And these stories are even better, because they’re from the heart.
Real people who have had to summon the courage to get through some of their own life’s adversities, survive and then share their intimate stories with the Carers Couch community.
Hospital visits? Not sure what to bring? Nurse created Hospital Helpers!-Pippin understands that family members, carers and friends certainly wants their best sent to their ill loved ones. She also knows of the struggle they often face to find that perfect gift – one that speaks from the heart. Sometimes the individual simply does not have the time to spend sourcing the right gift, therefore READ ON
Oncology Nurse & Creator of Hospital Helpers Up Close!-Meet Pippin, a dedicated nurse who has vast experience for the past decade, with employment predominantly in the oncology and haematology space. Pippin realises that, due to the complexities in understanding the operations of a hospital environment, this time is often an intensely stressful period for patients and carers. While sad, it is undeniably true, READ ON
Self-Help! Pilates – The Powerful Gateway to Meditation-Self-Help! Pilates - The Powerful Gateway to Meditation Maggie says that Pilates can be a powerful gateway to meditation. Practices which helped her get to a point where she could meditate were running, yoga and, more recently, Pilates. After a Pilates session, she was able to enjoy the quietness of her body and mind which READ ON
“Why is Self-Care So Hard When Caring For a Loved One?”-“Why is Self-Care So Hard When Caring For a Loved One?” Maggie poses the question: Why is self-care so hard when caring for a loved one? You want to do everything you can to support and provide for your loved one who is suffering and their needs seem much more important than yours. The result? READ ON
Breath & Vitality – Coping Mechanism of a Carer-Breath & Vitality - Coping Mechanism of a Carer Throughout her mother’s illness, Maggie was massively into running which was to her, a valued coping mechanism. During this period, she learned much about diet and lifestyle through caring for her mother and about the huge impact lifestyle has on one’s health. This awareness made her READ ON
I became a Carer and It Changed My Life!-I became a Carer and It Changed My Life! Meet Maggie, a young woman who acted as a carer for her mother since the age of sixteen. Seven years later, the battle ultimately took its awful toll on her mother, taking her life. Maggie relates details of her dear mother’s illness and how she, along READ ON
Cancer Care – What’s the primary issue carers face? Find out more…-Cancer Care - What's the Primary Issue Carers Face? Find out more... Zoe believes that the primary issue that carers face is simply giving too much. In this episode, she explains that those thrust into the role of a carer will fit into one of two areas of the spectrum; they immerse themselves fully or READ ON
Cancer Diagnosis? Energy Healer Caring Tips Right Here….-Cancer Diagnosis? Energy Healer Expert Caring Tips Right Here.... Patients face many stages throughout their health journey - diagnosis, treatment and remission in many cases. Each stage severally presents its own challenges and trials. Throughout each patient’s journey, the opportunity should be taken to learn more about oneself and to truly observe personal emotions and READ ON
Energy Healer offers support through Flower Essences-Energy Healer Supports Cancer Patients and Their Carers Through Flower Essences In this episode, Zoe speaks of her background as an energetic healer and the positive effects she has personally observed in private practice using her own range of flower essences. These essences provide a further level of self-care for both patient and carer alike READ ON