Entries by Jnette

Becoming A Good Social Media Citizen

It’s important to know what it means to be a good citizen, not just in the “real world” but also in our online world. After all, we probably spend as much time, if not more, engaging with our online communities as we do our local communities.

Do You Know What You Signed Up For?

Do you remember when you signed up as a Facebook or Instagram user? Admittedly, I have a vague memory of getting my Facebook account and no recollection at all of actually creating my Instagram or Twitter accounts. Even if you do remember your glorious entry into the realm of social media, you probably don’t remember […]

Encouraging others as a form of self-care.

Recently, I was told that I am a great encourager. I immediately smiled because, for me, this is the best encouragement of all. More and more, as I journey to discover what my purpose is, my gifts are, and where those gifts are best placed, I often come back to the idea of encouraging others. […]

Growing Up Caregiving: Survival Mode

I have been a caregiver for my mom longer than I have been a mom. In 1984 my mother was diagnosed with an illness. She was hospitalized, surgery performed and then sent home months later with a ton of medications and a whole new way of maneuvering through life. One of my earliest memories is […]

It Is Time To Talk About Caregiving and Codependency

Yes. It’s time. Time to talk about being a codependent caregiver or, as it is often referred to among mental health professionals, caretaking. Though sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably, caregiving and caretaking are two very different things. Caregiving is providing care for a loved one by doing for them the things they cannot […]