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Surprising rewards from taking chances

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I was thrilled this past week to have my company, Caresmart Seniors Consulting, named as one of the finalists in the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards. As our name was announced, I felt a rush of surprise, excitement and a humbleness all at the same time. I suppose the recognition felt especially sweet as a budding …

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Becoming Alive Inside

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Singing was a big part of my life when I was growing up.  It really began when my Mom took me to a series being held at the Paramount Theatre here in Kelowna where they were showing popular old time musicals from a generation gone by.  I remember sitting in the theatre listening to the featured movie that night with …

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LISTENING MORE THAN JUST HEARING WORDS

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A wise old owl lived in an oak, The more he saw the less he spoke, The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?  Unknown author As I wind my way through life I am beginning to understand more and more why we are given two ears and one mouth.  …

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THE IMPORTANCE OF POSITIVE THINKING WHEN CAREGIVING

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Well, as you all know by now, my life is somewhat stressful these days as I care for my aging Mom. Each day brings a change in her condition and with it a new challenge.   As I passed through many daily changes this past week, I began to feel that stress was taking over my life.  It is like the …

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ELDERCARE 911

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Long distance caregiving can present many challenges for family members when trying to be there for parents who are aging.  Last week I received a frantic call at 10:30 pm from the daughter of one of my clients that I provide ongoing senior care monitoring for.  She attentively cares for her parents as best she can while living out of …

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