I am largely a self-educated person. Yes, I have taken seminars and attended certification courses for my line of work. But I have gone way beyond those. I look at my experiences as a classroom in earth school. When faced with a problem or situation, I ask myself, "what's the best way … Read more about Musings On a Life
If you have been to my blog in the past, you might have seen me write, "What goes around comes around." I don't know who said it originally, and I don't much care, I just know that my Dad said it quite a bit when I was growing up. I took it to mean that things go out of fashion for one … Read more about Working Out At Home
Empathy and compassion have a significant place in the skills of a caregiver's tool kit. When you put yourself in the position of the vulnerable patient, it's easier to identify where you need to be cautious and prudent. … Read more about Hints For Care Giving Post Surgery
I have been a body worker for 33 years. I enjoy meeting people and working on people very much. The best part about having as much experience as I do is that I can be helpful on a different level. … Read more about Massage For Health
Guest post by my dear friend Julie Klutinoty "It had been almost two years since we moved mom into the ALF (assisted living facility) where she was becoming quite comfortable. … Read more about Mourning is a Physical Thing
Guest post today from Harry Cline. Thank you, Harry, for sharing your insights with us. Most seniors want to age in place, but few of them live in homes suited to the needs of aging owners. Living in a home that doesn’t meet your needs is more than an inconvenience — it can also put your health … Read more about Is Your Home Safe For Aging In Place ?
There is a saying about how rough times teach you the most. As cliché as it sounds, it’s pretty accurate in my case. Over the past 30 years, I have grown and changed. Most of the time it was my choice. I have always been interested to learn new things, to experience how exercise could … Read more about Good Bye Alice
Every career has its perks, and massage is certainly one that has plenty of them. I have worked with many of my clients for years and years, and now I am working on their children and in some cases, Grandchildren. … Read more about Remembering Special Times
We have a guest blogger this week. Mr. Harry Cline. Mr Cline is a caregiver who also is the creator of NewCaregiver.org and author of the upcoming book, The A-Z Home Care Handbook: Health Management How-Tos for Senior Caregivers. As a retired nursing home administrator, … Read more about 5 Reasons Seniors Should Try Yoga And Meditation
As a massage therpaist, a practitioner in The Healing Arts and a caregiver, I have spent most of my time doing what I think should be done or what I have to do. I love my work and I've enjoyed being helpful to people I've taken care of, but I'm at a point in my life where I want to start doing … Read more about Massage Therapist and Voice Actor?
I have been working with bodies for so long now, and I am well-known here in Brevard County, and when there is a situation involving pain of surgery, my people often call on me for more than massage work. I also help some of these clients as they are preparing for or recovering from … Read more about Caregiver for Post Operative Recovery
People will ask me, "Val, why do the tendons in my butt hurt"? There could be several reasons, but let's start with the most straightforward one. If you ask someone who does yoga they would explain how the hips shorten and tighten. Through lack of exercise and movement, most of … Read more about Why Is My Gluteus Maximus in Pain?