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 video, I take some of the mystery out of your jumble of thoughts and feelings. FYI: we are all human, so this is something that affects each and every one of us that has a human brain.

I’ve been using my “3 Keys to Great Intergenerational Leadership” as a structure for talking about so-called “soft skills” for a while. So in this particular video, you’ll notice that I’m wearing my “Stop Making Excuses” t-shirt – but I I think the reason we’re allowing overwhelm as an excuse is because we don’t understand it. And the more we can understand it, the less power it will have over us.

As I’ve been saying a lot lately, we can have our own back – or “Be Our Own Oxygen Mask!” We’re in this together. I believe in you. You are doing a good job!

Watch the first short video here – I explain what overwhelm looks like to your brain.

Links to the other videos in the “Be Your Own Oxygen Mask” series can be found here

Need some clarity on (and relief from) what’s going on in your caregiver brain?

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Kay Coughlin, CEO and Chief Facilitator of Facilitator on Fire, has a dream to create a world that is generously inclusive of all adult generations. The best place to connect with Kay is on Instagram. Or, listen to Kay on the "From One Caregiver to Another" weekly podcast.

"Caregiver Coaching" is for family caregivers who are ready to overcome the emotional grind of caregiving. 

Facilitator on Fire's "Building Trust Across Generations" seminar helps leaders and managers build amazing teams that are attractive to people of all ages. Kay's keynote address, "Top Myths of Leading Generations," helps businesses see the hard costs of miscommunication between generations.


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