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Karen Purze

Karen Purze is the author of Life In Motion: A Guide for Gathering Life’s Vital Details, a workbook to help people get their affairs in order.

4 Lessons Learned from a Decade of Caregiving

The following is a guest blog from Karen Purze.

When the ER doctor called just as I was heading out the door for a holiday weekend away, I didn’t think about what life lessons I might be learning by putting the needs of others before my own. When my dad greeted me by rattling his water glass at me for a refill before I even walked through the door, my heart didn’t fill with gratitude. That Labor Day I spent moving my mothers’ belongings to a new apartment so she could have a fresh start after another summer spent in rehab? Well, let’s just agree my actions should speak louder than my words.