Posts by Candice Smith

My Turn To Take Care

My Turn To Take Care

By Candice Smith

It’s humbling to need help, particularly when the help you need is with things that are so basic and have been so easy for decades.  Getting up from a chair.  Picking something up off the floor.

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How to Become a Care Partner

How to Become a Care Partner

By Candice Smith

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar…

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Gifts For The Person Who...

Gifts For The Person Who...

By Candice Smith

Apparently Google thinks I’m searching for the perfect “gift for that person who has everything”.  If only it were that easy. Gift giving is a whole lot more challenging when you are searching for...

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Fear is at the Heart of Love...

Fear is at the Heart of Love...

By Candice Smith

...fear is at the heart of love… This line from a song has always resonated with me, even before I became a care partner and lost my Dad to cancer.

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"Chosen Family" Care Partner

By Candice Smith

Recently I learned that a friend is the power-of-attorney and executor for the mother of her ex-husband.  Knowing that her divorce hadn’t been amicable, I was surprised by this until Jennifer said...

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Self Care Support for Care Partners

Self Care Support for Care Partners

By Candice Smith

“Self-care”, a term that returns 2,970,000,000 results on Google in just 0.60 seconds, and just in typing that search term adds more weight to my shoulders.  Self-care for care partners is something...

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