Peggi Speers

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"I love you, but I got to love me more." Peggi Speers

Peggi Speers has a passionate desire to convey the truths and techniques she learned during her journey as a caregiver. While caring for loved ones with cancer, kidney failure, stroke, and dementia, she experienced both the benefits of self-care and the trials of self-neglect.

After witnessing too many caregivers become seriously ill mentally, physically, emotionally, and/or financially after they have cared for loved ones, she began to see a pattern with the cause of their health decline. Peggi proclaims, "Caregivers need to love themselves more."

"Loving ourselves more doesn't mean neglecting the ones we are caring for. In fact, BY LOVING OURSELVES MORE, WE LOVE THEM MORE! Loving
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Peggi Speers Peggi Speers said: " This is a fun read! Sharon has a lot of fun chapter titles and sayings, which are so empowering and fun such as: Cows Are Not Bulls And Women Are Not Men and Never Go Down With A Sinking Ship; Follow The Rat.

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Peggi Speers Peggi Speers said: " Okay....I have The Inspired Caregiver on my list, because I truly read this book every night- reviewing page 175 to 177 of the Inspired Caregiver Checklist. This Checklist helps me to stay balanced. Did I laugh today? Did I drink my water today? Do ...more "

 

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“I believe that most caregivers find that they inherit a situation where they just kind of move into caregiving. It's not a conscious decision for most caregivers, and they are ultimately left with the responsibility of working while still trying to be the caregiver, the provider, and the nurturer.- Sharon Law Tucker”
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“When enforcing our boundaries, first and foremost, we are caring for ourselves, but we are also helping others to have a clear understanding of what we consider acceptable behavior. We are reflecting back to them what is not acceptable and, therefore, providing them an opportunity to consider that information and make necessary changes. If we ignore the behavior or accept the behavior, not only are we undermining ourselves, but we are denying the other person an opportunity to learn about themselves and to grow, and ultimately, we deny them the opportunity for a healthy relationship with us. -Psychotherapist Donna Wood in The Inspired Caregiver”
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How to Build the Perfect Cat Fence by Sheila Shaw
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If you want to build a cat fence to protect your cat/cats, this is THE book to buy! I love Sheila's story about Cherry, the lost chihuahua puppy who was lost for 4 days and 3 nights in the forest. And the instructions on how to build your cat fence ...more
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How to Be a BadAss - A Survival Guide for Women by Sharon Law Tucker
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This is a fun read! Sharon has a lot of fun chapter titles and sayings, which are so empowering and fun such as: Cows Are Not Bulls And Women Are Not Men and Never Go Down With A Sinking Ship; Follow The Rat.

It's very empowering and I love how she
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Okay....I have The Inspired Caregiver on my list, because I truly read this book every night- reviewing page 175 to 177 of the Inspired Caregiver Checklist. This Checklist helps me to stay balanced. Did I laugh today? Did I drink my water today? Do ...more
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“When enforcing our boundaries, first and foremost, we are caring for ourselves, but we are also helping others to have a clear understanding of what we consider acceptable behavior. We are reflecting back to them what is not acceptable and, therefore, providing them an opportunity to consider that information and make necessary changes. If we ignore the behavior or accept the behavior, not only are we undermining ourselves, but we are denying the other person an opportunity to learn about themselves and to grow, and ultimately, we deny them the opportunity for a healthy relationship with us. -Psychotherapist Donna Wood in The Inspired Caregiver”
Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“I love you but I got to love me more.”
Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“The phrase 'Love one another' is so wise. By loving one another, we invest in each other and in ourselves. Perhaps someday, when we need someone to care for us, it may not come from the person we expect, but from the person we least expect. It may be our sons or daughter-in-laws, our neighbors, friends, cousins, stepchildren, or stepparents whose love for us has assigned them to the honorable, yet dangerous position of caregiver.”
Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“I love you but I got to love me more.”
Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“Many of us follow the commandment 'Love One Another.' When it relates to caregiving, we must love one another with boundaries. We must acknowledge that we are included in the 'Love One Another.”
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“By loving you more, you love the person you are caring for more. ”
Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“The phrase 'Love one another' is so wise. By loving one another, we invest in each other and in ourselves. Perhaps someday, when we need someone to care for us, it may not come from the person we expect, but from the person we least expect. It may be our sons or daughter-in-laws, our neighbors, friends, cousins, stepchildren, or stepparents whose love for us has assigned them to the honorable, yet dangerous position of caregiver.”
Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“When enforcing our boundaries, first and foremost, we are caring for ourselves, but we are also helping others to have a clear understanding of what we consider acceptable behavior. We are reflecting back to them what is not acceptable and, therefore, providing them an opportunity to consider that information and make necessary changes. If we ignore the behavior or accept the behavior, not only are we undermining ourselves, but we are denying the other person an opportunity to learn about themselves and to grow, and ultimately, we deny them the opportunity for a healthy relationship with us. -Psychotherapist Donna Wood in The Inspired Caregiver”
Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love




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