Human Giver Syndrome

Human Giver Syndrome

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" notifications Human Giver Syndrome (Episode 31) Human Giver Syndrome is the belief that some people (the givers) are supposed to exist to put all of their energy into creating comfort and success for other people,...

It’s OK to want to be seen

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" notifications It’s OK to want to be seen for who you are (Episode 29) In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about another radical idea: that it’s OK for caregivers to have identities and lives that don’t...
Yes, it’s hard to decide where to start

Yes, it’s hard to decide where to start

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" notifications It’s hard to decide where to start (Episode 28) In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about why the overwhelming experience of being a caregiver can keep you stuck, unable to make changes to...
What if judgment had no power over you?

What if judgment had no power over you?

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" notifications What if judgment had no power over you? (Episode 27) Can you imagine what your life might look like if the judgment all around you wasn’t such a big deal?  Judgment is really a big and painful part of...
When emotions of family members are overwhelming

When emotions of family members are overwhelming

Caregivers and parents: are the emotions of your family members overwhelming you?  If so, please know you can begin to reduce that overwhelm with three little words! In this short video (it’s less than 4 minutes!), I will show you a sequence of three tiny words...
How not to be overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings

How not to be overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings

Caregivers and parents feeling overwhelmed by stay-at-home orders: are your emotions overloading you? If so, please know you can begin to reduce that overwhelm! In this short video, I help you see what’s really going on in your head. Understanding the connection...
Deflate Overwhelm Part 2 (video)

Deflate Overwhelm Part 2 (video)

Caregivers and parents feeling overwhelmed by stay-at-home orders: are you too overloaded to try to sort out what’s going on around you? Watch as I use some of my favorite building block toys to illustrate how we can begin to reduce that overwhelm. In this...
The primitive brain and a podcast

The primitive brain and a podcast

Photo: Asa Rodger on unsplash That stress you’re feeling? It’s coming from the powerful primitive functions of your brain. But you don’t have to get stuck there. Jason Lewis, founder of consulting firm Responsive Fundraising, courageously put himself...
Need to quickly implement flexible working options?

Need to quickly implement flexible working options?

One of the most common tensions between generations is handling flexible work schedules.  It’s not surprising, really. Our older generations have worked in largely traditional, non-flexible work settings for much of our careers. The very idea that we could request,...