A Brief Encounter

Sometimes you meet someone just briefly, yet you know deep in your being that you were supposed to meet. Maybe there is no rhyme or reason but when you are supposed to know, you will know. In the meantime be yourself, go about your every day business and when the time is right you will know.

Once in a while this person’s aura or energy or light will reach out to you.  Embrace it with all your being. If you don’t understand it, it’s still all right. Be aware, stay alert, go with the feeling and let it energize you. And if you are wrong, so what did you lose and so what? Just a little time and attention.

Then when you least expect it who knows what will happen.

I wrote this during the time I was a caregiver, while I was writing Behind The Mask.

Since I decided that my journey now is for everyone to Adopt A Caregiver, I’ve met many of these people. You just know they are put in your path to help you. Thank you and bless you.

It’s just like I said, word of mouth is potent, one by one by one we are getting the word out about Adopt A Caregiver. Several websites have approached me and said they wanted to write about my Adopt A Caregiver program, and I gave my permission. Several people have heard me speak, and want me to speak to other groups, and I have accepted.

I am so proud and grateful and blessed to have all these good people put into my path. Together we are going to make a difference in the life of the caregiver.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Thank You

Thank you to Gloria and all the men and women who came this afternoon to hear me speak about Behind The Mask, and Adopt A Caregiver. I’m so sorry that some of you could not hear me It has been a bad Fibromyalgia day, and my voice wasn’t strong eough to carry throughout the room. I appreciate your listening, and your comments, and again thank you.

Thank you to Linda Abbit for including me in your blog, www.tenderlovingeldercare. com  I will call you when we come to California. Promise.

And thank you to Elizabeth who also included me in her blog. www.genbetween.com

And coming up this week, a huge thank you to Gary and Steve who will help me straighten out my website and blog. Hopefully, it will make it easier for all of you to comment, and I would love your comments.

I am speaking to Senior Resources on Thursday.

I’d like to thank the U.S. Patent office, but I have not yet heard from them. I am trying to trademark Adopt A Caregiver. We are also talking about setting up a Non Profit this week.

Yes, I’m a busy lady. But as the doors are being opened, I am going through them., Sometimes head first, and sometimes upside down.

I feel blessed and grateful that these doors are opening, one by one.

And I feel blessed and grateful that word of mouth, which I say, is so potent, is starting to work. One by one, we will help all the caregivers. Starting in our own community.

In our community, that is how is should be, one community at a time. Every community has caregivers. Find them, befriend them. They need someone. Let it be you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

God's Roller Coaster

In 1992, our art collection of kissing couples was shown on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

In 1993 my husband was suddenly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, and the Alzheimer’s Association and UCI ( Ujniversity of California, Irvine) insisted we keep it a secret. So I started a secret journal and poured myself on to the pages. Seven years later, God’s plans changed and Howard’s diagnosis was changed. No more Alzheimer’s. When I showed Howard my journal, he insisted I publish it, and I did as Behind The Mask.

This is what being on God’s roller coaster is like.

I wrote, “What is normal? Is it sitting around the dining room table after Thanksgiving and sending the kids out to play after we ate, and then we discussed doctor assisted suicide and what would happen if there wasn’t a doctor assisted suicide program allowed in my state.”

What is normal? Normal is our lives today. Normal is opening your eyes and seeing all the things we have to be grateful for. For the love we have for each other and our family, our friends, our laughter, and even our tears. Normal is living with hope, gratitude and love. Normal is being us.

After my book was published a light-bulb went off in my head. This book’s purpose was to help caregivers. By reading it everyone would know the emotions all the new caregivers are going through. I know I can’t wipe away all their tears, but I can help them get through the day.

Adopt A Caregiver. I am devoting the rest of my life to make this happen. One by one by one, word of mouth is potent. We can all help. We all know a caregiver. All it takes is an email. Be a friend, and really listen.

Determination, passion, compassion is what I have. I need everyone’s help to get my words out to the community. My community, your community.

I guess I am still on God’s Roller Coaster.  Thank God.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene