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The Lost Identity of Caregivers
The loss of our own voice, our melody—our identity, is a landmine with disastrous effect. That’s why I spend so much time on this issue for my fellow caregivers. We avoid this by reclaiming our identity and acknowledging our feelings out loud. Using our own voices we can express, “I’m tired,” “I’m lonely,” “I’m scared,” “I’m angry,” or “I’m weary,” and seeking the help we need.
Caregivers can also reclaim healthy identities by cultivating trusted and appropriate relationships. In those relationships, caregivers can safely express feelings and challenges with someone who understands their needs. Not limited to just friendships, a relationship with a trained mental health counselor can help sort through issues.
In his weekly radio show, Peter delves into the challenging issues faced by caregivers. From the practical to the spiritual, Peter helps caregivers identify “what help looks like,” while also providing them with the vocabulary and encouragement to ask for that help.
Drawing upon his astonishing understanding of health care issues, a deep compassion for the heartache of caregiving, and his vast experience as a caregiver, Peter empowers fellow caregivers to take charge of their own, finances, and emotional state —regardless of the circumstances of their loved ones.
Knowing the emotional toll of serving as a caregiver, Peter’s outrageous humor brings the fresh air of laughter into the painful places faced by America’s caregiving population. Listeners leave each show feeling stronger, calmer, and better equipped to face the daily difficulties of caring for vulnerable loved ones.
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