Cultivating Self-Compassion in Caregiving: A Path to Healing

A woman who acts as a family caregiver for a senior loved one spends time at the beach practicing self-compassion.

Family caregivers give quite a lot of themselves to meet the needs of their loved ones, often leaving behind their own desires and needs along the way. It may seem normal, then, to assume that caregivers would feel very good about themselves, with high self-esteem and a sense of purpose. However, the exact opposite can…

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Nurturing Yourself: Strategies to Combat the Guilt of Caregiving

: A sad emoji with downcast eyes that exemplifies the guilt of caregiving.

Most people are attempting to juggle several assorted obligations, and for family caregivers, it can feel like trying to juggle flaming swords and knives. It’s normal for family members to become overwhelmed and to experience feelings of caregiver guilt when wanting to provide the best care for a member of the family. The guilt of…

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