As a carer it can sometimes be difficult to articulate feelings and emotions. When a guest of ours got in touch to share a poem she had written of her experience as a carer, it got us thinking about different ways to express emotions. Here's an extract from the poem which read: 'One will need to accept that there's things one can't change, but there will be some things that one can rearrange...Go out in the garden for a breath of fresh air, or if you have faith you can say a prayer. You cannot go out on your own for a drive or a walk, but you can use the phone to have a good talk; but if you need to be careful or it's the wrong time of day, use email or text to let your thoughts ebb away. Share how you're feeling with friends you can trust, letting go of your feelings, really is a 'must".
What do you find is a comfort to you as a carer? Do the words in the poem resonate with your own experiences? We would love you to share your thoughts. Thank you!