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Listen in as Allison Breininger and Justin Bajema, millennial caregivers for their chronically ill spouses, speak honestly about what life is like when there are more days spent in sickness than in health.

Aug 2, 2022

Caregivers of all kinds can slip into the role of nurse and lose sight of the real relationship they have with their loved one, whether that’s a partner, child, parent, or friend. In this episode, Allison and Justin talk about creative ways to find moments of connection even when you’re homebound or low on energy.

Jul 19, 2022

While caring for a loved one, caregivers can have experiences that lead to trauma. In this episode, Justin and Allison talk with Dr. Megan Voss about how trauma can manifest itself, what to do if it does, and ways to begin to process it even as we continue caregiving.

Taking Charge of Your...

Jul 5, 2022

Research tells us that caregivers are at a higher risk of physical ailments and chronic conditions than their non-caregiving peers. In this episode, Allison and Justin dig into the reasons behind these statistics and offer some realistic strategies for caregivers and their supporters.

Jun 21, 2022

It’s a cultural norm to reply that we’re “fine” when asked how we’re doing, even if that isn’t always an accurate answer. Caregivers find themselves hiding behind the “I’m fine!” mask even more often than others. In this episode, Justin and Allison discuss the reasons why, how caregivers can begin to...

May 31, 2022

Even as they do so much for their loved ones, a common feeling experienced by caregivers is guilt. In this episode, Justin and Allison talk about feeling as if they are never doing enough, about how comparison can be dangerous, and the role that guilt plays in their caregiving lives.