Offering caregiver self-care education using mindfulness and therapeutic writing to help you practice consistent self care.
Lori understands how putting the needs of others before your own can lead to long term mental and physical health challenges. In 2001 Lori made the life-changing decision to move home to care for both of her parents when her mother survived a stroke and could no longer care for her diabetic father who had begun dialysis. As their primary caregiver she found it difficult to practice regular self-care and suffered the consequences. Midway through caring for her parents she discovered the benefits of therapeutic journal writing and eventually became a Certified Journal to the Self® therapeutic writing instructor. CPR was born to help others understand the importance of practicing mindful self-care and teach the benefits of using a journal.
With the knowledge gained from being a caregiver for eight years and working at National Stroke Association Lori has created a series of classes for anyone seeking to create a practice of consistent self-care.
Lori has published articles for many organizations including AHA/ASA under the last names of Lemasters and Cavallo. As an educator she has partnered with local and national organizations to teach therapeutic journal writing to caregivers. She created Caregivers Tuesday Talks Outside the Box and in conjunction with AARP Care-FULL Conversations both are available on Care Partners Resource YouTube Channel. Most recently Lori has published her book You’re a Caregiver, Not a Saint: Yeah Write.
Care Partners Resource provides practical information to audiences experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, guilt which makes it difficult to practice consistant self-care. We use therapeutic journal writing in a format that is clear, to the point and user friendly.
To assist audiences with an emphasis on Care Partners and Caregivers to maneuver through day-to-day challenges that prevent the practice of consistent self-care. Offering Journal to the Self® therapeutic writing instruction both in person and in guided on line classes or individual sessions.
I have found your classes invaluable to my adventure with Mom's dementia. You have provided a plethora of information. When starting this journey, I was confused and wondering if I could do all this. Your classes have helped me discover the many aspects of caregiving and how to manage my mom and myself.
Thanks again for everything, Lori. Hope to see your soon.
Lori is easy to work with, professional, knowledgeable, and relatable. We love having
opportunities to have her expertise in the mountain region and always look forward to working
with her on projects and speaking engagements.
Director, Alpine Area Agency on Aging
Excerpts from Self-Care Class evaluations:
“I liked that way [Lori] started the conversation. The exercises helped us get to know ourselves better.” – Rosario
“I felt that the way Lori led the exercises helped me relieve a lot of tension. It relaxed me. It made me feel liberated.” – Angela