Pay Attention and Be Vigilant

 

 

Winter indeed, is in full swing!  From frigid temperatures, working in more darkness than daylight to dodging colds and the flu virus, winter is a reminder that a planned focus on self-care is essential to being able to stay the course as a caregiver.  

It starts with a decision.  We know, we know, it's easier said than done.  We encourage you to start by committing to 15 minutes a day of YOU time.  This is your time to journal, meditate,  read, pray, listen to music and/or dance like nobody's watching.  The key is to be "intentional" and "deliberate" about carving time out for self.  Email us @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know what you've committed to and how you're doing with making "YOU" a priority on a regular basis.

At TCG, we wish you good health, happiness and safe travels as you take care  of self and manage all of your caregiving responsibilities.  Remember, you don't have to do this alone.  We ware here to help.  TCG offers a free fifteen minute consultation.  Call us at 303.394.1963.

About Our Coaching Services

We view you as the expert in your life and assist you in excavating truths that allow you to move forward

  • We assist the caregiver in identifying the Spiritual Practice needed to enhance the journey
  • We offer spiritual support, prayers and guided meditations tailored to the caregiver
  • We teach advocacy, mediation and coping skills needed to meet each challenge
  • We offer a sounding board that is a safe haven to express your concerns, fears and needs
  • We offer solutions to family challenges, family mediation and planning
  • We teach you the importance of a “Share the Care” strategy and help you implement it
  • We coach those who care about the caregiver on how to best support the caregiver in their life

Everybody Needs a Break

Throughout my caregiving journey with my mom, I found the winter months particularly challenging.  On a cold, bitter day, with temps hovering below zero, my husband asked my mom, what did she want to do?  Thinking she'd say, "play cards or call one of her sisters", mom responded with, "Let's get out of here.  I want to go to the mall."  This was shocking as my mom hated to go out in the cold weather.

Calling her bluff, I bundled her up, and my hubby settled her into the wheelchair accessible van.  I thought my husband was nuts for taking my mom out and mom even nuttier for wanting to go out in such frigid weather.  I made it clear that I would not be joining them and actually, neither of them seemed to care.  They took off.  Once I was certain they were gone, I curled up with hot chocolate and a book I had long been wanting to read.  

They were gone long enough for me to read most of the book and to begin to worry just a bit.  Three hours later I heard the van pull into the garage.  A bit miffed they had been gone so long, I gave my husband an interesting look and asked my mom, "So was it worth it, going out in that bitter cold?"  Mom said "Yup, sure was!  It gave me a spring break from you."

Services:

Our mission:

TCG's mission is to reduce mortality and morbidity rates among family caregivers by educating, empowering and inspiring caregivers to first take care of self, create a viable plan of care and to help caregivers recognize when they should no longer do the job of caring for a loved one alone.

Our Vision is to provide a safe haven for caregivers to unload, refocus, balance and strategize in order to obtain a healthful state of being in their capacity as caregivers.

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Telephone: 303.394.1963

Email: info@tcgcares.com

Address:
820 South Monaco Parkway #342 
Denver, CO 80224