Be Kind to Your Mind: The Importance of Healthy Self-Dialogue

“The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.” — David Goggins The importance of healthy self-talk has been broadcast by scientific publications, from state to media websites, and by various professionals, from psychologists to endurance athletes. But what is self-talk and why does having a healthy one matter? Exploring […]

Dealing with Anticipatory Grief

Grief is a natural emotional response or coping mechanism for loss. When a loved one dies for example, grief helps us process and manage the heavy emotional toll that comes with it. However, even if the event of losing someone dear to us hasn’t happened yet, the grieving process can already begin.  Anticipatory grief refers […]

Why International Nurses Day is Celebrated Each May

From helping welcome newborns into the world to providing comfort and convenience to patients on their deathbeds, nurses serve as the “backbone of healthcare” and make up the largest portion of the healthcare workforce. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 29 million nurses globally. Every May 12, companies worldwide mark International Nurses […]

Advantageous Yet Underutilized: Why Americans Miss Out on Palliative, Hospice Care

Despite multiple studies citing its advantages, two-thirds of patients in the US with serious illnesses don’t opt for palliative care, according to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  Hospice care shares the same outlook, in that the majority of Americans who could benefit from it don’t take advantage of […]

When Siblings Share Caregiving Responsibilities

By some twist of algorithm fate, you end up watching a video of an adult bathing, feeding, or giving their elderly parent a piggyback ride.  It may be because it’s recorded in a forgotten corner of your search or watch history. Or maybe it just decided to offer you an idea of a reality many […]

Befriending the Earth and Its Benefits for Seniors in Hospice Care and Everywhere

Reminding humanity to apply diligent care to Earth —  the only known planet in the universe confirmed to host life — has been celebrated every 22nd of April since 1970. In line with Earth Day’s vision to consider more sustainable and mutually beneficial activities for the planet and its dwellers, here are earth-friendly tips based […]