My Dreams Took Back Burner to Sons’ Dreams. Will It Ever Be My Turn?

Aging Parents: Caregiver's Perspective, Caregivers: The Silent Victims, Diana Keough, ShareWIK Courses, ShareWIK Experts and Authors

I am the proud owner of a new dog named Rudy.  I didn’t need Rudy.  Nor did I really want him. But at the time, I was moving my oldest son out of our home and into his own apartment in New York City, helping my second son pack for a semester in Italy, congratulating my third son on … Read More

Shape Your mind, Transform Your Body: ‘Tis the Season to be…Creative

Aging Parents: Caregiver's Perspective, Allyn St. Lifer, Caregivers: The Silent Victims, ShareWIK Courses, ShareWIK Experts and Authors, Weight Loss: Losing 10-20 Pounds

With Thanksgiving and Chanukah behind us and Christmas, Kwanza, and New Years still ahead, we are right in the thick of the holiday season. This calls for creative measures for those who view the holidays as a sad reminder of lost family members and friends. Not everyone is in the jolly Hallmark spirit this time … Read More

Advance Care Directives – Do They Help the Grieving?

Aging Parents: Caregiver's Perspective, Caregivers: The Silent Victims, Diane Snyder Cowan, Grief, ShareWIK Courses, ShareWIK Experts and Authors

Last week an adult daughter called the bereavement center very distraught. She was worried that she had made the wrong decision in withdrawing life support from her mother. I killed her… I killed her she repeated. After expressing my condolences, I asked about her mother …her likes… dislikes… what kind of person she was…what kind of mom … Read More