For her, this meant having about 45 minutes of alone time while sitting in her favourite chair sipping tea and reading the newspaper - uninterrupted. My brother and I were her primary caregivers during her illness. From this place of strength, we can generously and compassionately offer our time and attention to others. They serve as an invisible force field designed to regulate our exposure to people, places, things and situations that are not in our best interest or healthiest for us. Having boundaries enables the caregiver to separate their individual wants and needs from that of the person

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I watched a car two days ago on Youngstown-Poland Road driving so slow the ODOT [Ohio Department of Transportation] plow truck was having trouble performing snow and ice removal, he said. People have to pay attention when theyre driving, he said. Too fast and too slow are both bad. Give yourself some time so you can get there, but at the same time, driving 10 mph in a 50-mph zone causes problems. The U.S. Postal Service asks that you clear a path to your mailbox during winter. Postal workers know to dress in layers and prepare appropriately for the outside conditions. Its Ohio and we are well

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