Turning 50: Learning how to be a caregiver for me with Debbie Weiss
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A life long care giver, a major pivot at 50 and learning how to care for You first!

 

 

Today I'm speaking with Debbie Weiss. Debbie has always had a passion for helping, teaching, and caring for others. Since graduating from The George Washington University in 1985, she has done just that in various capacities, through both professional and volunteer positions. Debbie finds her current full-time job fulfilling however, it’s not her life’s purpose. Debbie’s passion and purpose are helping family caregivers regain their lives by learning to prioritize their self-care. 

Debbie’s doing this because as a teenager she had to grow up really fast and take care of her disabled father for several decades. Now she takes care of her disabled husband and oldest son which led her to giving everything that she had and feeling angry, resentful, overwhelmed and exhausted along the way. 

When Debbie turned 50, she took a trip to Bermuda with her friends and for the first time felt like she could actually focus on herself. Since that time, she has slowly incorporated self-care into her daily routine and her life is transformed. Now she helps family caregivers learn to do the same.

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