TAL #006 FEYLYN LEWIS

 
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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • How caring for her mom at a very young age grounds her advocacy work
  • Thoughts on the shame the person receiving care may feel
  • Ways of flipping losses to see the gains
  • The invisibility of young caregivers in society
  • Ambiguous loss
  • The invisibility of young family caregivers
  • The importance of taking time to stop and reflect on who you are after loss
  • How to help younger children understand the illness and how to notice their emotional distress

QUOTES OF NOTE:

For me growing up I actually thought me and my brother were the only ones. I didn’t have any other friends who were caregivers
— Feylyn Lewis
It’s a process and it’s always messy. But just know we can handle it, we can handle messy.
— Feylyn Lewis
Use what your experience has been like to help other people as much as you can.
— Feylyn Lewis

(Psst! This conversation took place with an ocean between us. The first 12 minutes of sound are not as optimal as the rest. Please hang in there - you will be rewarded with amazing content. ❤️+✨ Colleen)

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SHOW NOTES:

Feylyn on Twitter

Felylyn's collection of articles in The Huffington Post

American Association of Caregiving Youth

Feylyn's list for Sandwich Generation parents to be aware of in their young children:

  • Use age appropriate language when discussing medical issues
  • Look for signs of anxiety / depression
  • Be aware children pick up on shifts in emotions inside the home
  • Mention to their teachers that they are exposed to a caregiving experience

 

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