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Eden Alternative Tip of the Week: Check Your Care Balance

When was the last time you filled out a care balance check-up sheet for yourself?  When was the last time your care partners did the same?  A care balance check-up involves thinking about an average day of any given week in your life.  During the course of an average day, what are the ways you give to others?  How and what do you receive from your care partners?  Think out of the box when it comes to what you receive.  The gift of warm, receptive smiles is as important as the obvious, more overt gifts of care.
  
Once you’ve all completed your care balance check-up, share them with each other to learn more about how you each perceive the balance of care between you.  Use this information to make subtle adjustments.  Open, supportive discussion around care balance is a vital part of creating a life worth living!

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