Rivet Revolution Bracelets Giveaway on Instagram

I recently introduced you to Rivet Revolution, created by Liz Gindraux, Susan Evans and Carol Palmer; who each have a personal connection to someone with Alzheimer’s disease, and are on a mission to end it.

For my birthday month, I want to “Spread the Love” and I’ve teamed up with Rivet Revolution for an awesome giveaway.

Enter for your chance to win their beautifully stylish and stackable bracelets that will spark conversations and help to raise awareness to the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

You do not have to be an Alzheimer’s or caregiver advocate to enter, this give-away is open to anyone, and how cool would it be knowing you are wearing jewelry designed with a purpose.

It’s easy to enter; all that you have to do is follow me and Rivet Revolution on Instagram. That’s it’s.

You have until Thursday, March 30th at 11:59pm PST to enter. Contest is open to US and Non-US residents. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on March 31st.

Good Luck!


Rivet Revolution: Stylish hand-crafted jewelry on a mission to end Alzheimers

What happens when co-workers discover that they their lives are being touched by the same pain and changes at the same time? They do what most people would do, come together, brainstorm and decide to birth a company, right?

Liz Gindraux, Susan Evans and Carol Palmer’s lives have all been affected by Alzheimer’s. Liz’s mother and Susan’s dad both have Alzheimer’s and Carol has her personal connection to the disease through a family friend, and together they created Rivet Revolution in the summer of 2016.

Inspired by the strong and permanent bond of the rivet, Rivet Revolution was formed with three goals in mind; support for caregivers, to fund research, and to empower the networks of families and friends who have been affected by Alzheimer’s and to have a blast in doing so.

The San Francisco Bay based trio then posed these questions to themselves; what would be a great way to bring people together, to get them talking about this disease and how to turn that negative situation into something more positive?

With Carol handling design, Susan outreach and Liz marketing, that something positive came in the form of creating meaningful, stylish, hand-crafted, and affordable bracelets.

Rivet Revolution’s beaded bracelets come in an array of beautiful colors and are designed with a purpose, to arouse conversation, raise awareness, help take away the stigma of this disease and form connections amongst those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

Taking their passion a step further, $10 from every sale supports the fight to end Alzheimer’s through partner charities, Hilarity for Charity and Part the Cloud. These donations help to provide funding in Alzheimer’s research and support for caregivers.

And for a limited time, you can help share in the revolution through their Spread the Love campaign. If you buy 3 bracelets, they will give you a 4th to give to a loved one.

To join the revolution, learn more about their mission and to see their array of their beautiful and inspirational bracelets, visit their website, Rivet Revolution. And stay tuned for upcoming news on what Confessions and Rivet will be doing together.

The Revolutioners (l -r) Liz Gindraux, Susan Evans and Carol Palmer.

It’s Was Time To Change The Tag Line….Back


Three years ago I wrote a post about changing my tagline from The musings of a daughter’s journey as an unexpected caregiver, to The musings on life post Alzheimer’s, caregiving, and new OMG moments, here’s a little snip it from that post:

“In my life that is continually full of change, I realized that it is time, perhaps past time to change the blog’s tag line. The original tag was: The musings of a daughter’s journey as an unexpected caregiver, well I will always be a daughter and my journey shall continue, but life as a caregiver has sadly ceased. And those who have been following me or know me, understand that my role as caregiver was not a cake walk, but I’d gladly take it back to have my mother again and that is why I say “sadly ceased”, because she was the one who was taking care of. So the role changed, but the journey is my journey and there are still many things to share….”

I found as time went on that I was struggling with the new tagline, it didn’t feel like me. That may sound weird to you, but as a writer we think, we feel and if something seems off, we have to change it. That was me. I knew my life changed, but did my tagline have to? I was still writing about Alzheimer’s, caregiving and the new moments and experiences in my life, but somehow the new tagline didn’t feel right. I realized that no one said I had to change my original TL just because my role change, and there I sat with that line for about a year. Last year I decided to change it back to the original; The musings of a daughter’s journey as an unexpected caregiver. 

Once I changed it back, it felt correct. I realized that aside from the news and resources that I provide, the posts are still my musings. I will always be a daughter and though I may not be a caregiver now, I was once and hope that people can learn from my experiences, stories and tips. I was deep into caregiving as my mother’s changes were happening unexpectantly. And like so may of you who fall into this role and have to show up, and learn on the fly, I speak for you, I am learning for you, I am in action for you and for caregivers to come.



Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts on PBS January 25th



Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is the 6th leading cause of death with no known cure. It is not a normal part of aging and because of the increase of those afflicted with the disease, the cost of care is rising.

Tomorrow on PBS for anyone who I dare say wants to know more about the disease, its effect on caregivers, on families, the rising cost of care, and how that will affect us all then please turn the dial, or set your DVR to, Alzheimer’s:Every Minute Counts, as I say welcome to the world that we advocates live in.

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, premiers tomorrow January 25, 2017, at 10p ET, and it’s an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.

See the video: www.pbs.org/video/2365872329/