Browsing All posts tagged under »spreading cheer«

My 81-year old twin

August 31, 2016

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I met Jean* and her daughter, Alice* for coffee at a nearby Starbucks today. Jean loves the ‘Bucks cappuccino as do I! I saw her sitting at a table while her daughter was getting their beverages. Jean looked so elegant in her black broad-legged linen capris and matching shirt. She wore a loose denim cape […]

Conversations with a 96-year old

May 17, 2016

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The first day I met Jay, he asked me, “Guess how old I am!” I said, “85”. “No, I am 95,” he said proudly. He turned 96 this past December. He does everything himself, without assistance. He bathes, eats, uses the washroom by himself. He walks independently with the help of a cane. He is proud […]

Of Messy, Yet Simple Things

April 2, 2016

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It was a cold winter morning, in January 2015. I woke Sid up and pleaded with him to go with me to this little shop on Dundas that sells fountain pens – you know, ink pens, like from way back. It was the day I first felt a stirring to revive the good ol’ days, or […]

10 Communication Tips I Wish I Knew as a Dementia Caregiver

August 29, 2015

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Hindsight is always 20-20. I was an Alzheimer’s caregiver between 18-15 years ago. The world was a different place then. The internet was not as big as it is today and nor was Alzheimer’s a household name. Not in India, anyway. As time has passed, my work with families and people with dementia has increased […]

A Life-Changing Experience at 34!

July 17, 2015

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I have always been an adventurous person. I’ve done brave things like sit in a hairdresser’s chair and told him to go nuts and style my hair as he wished. I have coloured my hair in rainbow hues. Yes, basically I have done a whole bunch of hair stuff. I am a daredevil, you see! […]

Our Dry-Cleaning Lady

November 9, 2014

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When you move to a new place, and some of the service providers start recognizing you, you begin to feel more at home. This epiphany came to me when I went to drop off our dry-cleaning a few weeks after we moved to Toronto. The owner of this store is a pleasant South-East Asian* woman, always smiling, […]

My Mother’s Barber: Alzheimer’s Diary

October 31, 2014

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They say it takes a village to raise a child. As caregivers, we realize that it takes an entire community to deal with Alzheimer’s. Extended family members, friends, neighbors, healthcare professionals, coworkers, employers, employees, service providers like household help, etc.; a personalized universe of all these groups and more is essential to help a family […]

Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee

Mom, wife, adoptee, Huffington Post blogger, advocate and somewhat self-deprecating and neurotic goofball.

Because i love to write thats why

Writing my way through life..

Conundrum.

dabbles in writing, loves music and nature. Sierra Leonean

Ilana Williams

Be the Change. Inspire Others. Get Fit. Live your most Courageous Life.

Chronically Grateful Me

Learning to Live with Osteoarthritis, Osteonecrosis ,Factor V Leiden and a Few Other Things That Cause ChronicPain , Inflammation & Learning How Plant Based Foods,Herbology and Essential Oils Help Ease the Pain. Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food

MyCrazyNewWorld

My life "Living well with Dementia" in my own words

Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware

Living skillfully well with chronic conditions

Authentically Mad

~ Madison Paige ~

Maranda Elizabeth

To be true to my own weirdnesses.

The Journey to Me

My thoughts and experiences about the battle to find the way back to myself

The Catalysts for Change

Bringing awareness to mental illness and sexual assault

A Moreno Blogs

Seeking Stories. Discovering pamana.

Slay Girl Society

A website for people who want to thrive with positive mental health. Created by a woman with bipolar disorder.

Everlasting Smile Wisdom

Be the reason for a million smiles but never be a reason for even a single grudge

Mental Break - In Progress

please hold while I direct your call...

Eating Disorders

My journey through it all

vivaran

Everything Matters

Pigs, Figs & Higgs

Making it up as I go.

anatomy of a mother

Strong. Beautiful. Dedicated. Self-less. Inspiring. Friend.

Weird and Wonderful

Reflections for self awareness.

Embracing My Scars

Women empowerment. Equal rights. Domestic violence. Sexual abuse. Eating disorders. Self harm. Miscarriage. And the road to recovery.

Social Health

Insights on the Power of Social Bonds

Daily (w)rite

A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

kateswaffer.wordpress.com/

Kate Swaffer: Creating life with words: Inspiration, love and truth

PiesLiesAndThighs

I am my own therapist. Writing is my therapy.

off~peak

learning to go with the flow by going against the tide

karenwriteshere

Hope isn't an emotion, but a daily choice. Keep choosing the path of hope.

Which me am I today?

One person's experience of living with dementia