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- “From Surviving to Thriving – How to Care for Yourself as You Care for Others”Caregiving is a task that we all face at some point in our lives, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Your time, energy and emotions are drained as you do your best to manage your life as well as someone else’s. Join me as I share my own caregiving stories and offer you three life giving tips to get you through this journey.
- “Advanced Planning and Other Secrets to Enjoying a Worry-Free End-of-Life Journey”Have you found yourself in a caregiving role or are you dealing with a loved one with a terminal illness? If so, it’s time to begin a conversation with your loved one about their end-of-life wishes, thoughts and feelings. This conversation feels intimidating to many, but I will lead you through the process. By the end of this session, you will be able to confidently talk to your loved one and give them the freedom to live their life fully until the end without worry or fear.
- “What Do You Mean, ‘All is Well??’”When my husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness, he would often comfort me by saying, “…wherever we are, God is, and all is well.” This is the hardest thing to believe amidst the shock and pain of learning that you will lose a loved one. I will share my personal story of saying goodbye to my husband and help you to see how attitude can often define experience. See how that simple prayer transformed my heart and enabled me to see the blessings amidst the brokenness and learn how to make that same thing possible for you.
- “Biggest Regrets of the Dying”The first question we ask when we meet someone new is, “What do you do?” This question can easily define us and somehow quantify our worth to the world. The dying, however, want us to know that life is about so much more than what we do. Join me as we discuss the biggest regrets of the dying so that you can live a life overflowing with blessings.
For more than fifteen years, hospice professional Madelyn Balitz has cared for people nearing their final days and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. She poured herself into All is Well: Understanding the End of Life, Caregiving, and Hospice Care with compassion, personal stories, and courage. Readers will come to understand the special needs of the dying and those who care for them.
Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement in the 1960’s, said: “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life.