THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Language of Care – Have We Lost It?

Recently, a friend and colleague railed at our collective lack of empathy for homeless people living on the street.  “What kind of a society do we live in where we step over another human being lying on the sidewalk?” she demanded.   I visualised myself on the street, seeing a human shape huddled under a ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Saying "I’m Fine" When I’m Not

Yesterday I was chatting with an online friend – a mother who is lightyears ahead of me in wisdom and experience.  We were talking about coping with the stress of raising a child who is very medically complex.  My friend wrote “I’ve always felt like two people. The woman I present to the world ~ ...