and sometimes (most of it) I guess I come out as cold or not caring or not loving. I have difficulties accepting his disability not because of him but because I'm angry that things can't be different, mostly because it was a medical caused problems by doctors when my mum gave birth. I wonder if there are some books to work through acceptance or a way to do so, if some of you have some advices?
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Honeybee
Helper
1 Feb
Tuesday Quote: " Often the best thing you can do is just be kind (to yourself as well as others) " - Action for happiness
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Honeybee
Helper
2 Feb
Wednesday Quote: "Challenge your negative thoughts and look for the upside " - Action for happiness
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Koala
3 Feb
Faith Is The Key❤️❤️❤️
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Pineapple
Helper
3 Feb
For a few years i was a caregiver for a family member of mine. I found it very difficult since i was young and working very long days of work every day. Despite the difficult time i didnt really come up with any way to make my situation easier. For when i must be a caregiver again, does anyone have any tips how to stay happy and focussed during those challenging times?
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Koala
3 Feb
Hi, I’ve been an LPN for 21 years, my life has been through the storm and the rain… Yet I Trust God unconditionally,yes I questioned Him when my Son passed away! I’ve always been the person to make people laugh. Give them hugs and kisses, make funny faces, do a silly dance, just remember you put that smile on their face before they transition ❤️❤️❤️ At this moment I’m taking care of my older brother, he has had 5 stokes, a couple weeks ago he didn’t know he was in the world,he had Covid since being hospitalized, foot amputated yet he’s still holding on, I get to visit Him now, so I do things that I know will put a smile on His face… You All Be Blessed❤️ Let’s continue to bless each other with our testimonies
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Sled
Helper
9 Feb
Respect for your work
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Lion
Guide
9 Feb
U matter too
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Koala
10 Feb
We Got This… Hold On
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Lion
Guide
16 Feb
We are relied on more than we even no. What we do to care for someone else is the biggest achievement ever! Be proud of who u are
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Popcorn
Guide
18 Feb
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Bear
20 Feb
My husbamd
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Lion
21 Feb
My father has been diagnosed with advance metastatic prostate cancer. I get calls at night during work when he falls etc. I also take him to heart, urologist, and oncologist appointments. I was told by HR that because I do not live with him I do not qualify to apply for FMLA. I do not want to lose my job but need to be available in case of emergencies. Any advice on available resources is appreciated
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Tennis
Mentor
1 Mar
Hello friends! Caregiving can be an incredibly exhausting endeavour. Are you taking care of yourself? Getting enough sleep? This week in Dr. Gill's Super Sleep Challenge we will explore integrating some elements into your routine that will help you get some ZZZZ! Join us on zoom at 2:00 pm EST, 1 CST, 12 MST, 11 am PST https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83714542039
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Pineapple
Helper
2 Mar
Caregiving can be really tough, and at times frustrating. When i feel frustrated i always remind myself who the person is that i am caring for, and what they have done for me. This always helps clear my head
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Tiger
8 Mar
Happy Women Day to y’all
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Panda
22 Mar
Hi everyone! I’ve just joined this community. Nice to meet everyone!
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Grapes
24 Mar
Hello everyone! I’m excited to be here and to get to know you all💜
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Lion
Guide
24 Mar
Hello, I’ve just joined! Don’t be a stranger - please introduce yourself
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Popcorn
Helper
26 Mar
Hey y’all... I feel so bad about myself because I ABHOR visiting my elderly aunt. She has so many expectations of me. I should enjoy visiting and caring for her, but it is one of the things I hate doing most. No one else really visits her and I feel bad. But I hate doing it so much. I only see her out of pity ... no love or happiness. What’s wrong with me ? Why is it so emotionally frustrating to visit her ! I get so angry. I have bad depression. I’m doing my best to keep living. Seeing her doesn’t help ! I just want to off myself to escape the expectations and guilt I feel for not being the ideal niece. Worst part is I’m a nurse. I’m supposed to like doing this shit I guess. 💔🥴
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Popcorn
Helper
27 Mar
Just got done with my duty for the month. It wasn’t that bad. I stood up for myself and my aunt was acceptive of what I did for them. Im going to try and go more often ... I like not spending the night but arriving early and coming back home. Of course she asked me to stay but at this point I don’t think she even thinks about how that affects me and makes me feel like I’m not doing enough. I brushed it off and didn’t let it ruin my good feeling of being a good niece. I’m really dealing with this and I’m here to support and receive support from anyone who wants to talk. PLEASE msg me I need the support too ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Pineapple
2 Apr
Hello everyone! I’m excited to be here and to get to know you all💜
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Deciduous Tree
9 Apr
Hello everyone! I’m excited to be here and to get to know you all💜
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Popcorn
Sunday
Hi everyone! I’ve just joined this community. Nice to meet everyone!
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