It only seems fitting that the birth of my new blog, “The Purple Jacket” should begin on my 54th birthday! You might ask “Why the ‘Purple Jacket?”
“The Purple Jacket” signifies a time in my life that was… and still is…”a life changing event.” We have all had life changing events. Those events often forged from a life crisis are the types of events that fundamentally change our outlook on life and cause us to pause and reflect on our true values. At the time, these life changing event are or can be extremely traumatic. However, these events test our values and often have a cathartic or cleansing effect whereby we emerge from these events stronger and more focused on our values.
“The Purple Jacket” will focus on living life in a calm and peaceful manner. It will focus on the individual and about how Seniors can live a full life on their own terms. The conversations will often include discussion of our personal networks of family and friends. These conversations will often be about developing long-lasting relationships based on honesty, sincerity and personal integrity consistent with our values.
In “The Purple Jacket,” we will often talk about the role of the caregiver in maintaining the independence, dignity and quality of life of the Senior. We will discuss how the caregiver can be a more effective advocate for the Senior and will deliver information that every Senior, caregiver and family needs to know when discussing these issues. The blog will also discuss how fellowship, the community and even the arts assisted me with my life changing event. In the end, “The Purple Jacket” will share my experiences and insights as a caregiver.
This blog will attempt to translate and build upon my caregiving experience. You will not be inundated with mundane statistics. Rather, this blog will focus on every day issues we face in our lives and the need to develop honest relationships and a holistic approach to good health and spirituality.
I am happy to have you share in this journey and hope that you regularly return to read “The Purple Jacket.”
Keep in touch with me at Chris@thepurplejacket.com