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JLynn44inALSCareI care for someone with ALS

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JLynn44 is feeling tired

Even after 4 of the last 6 days at home (3 only because I was snowed in!), I'm having a really hard time mustering up the energy to get out of bed today. I've been awake for a couple hours or so but have been doing jigsaw puzzles online . . . . . ...

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I was interview on local Montreal radio station CJAD800 this past Friday about ForThoseWhoCare and ThriveThruSelfCare. Remember, one of the biggest challenges we caregivers face is the constant feeling that we are alone and no one understands. We ...

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Mitzi Perez

I did an interview this morning on CJAD about Stories for Caregivers and Thrive Through Self Care. Listen here!

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JLynn44inALSCareI care for someone with ALS

Okay, it's me, it's my tablet or it's Huddol. This is the fourth time attempting a post. It keeps disappearing before I can finish it! I'm doing speech-to-text and whenever I say 'new paragraph', poof! It's gone!

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SLAQcProinALSCaregiversOffrir du soutien psychologique, technique et financier aux familles touchées par la SLA et…

This Friday February 9th, Éducaloi and L'Appui pour le…oches aidants invite you to a conference on healthcare planning. Learn more about consent to care and the steps to take in order to communicate yours and your loved ones' needs. You can ...

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Prévoir ses soins de santé

Séance d’information juridique organisée en collaboration avec l'Appui Montréal et présentée par Éducaloi sur le thème : Prévoir ses soins de santé.

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Tony1inALSCare

Hi my name is Tony, I am an informal caregiver. I help my mother care for my father who suffered two strokes over the past several years. Also, over time he has begun to show symptoms of vascular dementia.

Through this experience I have learned to ...

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I wrote an article for MList detailing why it is important to care for ourselves before caring for others. It was released today!

https://www.mym…ough-self-care

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Thrive Through Self-Care

According to Statistics Canada, “in 2012, slightly more than 8 million Canadians, or 28% of people aged 15 and over, had provided help or care to a relative or friend with a chronic health problem (help for short-term sickness is excluded).” I imagine that with the aging population, these numbers have only increased. I am part of these statistics. Living life with a sick parent (in my case, with the other one already deceased) is not something I chose for myself. Obviously, no one would choose that for themselves... But if I could change it, lord knows I would! My father has been sick for just over 5 years now. A year and a half ago, when my sisters and I found out that my dad had ALS - a terminal illness, underfunded and far from curable - we had mixed emotions. Relief: We finally knew what was wrong! The mysterious problem now had a name. Defeat: We finally knew without question that we would not be coming out of this with a happy ending. Being a caregiver, though rewarding, is super stressful. Particularly when paired with a full time job, or parenting, or both. I may not be a parent but I have seen the toll it takes on the sandwich generation. Personally, balancing caregiving with a full time job, a side business, and a quite lacking social life rendered me stressed, exhausted and ready to quit. I burned myself out. Not because I made the decision to be my father's primary caregiver but because I didn’t take care of myself while doing so. Caring for someone, without first caring for yourself is like trying to drive a car that has no gas in it. That expression – “running on fumes” – that’s what it makes me think of. You may be able to handle it all for a little while. But, when the adrenaline disappears, you’ll be worse for the wear. The turning point in my journey was actually during my burnout. I sought help from a psychologist who helped me to understand that self care isn’t selfish. That although I may feel guilty (which I shouldn’t!), it did not mean that doing so was wrong.  Another common issue for caregivers is that they do not self-identify as caregivers. This means they don’t recognize that they are taking on a whole other role in addition to their regular lives. Once a caregiver realizes that they are a caregiver, it is easier to ask for help and to find resources in the community. Doing so can lessen the burden on and reduce stress for caregivers. This risk for burnout, and my experience with it, is what led me to write Thrive Through Self Care. The e-book is a guide to kicking stress, depression and burnout to the curb by using self care and is available exclusively through Amazon. Please join me to celebrate its release on February 3rd, from 5-8pm at the Crowley Centre in NDG. All net proceeds from the evening will be donated to the ALS Society of Quebec. Guests can experience an evening of self care with many complementary perks! For all the details and to purchase tickets, click here. Mitzi is the primary caregiver to her father who has ALS. She is also a certified personal trainer, 200-hour registered yoga teacher and a self care advocate. Drawing on this unique mix of experiences and skills, she has written a guide that outlines 7 self care strategies that can help YOU out of burnout, out of depression and into a thriving and healthy state of being.

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Montrealers, don't forget - YOU'RE INVITED!

Join me for the launch party in celebration of my newly released e-book on *self care*. A ticket grants you all these amazing perks: complementary chair massage, makeup application, healthy food&drinks, ...

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Thrive Through Self Care

Have you shown yourself some love lately?  Treat yourself to an evening of self care with complimentary chair massages, flash makeup applications, shopping, healthy bites and more.. Celebrate the release of Thrive Through Self Care, an e-book guiding you on how to use self care to manage stress, depression and burnout. In today's chronically stressed society, a guide like this - and a party like this - are exactly what YOU need.  Wondering if this event could get any better? Net proceeds will be donated to the ALS Society of Quebec, benefitting those suffering with ALS and their families through direct support and research initiatives.  FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Guests 16 or over are welcome, however all guests under 18 will be required to wear a bracelet indicating that they are not to be served alcohol. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is street parking around the venue. Vendome metro station and several buses are in close proximity.   Is there a dress code? Casual chic. Wear what you feel best and most comfortable in! This event is about feeling good and showing yourself some love. Keep in mind that photos will be taken.Sponsored by Steven White, of Michael White Realties.

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genevievemalouin is feeling inspired

happy monday!

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