Blog: Self Development Coaching

What is on Your Priority List?

Prioritizing is a coping strategy. It is especially important to set priorities when life becomes overwhelming. A good way to prioritize is by making a “to do list”. On the “to do list”, what often will get overlooked, especially when overwhelmed, is self-care. “I don’t have the time.” That is the statement I often hear when I mention self-care activities such as exercise, meditation or enjoyment to not only clients but also family and friends. In theory, everyone would agree that self-care is important but in practice, where’s the time to follow through? What is wrong with this picture? Prioritizing can be an effective coping strategy if the list of priorities really help you to cope. So it

Keeping It Together: You are not alone!

It is not unusual for family caregivers to feel isolated and alone. I felt alone while I was caregiving. Before the millennium, I was a caregiver for my father. He lived the last four years of his life with dementia. Since my mother died years earlier, the responsibility fell upon his children to provide for his care. As one of two siblings, I was his primary caregiver. My dad, Hershel Silverberg was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and kind words for everyone. Prior to becoming ill, he lived on the second floor of his triplex as a social widower. One of his regular visitors, pretty much daily was his brother, my uncle. They played dominoes their way counting points. I enj

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