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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.

  • 00:31

    Humor at Work

    in Self Help

    Have a cup of tea, or your favorite beverage, (we call it "MEE Time") with Music 4 Life® Radio show hosts Judith Pinkerton and Amy Frost as they focus on humor at work with special guest China Frazier who has been an entrepreneur developing professional groups and real estate for medical professions. She founded The Paradigm Group and has worked for Deloitte & Touche, Price Waterhouse, and Coopers & Watson Wyatt Worldwide. With degrees in Educational Psychology, City Planning and Organization Design and Development, China now works in real estate investing focused on the niche business of "joint ownership".  She is also aligned with SCORE, the Metro Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, training and mentoring people 55+ who seek mid to late life careers in Real Estate. In pursuit of happiness, she loves travel, salsa dancing, audio books, gourmet cooking and her grandbaby Geneva!


    This week's topic of humor at work will introduce you to skills that make humor a normal part of your life. How do YOU define what is funny to everybody? The answer is you can’t. Do you have the courage to dare to be your funny Self?


    For today's topic handout for the Radio Show, visit Amy's blog at AmyFrost.com.


    Our guest's music choice is "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars. Listen to it as we discover how China uses it to stay positively engaged in the game of life. Learn about your music listening habits to discover if you're building emotional mastery that manages more easily life's ups and downs - take the 2-hour course, downloadable Music Medicine Boot Camp.


    Contact special guest China Frazier at www.chinasvegas.com.

  • 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.

  • 01:01

    Psychic is Funny- Spirit's Humor With Psychic Echo Bodine

    in Spirituality

    Seriously, psychic can be funny! On Wednesday's episode we ask important questions such as "Why did the ghost cross the road?"  ---To get to the other side!


    Spirit has a sense of humor.  The dead are lively!  And ghosts will prank you! So, lets find out if the things that go bump in the night are just doing a stand up routine.


    Guest Echo Bodine is a psychic, teacher, and author of eight books on the topics of psychic abilties, following your intution, ghostbusting, and what happens when we die.  Learn more at www.echobodine.com


    Tonight we explore with her the lighter side of being psychic.


    Please join us!  5pm Pacific, 7pm Central, and 8 pm Eastern.


    Lorraine www.psychichousewives.com


     

  • 00:30

    Finding Humor In Your Speeches

    in Comedy

    Hosts Kym Raines and Bob Dietrich interview Chris Hammell to help us discover how to inject humor into your speeches.

  • 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.

  • 00:31

    The Healing Power of Humor with Jollytologist & Bestselling Author Allen Klein

    in Self Help

    Sister Jenna welcomes Jollytologist Allen Klein to the America Meditating Radio Show to discuss the healing power of humor.  Join us!


    Allen Klein is an award-winning professional speaker and best-selling author of 25 books, including his newest release entitled, “Having the Time of Your Life: Little Lessons to Live By.”  Allen believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. His books Inspiration for a Lifetime, Change Your Life!, and The Healing Power of Humor have sold over 500,000 copies combined. He is the world’s only certified Jollytologist® and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor and the Toastmasters' Communication & Leadership Award. Visit www.allenklein.com.  Sign up for a FREE Mid-Month Mirth Memo E-zine subscription at http://eepurl.com/t2y5T


    Get the OFF TO WORK CD & Off the Grid Into the Heart CD by Sister Jenna.  Visit our website, Like America Meditating on FB & Follow us on Twitter.

  • 01:16

    Higher Self Voice - Caregiving and the Elderly

    in Self Help

    This week is a short show with a request from Suzanne whose grandmother is in the hospital due to a fall. Suzanne feels guilty as her mother is the only one in the family capable of staying nights at the hospital. Janet and the HS's discuss patterns rooted in the collective belief of aging/elderly/caregiving and we end with a potent healing.