Of course we’re proud! Dr. Ina truly exemplifies “living on purpose”…
When “The Knitting Doctor” (Dr. Ina Gilmore – Ambassador of Elder Care on How to Live on Purpose) first announced that her “Caregiving with Purpose” site had been named in the Top 25 Best Alzheimers Blogs, you could have heard us shout our excitement from a hundred miles away!
Why? Ina holds a special place in our hearts. She is the kind of person who is so genuinely interested in others, and in finding ways to serve them — every moment of every day of her life! Dr. Ina absolutely expresses her life purpose…
She’s taken her professional expertise, her personal life experience and her compassion and commitment to serve others and is using her unique gifts and talents to help others to make the world a better place.
When Ina created “A Heart Plan” we were BLOWN AWAY! Talk about a simple, practical and extremely effective system to help get you — and keep you — on track in taking better care of yourself…and enjoying (truly!) your life…right now!
I (Terri) could hardly contain myself as she described, step-by-step, this simple system that she put together. It’s based on her years of both professional and personal experience as a caregiver.
And, if you’re like me, you probably don’t even think of yourself as a caregiver. You’re just doing what you know needs to be done, because it’s the right thing to do.
But, and be honest with yourself now, you know it’s taking its toll on you! You need — and you DESERVE — to take better care of yourself.
I remember speaking with my brother, Christian some months ago. I thanked him for all the love and care he and his wife, PeiLi so generously give to our Dad. They are always doing something, from making and delivering meals, yard work, running errands, taking him to doctors appointments and spending time visiting.
Yet, when I acknowledged that, all Christian could say was, “Well, we just do it because we love him!”
In his wildest dreams, he never saw himself as Dad’s caregiver…just a loving child who wanted to ‘do the right thing’ and make Dad’s life more comfortable. That’s the selfless heart of a caregiver.
And that’s why it’s so easy to keep giving, and not notice that it’s starting to effect you…
Look at it this way: if you DON’T take care of yourself, you won’t have the energy, stamina and compassion necessary to care for anyone else. So do yourself a BIG favor, and check out Dr. Ina Gilmore’s “A Heart Plan” today. You’ll thank us for it!
Congratulations, and hats off to Dr. Ina (“The Knitting Doctor”) – Ambassador of Elder Care on How to Live on Purpose and Founder of CaregivingWithPurpose.com. We are proud and honored to have you in our circle!
Gakina-awiiya (We Are All Related),
Robert and Terri Lynn TallTree
Founders of www.HowToLiveOnPurpose.com
Creators of the “Life Purpose Quest”
“Teach us love, compassion and honor…that we may heal the Earth and heal each other.” – Ojibwe