THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: When Caregiving Feels Like War: Learn From the Military

The other day, I was listening to a banker talking about the volatility of financial markets.  She used a term I hadn’t heard before – VUCA.  It’s a military term used by forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and it stands for ‘Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous’.  “Wow”, I thought, “that sure sounds like my life!” So, ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Managing Chaos: Lessons for Caregivers From Military Special Forces

The world of illness, disability and caregiving is peppered with terminology from the battleground.  We ‘battle’ cancer.  We ‘fight’ to get our loved ones the services they need.  We don’t invite friends over because our houses look like ‘a bomb went off’.  When the going gets very tough for caregivers, it certainly feels like we’re ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Caregiving in a War Zone

The other day, I was listening to a banker talking about the volatility of financial markets.  She used a term I hadn’t heard before – VUCA.  It’s a military term used by forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and it stands for ‘Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous’.  “Wow”, I thought, “that sure sounds like my life! ...