"How do I deal with the reality of leaving behind the life I had in order to become the primary caregiver to my parents?"
Many professionals, child-free life or with kids, never factor in that caring for loved ones would play any significant role in their career path. Like many in our generation, we never fully considered the potential need to care for our aging parents. Now, with aging parents who have lived through health episodes that once would have killed them, or a parent who has lived beyond an age ever thought possible only, are left with questions and often experiencing: Resentment. Burnout. Hard time staying connected. Stressful relationship. Job responsibilities redistributed. Juggling parents' needs with your company's and family. No energy to reinvent yourself as a former career maverick. It is clear. You need to move on.
Tandy Elisala MA, CPSC, ACH, CHt, TFT-Alg is Energy for Success' guest with host and life & relationship coach Debrah Mathis. Tandy is a Certified Professional Success Coach, Family Caregiver Coach and Author of the book, "Healing Through the Chaos: Practical Caregiving." In this episode, Tandy will share her personal experience as an unexpected caregiver for both parents simultaneously and tips for others taking care of loved ones and how to find some balance in your life during this transition. To learn more, go to www.tandyelisala.com.
Debrah Mathis is the Managing Principal/Chief Executive Officer of E2S Solutions Professional Coaching LLC in Dallas, Texas, a company that delivers bespoke developmental programs that helps you develop a personally effective style of leadership that positively influences and changes not only yourself, but also those with whom you work and interact, as well as your family and relationships as a whole. To work with Debrah, go to www.engagetosuccess.com.
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