Bright Ideas

21 posts

Practical reference material to assist people looking to make a difference in our world. Replicable models, book reviews, weblinks, demonstrations, tutorials, and videos for people helping people and people healing our planet.

Build Your Local Caregiver Network

LOTSA HELPING HANDS powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Their service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. It’s free and seems easy from the testimonials posted on their site. Caregivers benefit from the gifts […]

Long Distance Caregiving

In Atlanta, after Uncle Harold died, cousin Marty used to call Aunt Beaky every day. Her home was across town from his and still farther away after she moved to the Jewish Home for the Aged. I live in Asheville, North Carolina, which is almost a thousand miles from my mom in New York, so I followed Marty’s model of […]

Giving With Care

Good grief, it’s November already. Veterans Day–A time to give thanks to those who have served. Thanksgiving Day–A time to be grateful for all we’ve been given. And the beginning of the season of giving–many parties, many gifts. This video features an eco-friendly, Furoshiki, way to wrap a gift, an idea that will appeal to those who care for the […]