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  • 00:30

    Care Break: Finding Yourself in Caregiving

    in Caregiving

    You can get lost to your caregiving identity and responsibilties.


    In today's show, we'll talk about how to keep who you are so that you have an identity outside of caregiving.


    About Bruce, our show's co-host:
    Bruce lives to encourage and inspire as many people as possible, especially caregivers and those living with a chronic condition. He is the author of Resilient Life and Graceful Transitions. He has served as a non-profit, church, and business leader. You can purchase Graceful Transitions at caregiving.com and read more from Bruce at brucemcintyre.com.


     


     

  • 00:31

    Long Distance Caregiving Check-In

    in Caregiving

    Claire Day, our dementia care expert, will update us on how she's managing as she cares for her parents from a distance.

  • 00:35

    When Caregiving Hits Home

    in Caregiving

    Claire Day, SVP, Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter joins Denise to discuss her personal caregiving story. Claire will share her perspective as she takes on the role of long-distance caregiving for her parents.

  • 00:31

    Care Break: If There's So Many of Us, Why Is Caregiving So Lonely?

    in Caregiving

    Pew Research Center released a study in 2013 that says about 39% of U. S. adults–up from 30% in 2010–care for an adult or child with significant health issues.


    In other words, two in every five individuals are family caregivers.


    I’ve been thinking about this number because I can’t quite get it to add up.


    Here’s why. If 39% of U.S. adults are family caregivers, why is caregiving still such a lonely and isolating experience? Why, every year in our annual family caregiver survey, do you talk about the loneliness of the experience? Why haven’t more programs and services been added in your community to help you? Why do you still worry about telling your boss about your caregiving responsibilities? Why doesn’t the doctor’s office share a list of caregiving resources to help you? Why doesn’t a home health agency refer you to a website, like ours, so you can connect with others in a similar situation? Why can’t you find a family restroom to assist your caree?


    Why is caregiving still an experience that feels like it’s just you rather than one that feels like it’s you plus (and within) a community that supports?


    Bruce and I will share our thoughts about why we think caregiving is still such a lonely experience.


    About Bruce, our show's co-host:
    Bruce lives to encourage and inspire as many people as possible, especially caregivers and those living with a chronic condition. He is the author of Resilient Life and Graceful Transitions. He has served as a non-profit, church, and business leader. You can purchase Graceful Transitions at caregiving.com and read more from Bruce at brucemcintyre.com.

  • 00:13

    Crush Your Fears!

    in Women

    Everybody has fears and doubts but those who live their lives to the fullest, those who know how to grab every moment and make it count know that they can't let scary thoughts keep them stuck in place. You don't have to give in to The Big Fat Bully in Your Brain that tells you that you "can't" and that somehow you're "not enough." 


    Successful people know that you can't just talk yourself out of fear. You have to take action! Which fears are reality based? Which ones aren't? Join host Bonnie Pond for simple strategies you can use TODAY to push past your fears so you can start living the life you really want. 

  • 00:53

    Caregiving for Boomers: The Sandwich-Generation: Elderly Parent Decisions.

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 4/1/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews RICK LAUBER, author, creator of CAREGIVER’S GUIDE FOR CANADIANS, and former caregiver to both his elderly parents.


    You may either call in at (213) 943 3630, or the link is:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/08/caregiving-for-boomers-the-sandwich-generation-elderly-parent-decisions


    Rick will be discussing:
    •What should you expect when caring for your elderly parents?
    •Should your parents stay at home, or move to assisted living?
    •Who should you ask for help when you need it – siblings, professionals?
    •How do you balance caregiving responsibilities with your personal life?
    •Burning the Candle at Both Ends - The Importance of Caregiver Self-Care (focusing on the benefits of respite and some ideas of how to take a break)


    In Rick's latest book, "Caregiver's Guide For Canadians," the author guides you through typical caregiving issues and includes checklists for differing areas of eldercare, so that you can better manage and ensure that you’re providing the best care possible for your loved one.


    Hear him live, Wednesday, 4/8/15, noon, PDT, or listen to the recorded podcast AFTER THE LIVE SHOW, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion.

  • 01:00

    #Throwback - Bringing Dignity & Compassion to Caregiving

    in Caregiving

    “I Am Somebody” is a spiritually nourishing book by poet/author Frances H. Kakugawa - that is also likely to be healing for people who lack the words to describe their caregiving experiences, both past and present, and the range of emotions that accompany those experiences.


    Her message is a powerful one: Despite all the demands and burdens that caring for someone with dementia entail, the bottom line is never to forget that person’s humanity. The care recipient may no longer have the memories, abilities and personality that he or she once did, but there is a soul within that body that responds to and is deserving of love and compassion.

  • 00:29

    Fears The power of No! #fear This February 2015

    in Lifestyle

    #fears how to over come the fear is not to go into much detail about your life and how you hate everything there are times you have to keep those voices quiet 


    Fear is something you can help others but first you have to help yourself realize the things that go on in your own life today 


    Fear is something you don't want to be close to in life today it's something you have to over look at times


    Fear will you keep on giving it attention or let it go and keep it moving 


    Fear you got to deal with it in order to survive 


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  • 00:37

    Aydian Dowling chats with us about LGBT activism, A Lions Fears, and MORE

    in LGBT

    Aydian Dowling is an FTM transgender activist from Patchogue, Long Island. Aydian documented his own transition on YouTube as a way to voice his thoughts, fears, and successes; as well as offer a support mechanism for others looking to transition. His YouTube channel, A Lions Fears, quickly became popular and to date, has nearly 200 videos, reaches over 11k followers, and has more than 1 million views. In 2011, Aydian was chosen as one of three LGBT persons to have their stories showcased on the Emmy Nominated It Gets Better Project on MTV. Aydian and his now wife, Jenilee, spoke of their soon to be wedding and the challenges transgendered couples face when planning to wed. 2011 also marked the year Aydian Launched Point5cc, the first of its kind, stealth clothing company designed to highlight transgender pride. Point5cc also supply free binders to those in need throughout the community and offers $1,000 scholarships, annually, for individual surgery funds. Point5cc is the first binder exchange program that has been adopted by LGBT centers around the USA and its clothing has been worn by notable advocates such as Dan Savage of the It Gets Better Project, and Buck Angel. Point5cc is also a special feature on the Matthew Shepard Foundation youth website called Matthews Place. Aydian presented to his peers on the topic of Masculinizing Your Body at the 2013 Southern Comfort Conference, in Atlanta, GA; which followed his 2012 presentation on the topic of Emotional Transition. Aydian has also done interviews with Fusion TV, FTM Magazine, the Trevor Project, as well as spoken at colleges such as Montana State and University of Oregon. Aydian continues his mission to help others by answering hundreds of emails a month and documenting his ongoing transition.

  • 00:29

    Push Past Your Fears

    in Lifestyle

    Join us as we discuss fears and where they stem from. Learn to overcome them and start living your life! This will be a light hearted discussion about the different types of fears that we all deal with. Whether it's something small like spiders or something tragic like death, the anticipation of something unpleasant can lead to self sabotage and not living your best life. 

  • 00:28

    Fears how to face them? In February 2015

    in Lifestyle

    Fears what are you scared about 


    Fear do u go to church fear that people will take charge over you 


    Fear. That you will be overwhelmed 


    Fear of having your own business


    Fear is it something that you are stuck on


    Fear of not having money fear of having your own business and being homeless 


    Fear of facing your Giants or facing your pain 


    Fear is false evidence appearing real how real is your situation 


    Fear of not fighting the very thing you know you can win 


    Fear how will you cut this fear out of your life? 


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