Getting in touch with our selves

Join Adrienne as she discusses writing exercises that encourage and support you to stay in touch with who you are and what you want. As you learn and practice using writing as a vehicle to take you out of your current environment, it becomes easier to reclarify who we are and reassert our own identity.

Hear how Adrienne used writing stories to remind herself of her life before caregiving and how doing so helped put into perspective that caregiving was only one part of who she is. In all the ways that caregiving is a beautiful and generous gesture, it can often steal away our sense of self. Using reflective writing practices are a fantastic way of inviting a deeper part of our self back into our lives.

Written by Adrienne Gruberg
Adrienne Gruberg is a former family caregiver and founder of The Caregiver Space. After six years of caring for her late husband and mother-in-law she conceived of an online support space all caregivers could come to. Adrienne holds a BFA from Boston University. She founded AYA Creative in 1982, an award winning graphic design, marketing and advertising company. Her design training has helped shape the website and her personal and professional experience continues to inform and influence the caregiver centric support experience she has created at The Caregiver Space.

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  1. One day at a time people! Don’t worry over tomorrow, God gives enough strength for today!

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  2. I don’t even know who I am anymore, or what to do when this part of my life is over. I will have to start all over financially, socially, etc w/ 6 cats, 2 birds, no money, & who knows what physical shape I’ll be in. I’m worried. I almost feel like I am nothing without my parents so there’s not much point in going on.

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    • i really understand, i feel the same way, and am in a simular position

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    • My mother died 12 and a half weeks ago from Alzheimers. I cared for her at home for 10 and a half years. I am grieving so much. All of these issues are real, but I am glad I was able to give her the care and love she needed. I found and still find support groups essential. Also the Alzheimers Association’s 800 number where I can speak to a compassionate counselor. Not a cure, but definitely relief.

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  3. IT DOES SEEM TO MAKE YOU JUST THERE AND NOT WHO YOU ARE IN ALL ASPECTS OF YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU CANNOT PURSUE.

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  4. I would love to be apart of this type of format. I have recently found myself living with my mom. Even though she is still able to care for herself, she has some health issues and I find myself getting lost in her life, her home, her way…maybe writing would allow me a way to vent and regain some of my own identity.

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