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It’s You. You Are the Problem

By on Sep 9, 2017 in Blog |

It’s You. You Are the Problem Have you ever taken a moment to think about your choices? You are not physically ill but your body is lethargic and your mind disoriented. You have blamed it on the foul weather, your demanding job, and even your friends for asking too much of you. Here is the blatant truth: they are not the problem, you are. When you are not mentally well, even your physical ability will be affected. Here are just a few things you need to know. Confide In Someone You are not an island. Find someone to talk to about the stresses of your job. Caregiving takes a lot from you because you learn to put the needs of others before yours. Sometimes, pouring your heart out eliminates the need for perfection. You don’t need to be perfect, and you will never know that unless you talk to someone who understands the nature of your job. Take A Break You refuse to take a few days off because your patients need you. Well, that they do, but you will be of more use to them in your best, both mentally and physically. There is nothing wrong with disconnecting from your daily routine and connecting with nature. Don’t Ditch the Gym Fitness is the surest way of staying at the top of your game. Half an hour’s walk, Zumba, unsupervised dancing in the privacy of your home (however uncoordinated), and some relaxing yoga are amongst ways to keep fit. You will need tons of energy as a caregiver, and your healthy self will be a good example to your patients. Take It Easy Most of us are our worst critics. Well, you don’t have to beat yourself up so badly every time something goes wrong. Be your own cheerleader and accept self-correction whenever you err. A little reward for a good job done is not a bad thing either.    ...

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Do You Have Five Minutes

By on Aug 21, 2017 in Blog |

Do You Have Five Minutes? In most cases, five minutes does not seem like a long time. For those working in caregiving professions, such as psychiatrists, physicians, RNs, Social Workers, and others, this brief period is a tiny fraction of the time dedicated to ensuring the well-being of others. Such careers, while offering an invaluable service to others, bring a heightened risk of burnout for these professionals. Enter Dr. Marilyn Joyce, who believes that five minutes is all it takes to restore your energy and reclaim your sense of appreciation. In a busy work schedule, finding time for self-care is challenging, especially for those balancing their own needs with those of people in need of special care. Dr. Marilyn, the Vitality Doctor™, created her five strategies specially designed to boost the energy of caregivers. She offers this resource free to caregivers, guaranteeing that their use five times daily will restore energy instantly. Beginning her career in Biochemistry and Nutrition, then as a Yoga teacher, Dr. Marilyn has forged a career based on integrative wellness. Her unique background allows her to view well-being from a scientific perspective, as well as from a perspective based on the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. In her over thirty years of experience as an author, educator, and international speaker, Dr. Marilyn is a Registered Dietician who also holds a doctorate in Psychology and Nutrition. As a cancer survivor and former Director of Nutrition for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, she also has special knowledge of both dealing with life-threatening illness, as well as treating it. It is this expertise that Dr. Marilyn wants to share with those who most need it – those offering care to people coping with health issues from across the spectrum. Her book, “INSTANT E.N.E.R.G.Y.™: The 5 Keys to Unlimited Energy & Vitality,” offers detailed strategies to combat fatigue and burnout. While five minutes may not seem like much time, five minutes may be all it takes to restore your energy and see that those depending on caregivers are in the hands of well-rested, recharged professionals who can best meet their...

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How to Avoid Depression as a Caregiver

By on Aug 19, 2017 in Blog |

How to Avoid Depression as a Caregiver It takes a special type of person to be a caregiver. Caring for those who are sick or in pain can be quite difficult as you must provide healthcare but also positivity. Over time, you can become invested in a patient and it hurts you to see the individual suffering. As a caregiver, you must learn how to deal with your emotions and stay positive. It is easy for a caregiver to become depressed, especially when dealing with terminally ill patients. Showing Love How do you avoid becoming depressed when you are surrounded by individuals who are fighting for their lives? Staying positive is the key. Express the emotions you are feeling on a day to day basis by showing love to your patients. When you express love and care to your patients, they will provide the same for you. And while you know the patient may be suffering, any comfort you can give us solace, no matter how trivial it may seem. Talk it Out It can also be helpful to talk about any sad or troubling feelings you may be experiencing as a caregiver. Talking to a professional such as Dr. Marilyn Joyce can help you to feel better. Sometimes simply talking does the trick or you might need coping mechanisms in order to remain positive and not let the negative side of the caregiver job get you down. You can even talk to co-workers to express how you are feeling as they have most likely felt the same way. It can be especially hard when a patient passes away. You can be left feeling grief, especially when you were close to the patient. Talking out your feelings can help you to get a release that is much-needed as a caregiver. Overall, you must remember to take care of yourself. You have to be at peace in your heart and mind in order to provide quality care for others. Show love and talk about your feelings so you can avoid deep grief or depression due to the nature of your employment...

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Why Counseling And Training Is A Must for Caregivers

By on Aug 19, 2017 in Blog |

Why Counseling And Training Is A Must for Caregivers When someone is suffering from physical, emotional, or financial stress, lack of privacy, or going through some feelings of isolation and loneliness, a professional caregiver provides almost all types of emotional and/ or physical care for that person. But it is a matter of great regret that nobody cares for the needs of a caregiver. Both physically and mentally, Caregiving is a challenging task, and it takes its toll both in aching muscles, bones and in spirit and psyche. If caregivers can achieve important counseling and training when they need, they will be capable of maintaining the quality of care as well as positive outlooks. Dr. Marilyn Joyce, a fitness expert and cancer survivor, who has more than 25 years of experience in the industry is extremely dedicated not only to guiding and counseling those caregivers, but also in providing them with the most useful information, tactics, and tools in order that they can bring the joy and energy back to their mind and body. It can be hard to pick a good medical professional who can help caregivers get back on track and live a vigorous life, and finding out the best one is one of the most important tasks. At drmarilynjoyce.com, caregivers easily realize the importance of a medical expert like Dr. Marilyn Joyce, to increase their fitness level and motivation. A lot of caregivers undergo periods of depression, burnout, and frustration. They put their heart and soul into many significant tasks, and their emotional toll is quite devastating, at times. Caregivers who are trained and provided with emotional and physical support can easily cope with difficult situations and clarify the requirements of care receivers. The motivational speech, audio and video materials, and printed books of Dr. Marilyn Joyce can help these caregivers achieve a wholesome lifestyle and lead an easier and happier...

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Take Care of Yourself Just as You Take Care of Your Patients

By on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog |

Take Care of Yourself Just as You Take Care of Your Patients Caregiving is not an easy task especially when it includes providing the needed care for someone with a debilitating condition. It can even be stressful especially when you have to juggle between taking care of your family and taking care of someone else. As a caregiver, the first thing you should do is care for yourself. This means that you have to learn strategies where you can handle your own health and the health of those around you. This is often the most forgotten component of a caregiver’s life giving himself to others and taking himself for granted. How You Can Care For Yourself While Caregiving Providing care for another person is a stressful job because not only does it require you to manage your patient’s overall health, but you should also manage your health as well. In reality, caregivers are more susceptible to health problems because of the mental and emotional stress of work. Juggling work, raising children, and fending someone else can increase your risk for deterioration of quality life leading to depression, anxieties, and chronic illnesses. The overwhelming tasks can sometimes be disheartening that it can make you feel beaten. Effectively Manage Your Caregiving Role and Personal Life There are many ways on how you can manage your caregiving role and family life. This will give you a better perception on how to do things effectively and juggle everything in your hands. Dr. Marilyn Joyce, a registered dietitian and lifestyle practices advocate can help you take your life back. Her work focuses on how you can create a balance between your professional career and personal life with lectures and mentoring that helps you create effective strategies for yourself. Her comprehensive approach to life and career balance will boost your energy helping you get better with your caregiving duties and family...

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