Practicing Self-Care: More Important Than Ever
February may be our shortest month of the year, but it has a lot of love and care packed into it. February is a valuable month for caregivers because each day formally recognizes something to help us focus on our most valuable type of care: Self-care. As caregivers,...
Self-Care In Healthcare: More Important Than Ever Before
Each day in the life of healthcare professionals brings stress and risk along with feelings of satisfaction when making a difference in the lives of others. Giving so much time and dedication might come at a cost to their health and well-being. According to the...
Before You Start With Why, Start With Who – You!
What’s the #1 Thing Holding You Back From Knowing What’s Missing in Your Life? Have you ever felt like you’re not really operating in your zone, at your peak performance? You’re working hard, you’re successful, and yet at the end of the day you don’t really feel...
Are You A Self-Identified Caregiver? In the past month, the issue of people who don’t self-identify as a caregiver has come up multiple times. Yesterday’s experience was really powerful and, as I was going through it with someone, I realized how important it is to...
The Three Gifts of my Journey to the TEDX Talk Red Circle
Sue Ryan of Sue Ryan Solutions giving her TEDx Talk Ultimate Freedom – Unlocking the Power of Choice. How Becoming Lost in the Moment Became THE Moment – The Three Gifts of my Journey to the TEDx Talk Red Circle.
Walk a mile in their shoes
It can be challenging to know how to be supportive of someone without knowing what they’re experiencing or feeling. This includes people who have received a dementia diagnosis – and those who love them.
Have you ever heard the expression: “Walk a mile in my shoes”? It is used to increase the understanding of what someone is going through, so compassion and empathy can be developed for them – without judgment of them.
Accept those with Alzheimer’s as they are, not as they were
Susan Ryan with her husband, Jack, who is living with dementia. COURTESY PHOTO For the past 30 years, I have been a caregiver supporting family and loved ones living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. While my experience helping others has taught me many things,...