How We Got Here
How We Got Here
Oct 27, 2021
Brenda Blais Nesbitt
Play • 1 hr 1 min

Brenda Blais Nesbitt is a warrior mom from her daughter, Nikki, for whom she has cared for over 28 years. She is also the founder and president of Coaching for Caregivers Canada. Brenda has been both a patient and a caregiver and joins How We Got Here to reflect on the joys and challenges of caring for a medically-complex child through adulthood all while navigating a chronic condition of her own. Brenda shares some the people and moments that contributed to her defeat—and those that made her stronger by empowering her to speak up. She also talks about what self-care looks like for her and why advocacy and self-care often happen simultaneously for 24/7 caregivers. Brenda describes the losses parents of medically-complex children mourn and other normal caregiving thoughts they experience, like guilt and the fear. She also shares her hopes for her season of the Caring Conversations podcast and how you can help a caregiver in your life.

Listen to Caring Conversations.

Connect with Brenda at Coaching for Caregivers Canada.

This season of How We Got Here is sponsored by Anthem.

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