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Candice Smith

Inspired to change the experiences for all family caregivers, in 2017 Candice founded Caregiven. When she’s not advocating for how individuals, societies and cultures think and approach death, she’s celebrating living in the Pacific NW with her husband, two children, family and friends (pets included).

Homeward Bound - Tips on Seeing Family for the First Time in So Long

Memorial Day is here...the “official” start of summer and the time for reflecting on those who are no longer with us, the freedom to wear white, and possibly gather in the backyard with family and friends.  I just read the statistic that 37 million Americans will be on the roads this weekend. How many of us will be traveling to see family for the first time in forever?

My Turn To Take Care

It’s humbling to need help, particularly when the help you need is with things that are so basic...

How to Become a Care Partner

“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar…

“I --- I hardly know, Sir, just at present,” Alice replied...

Gifts For The Person Who...

Apparently Google thinks I’m searching for the perfect “gift for that person who has...

Fear is at the Heart of Love...

...fear is at the heart of love…

This line from a song has always resonated with me, even before...

"Chosen Family" Caregiver

Recently I learned that a friend is the power-of-attorney and executor for the mother of her...