Dealing with Binge Eating

Dealing with binge eating disorder is not easy, but there are things you can do to help with your urges to binge.

  • Therapy 
  • Take time to relax 
  • Take time to have fun
  • Forgive yourself 
  • Exercise 
  • Read self-help books
  • Find a support group 
  • Talk to a nutritionist 
  • Stay away from fad diets 
  • Avoid temptation 
  • Focus on why you are eating 
  • Focus on what you are eating 
  • Get enough sleep 
  • Ask for help

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Caring for Others

If you are about to become a caregiver for someone, you need a plan.

  • Start the Conversation 
    • Look for an opening 
    • Respect your loved one’s wishes 
    • Size up the situation 
    • Review finances 
  • Form a team
    • Team members can help with simple or finite tasks 
    • They can use their talents and strengths 
    • Determine the number of people on your team 
    • Assign roles and responsibilities 
  • Make a plan 
    • Assess the goals and needs of your plan
    • Delegate responsibilities
    • Include the person receiving care 
    • Keep everyone informed 
    • Take notes 
  • Find Support
    • Community resources
    • Consult a professional
    • Hire help
    • Care for yourself

 

Source: Candace Williams, AARP, Caregiver College Presentation, 21 June 2019

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Holistic Aging

What are common fears related to aging? 

  • Loss of independence 
  • Declining health 
  • Running out of money 
  • Not able to live alone 
  • Death of loved ones
  • Not able to drive 
  • Isolation 
  • Strangers caring for them 
  • Fear of falling or hurting themselves 

How can we age successfully?

  • Celebrate aging 
  • Accept there is still meaning and purpose in your life
  • Continue to learn and grow 
  • Learn successful adaption techniques 
  • Reconcile feelings 
  • Remain socially engaged 
  • Control your stress
  • Schedule time for fun activities 
  • Stay positive 
  • Exercise 
  • Fuel your body with good food
  • Participate in health screenings 
  • Focus on what you can do
  • Exercise your creativity 
  • Appreciate beauty and nature 
  • Listen to your inner voice 
  • Spend time meditating/praying 
  • Learn to love yourself 

Source:  Julie Smith, Home Instead Family Care, Caregiver College Presentation, 21 June 2019

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I’m Pro Fun

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun.  And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.  – Joe Namath

At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day.  – Simone Biles

Just keep taking chances and having fun.  – Garth Brooks

Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.  – Randy Pausch

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Water Calms the Soul

There’s something about a body of water that calms the soul.  It could be an ocean, sea, river, lake, or even a pool.

When the sunlight hits the water it glitters and reflects beauty.  Listening to the waves or watching the peaceful ripples tend to relax a person.  Playing in the water on a hot summer day cools the body and refreshes the soul.

There’s something about water that sets us free.

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