Category Archives: Caring for the Carers

From me to you: Day9: Caregiving

Originally posted on justanotherspoonie:
As a parent with health conditions or parent to a child(ren) with health conditions, what do you hope you’re doing right? As I am neither a parent with health conditions, or one who has a child…

Posted in Caring for the Carers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our imperfect beings

Well.  It has been a while.  Remarkable how difficult it can be to get back into the habit of writing once away from it for some time.  There have been many themes ruminating around my mind these past weeks but … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for the Carers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dung beetle love story

For the past few months there has been much in the news detailing recent scientific observations of my favorite beetle.  The dung beetle, a most amazing creature.  One that has been a totem of mine for quite some time with … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for the Carers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Double, double toil and trouble

“Boil thou first in the charmed pot. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” (the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth) Once again today my class met and found itself engaged with … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for the Carers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zinakekele – Care for yourself

This time of the year is often experienced as a time for care – caring for others; caring for ourselves.  Time for rest, and time for others we care about.  Time to reflect on the blessings that are part of … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for the Carers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Paying attention to the heart

“I also have one of those organs!” she said, hand over her heart, clasping with all her strength,  “A real heart!”  Eyes wide with wonder and surprise.  I had been leading a short session last week with some care workers.  … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for the Carers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whose mountain are you living?

Perhaps having spent this week in the shadow of The Mountain, it is apt to reflect on mountains.  If you have never been to Cape Town this should definitely be on your list of destinations to visit.  And if you … Continue reading

Posted in Caring for the Carers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment