“Do not slouch.” Those were the last words my great grandma said to me before she died. She always told us she loved us in German before we left. “Ich liebe dich,” But this day I was exhausted. We had stopped by to see her after church and although it was wonderful to see her, … Continue reading “Do not slouch.”
I’m laying in bed. I know I need to be getting up. I have meetings. I have things that need to be done around the house. I have laundry that needs to be washed and a pile of work on my desk that needs to be done. But I’m laying in bed. And I’ll stay … Continue reading How to tell the difference between depression and burnout
"Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off." ~ Demi Lovato I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Monday December 16, 2013 (at around 5pm). It was a gloomy day, which I find … Continue reading My journey to recovery
The other day someone asked me what my ultimate goal is when I finish school. Without giving it a second thought, I responded with medical school. For seven years now I've said I wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor. I mean, all of the books I have my on "to read" … Continue reading How my mental health made me realize what career I wanted
It's that time of the year where everyone reflects on the past year and the coming year. It's a time where people set goals for themselves in the hope that they'll accomplish them sometime throughout the new year. The only thing about New Years resolutions is that they're often failed within the first month of … Continue reading Alex’s New Years Resolution(s)
Keeping in theme with yesterday's post, today I'll be going over some the of most frequently asked questions about caregiver burnout. I've decided that, because ther are so many questions that people may have, I'd pick the top three (3) and share them with you! 1. What is Caregiving? Caregiving is essentially caring for others. … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout FAQ
In my honest opinion, I believe that everyone, at some point, has experienced caregiver burnout. Also, I believe that there are more cases of caregiver burnout than we'd like to admit too - meaning it's a lot more common than we think. I know for me personally, I've experienced caregiver burnout an amplitude of times … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout
In 2007 I became a victim of workplace bullying.