Care for the Caregiver

  • Life should be in balance. A healthy lifestyle includes taking care of your health, mind, emotions, finance, social wellbeing and family relationships. Balance is all about an equilibrium in your internal, external and relationship stability.
  • Internal stability refers to mind, emotion and physical health. Healthy relationships include social and family interaction, where adequate time spent and appropriate boundaries should be set in place.
  • External stability includes your work environment and financial wellbeing.
  • Dietary indescrepencies, such as a very refined diet and/or a diet containing a high amount of pesticides and toxins can be very harmful, while dietary good things include juicing, raw foods, and whole grains. Organic foods hold certain advantages.
  • Chronic fatigue and burn-out is a common occurrence in our modern lifestyle. The interaction between mind, physical and emotional burn-out forms a vicious cycle. A range of adaptogens can improve some aspects of the stress response cycle.
  • In his Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, Tony Attwood describes an emotional toolbox, which he advocates for use in patients with this diagnosis. It is actually a very constructive way of dealing with life, stress and emotional energy for anyone and well worth a look.