Posts by Kayla VanBuskirk

Caregiver, Wife

Kayla received a BS degree in Psychology and a MS degree in Human Development and Family Science. She is married to Nathan, an active duty Marine, who has been battling Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Nathan, Kayla, and their toddler have lived in SC, NC, and TX while Nathan has faced chemotherapy, radiation, and a stem cell transplant. Kayla balances raising a family, being Nathan’s caregiver, and working while also recognizing the importance of self-care.

Is it up or down from here?

by Kayla VanBuskirk October 12, 2021

Is it up or down from here? Think of a physical rollercoaster for a moment. Now, I will be the first to admit – I am terrified of rollercoasters, and rollercoasters are a trigger for my anxiety, but for this article rollercoasters provide the best analogy. If someone invites me to the fair or amusement […]

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Caregivers! Are You Surviving or Thriving?

by Kayla VanBuskirk November 1, 2020

Surviving or thriving?  Caregivers can do BOTH.  Right now, I am often just surviving day to day, but I know I am thriving while being a caregiver to an active duty military member.

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