My Interview With Salonpas!

When Salonpas reached out and wanted to feature me as a Wellness Warrior on their blog, I was thrilled! They asked so many important questions and I was glad to give my opinion. Here is a little highlight from the interview:

What are the top 5 life lessons you learned from your caretaker experience?

  1. Communicate openly and listen closely. Everyone is going to have a different opinion, so it’s important to understand other perspectives to ultimately come to the best decision for your parent.
  2. It’s okay to ask for help. Do not feel guilty if there are times and situations you cannot handle on your own.
  3. Accept the changes. There is no doubt as you move through this process the dynamics between you and those around you will begin to shift.
  4. Negative emotions are a normal part of this process. Acknowledge them and let them out so that you can let them go.
  5. Keep a sense of humor along the journey; there is always joy to be found in hardship.

Do you have any tips for caring for a loved one? I would love to hear what you think in the comments below!