- Care from a Place of Love vs. Guilt-Stories of Hope with Suzi Rayna Neises 22:07
Rayna Neises, your host, talks with Suzi Colthurst. Suzi has always loved helping people and is passionate about dignifying people who experience challenges communicating. As a Speech Language Pathologist, she specialized in helping those who struggled with dementia. After Suzi became her parents’ primary advocate, she realized that putting all of this together is where she wanted to bring value to others. Suzi is now a dementia specialist who empowers others to help keep their parents safe at home without breaking the bank and burnout. She shares the following insights:
- [4:30] Offering respite and support is an important piece when you are not the everyday hands-on person.
- [5:17] If you don’t laugh, you are going to cry, so you might as well laugh.
- [6:42] Seize the moment and be present.
- [8:08] The constant guilt while caregiving can be surprising.
- [12:19] When you are deep in, it is hard to look past the problem.
- [12:58] God shows up to comfort, but also to help carry the burden.
- [17:08] You can honor your loved one without dishonoring yourself.
- [18:20] Care from overflow and love vs. guilt.
- [19:03] Caregiving was never meant to be toxic over all other areas in your
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