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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Aug 21, 2018

Anger for People Who Never Get Mad

In this essay, I share my personal experiences about learning to handle anger – even though I was told to ‘never get angry … ever’ as a child. Perhaps you relate? Turns out life is a LOT more relaxed when you can finally learn what to do with all that pent up anger.

Interview:  How Caregivers Can Take Better Care of Themselves, with Loren Gelberg-Goff

This episode is dedicated to everyone out there who struggles with self-care … while they’re caring for others. Typically, this would be you if you’re looking after the elderly or the disabled, or you simply have older parents and younger children.

The stress is real and so often in the rush to help those who truly need our help, we overlook our own well being.

Loren Gelberg-Goff is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Caregiver Self-Care, and a gracious presence to be sure. We had a wide-ranging chat that covered many aspects of how the stressed out caregiver really can find respite

While chatting, I learned:

  • Why the ‘sandwich generation’ includes so many caregivers
  • The difference between selfishness and self-preservation
  • The biggest, gnarliest issues for caregivers
  • What women can’t admit to themselves about caring for others
  • How feminism has affected caregiving
  • Why more women don’t ask for help
  • The importance of healthy boundaries and why women struggle with them
  • How to set boundaries more efficiently



Loren M. Gelberg-Goff, LCSW, is the author of Take Back Your Life: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finding Freedom in the Midst of Overwhelm. She has a Masters degree in social work from Columbia University, and more than 25 years of experience in both private practice and corporate training. In addition to her individual psychotherapy practice and specialty programs for caregivers. Loren has presented numerous corporate seminars and workshops over the years for companies in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Her corporate clients include M&M Mars, Exxon Mobile, and Chubb Insurance. Loren also offers customized and expanded programs for private events, including charitable components, events open to the public, and a multi-topic series of ongoing workshops for professional development.