Offering practical tips and therapeutic writing instruction to help you practice better self-care
Lori understands how putting the needs of others before your own can lead to long term mental and physical challenges. In 2001 Lori made the life-changing decision to move home to care of 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. CPR was born out of a desire to support caregivers through the difficulty of caring for a loved one, however Lori came to understand that the importance of practicing mindful self-care is beneficial to not only caregivers but to everyone.
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.
The knowledge I gained from being a caregiver for eight years and working at National Stroke Association educated me about the needs of caregivers and the importance of self-care. I regularly work with many organizations like American Heart/American Stroke Association, Colorado Area Agency on Aging, Colorado Latino Age Wave and Easter Seals, Colorado Respite Coalition, offering workshops about practical ways to incorporate regular self-care into even the busiest lifestyle.
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