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Lessons Learned Caring for Mom

May 16, 2023 Cathy VandenHeuvel Episode 161
Lessons Learned Caring for Mom
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Lessons Learned Caring for Mom
May 16, 2023 Episode 161
Cathy VandenHeuvel

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This was the first Mother's Day without my Mom.   Mother’s Day  was a hard day for me.  Honestly, I felt like I was kicked in the gut.  And then when I tried to stand up, it kicked me back down again.  My heart and mind was so heavy.  I missed my Mom so much and felt that void even bigger yesterday.  

I caught myself (at first) getting angry at myself for not being strong and pushing through it.   I could hear my Mom saying “suck it up, Cathy”.    I had to find peace in allowing myself to be and feel this way.  

In today's episode, I unpack:

  • the letter I wrote myself
  • my relationship with my Mom,
  • how I took a step back and realized the what I learned in my caregiving journey
  • insights you can take away from my lessons


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Send Cathy a text:)

This was the first Mother's Day without my Mom.   Mother’s Day  was a hard day for me.  Honestly, I felt like I was kicked in the gut.  And then when I tried to stand up, it kicked me back down again.  My heart and mind was so heavy.  I missed my Mom so much and felt that void even bigger yesterday.  

I caught myself (at first) getting angry at myself for not being strong and pushing through it.   I could hear my Mom saying “suck it up, Cathy”.    I had to find peace in allowing myself to be and feel this way.  

In today's episode, I unpack:

  • the letter I wrote myself
  • my relationship with my Mom,
  • how I took a step back and realized the what I learned in my caregiving journey
  • insights you can take away from my lessons


Support the Show.

Thank you for listening. If you know of another caregiver who could benefit from this podcast, please copy and share this episode.

Follow me by clicking on the links below: