Friday 17 December 2021

ADVOCACY BIG AND LITTLE: You Can't Do Caregiving Without It

I have the pleasure of facilitating a free online course called Caregiving Essentials, offered through McMaster University Continuing Education. A companion project is a free monthly webinar series, also called Caregiving Essentials - it's open to anyone, anywhere. You just have to register to get the zoom link. 

Anyway, I wanted to share my recent webinar conversation about advocating in caregiving with friends and thought leaders in caring, Maggie Keresteci and Sue Robins. I spoke with them in my latest webinar and ohhh man, did we ever have a fun and interesting conversation!!! 

Grab a cup of tea or coffee and have a listen. If thoughts about your own advocacy wins or losses come to mind, post them in the comments - I love to hear from you! 

And if you have time for more holiday listening, you can hear my chat with caregiver and social worker, Stephanie Muskat HERE.  We shared personal stories and talked about Stephanie's clinical therapy practice especially for family caregivers. Want to register for more webinars? Go HERE. Next up in the Caregiver Essentials webinar series is my chat with Dr. Pat McGrath, one of Canada's most distinguished psychologists and researchers in caregiver trauma. Join us for that one on January 11 at noon EST if you can. 


Here is my recipe for White Chocolate, Cranberry, Pistachio Bark - Perfect for making with your loved one, giving or just eating it all yourself! 

1 pound white chocolate (I use Baker's or you can use the same quantity white chocolate chips)

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup shelled, salted pistachios

Melt chocolate in a plastic or glass bowl in the microwave - start at 2 min. on high, then if the chocolate is not all melted, stir and continue microwaving for 25 seconds or until melted (but not burnt!)

Stir cranberries and pistachios into the chocolate. Pour onto foil or parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least one hour. Break into pieces and enjoy! 

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