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  • 02:01

    Gina - Advocate for patient rights in skilled nursing facility

    in Politics

    Hosted By Marti Oakley & Debbie Dahmer

    Guest is: Gina - Advocate for patient rights in skilled nursing facility. 

    Will be discussing SB 1362 -Bill to Amend SS & SB 670 Nursing Home Litigation first half hour of show.

    In 2010. Gina's significant other of 21 years passed away from ovarian cancer and Gina wound up homeless and in great medical need. Gina went through several major surgeries then placed in a Skilled Nursing Facility where her life was saved. Gina was moved from one facility to the one she is in now from 2011.

    Gina was appointed Vice President of the Residents Council then voted President of the Resident Council and found herself fighting the powers that be for the residents rights. She began studying the medicaid/medicare laws and rights provided for the residential care in these facilities.

    Since then Gina have become increasingly aware of how the nursing homes target these elderly patients from the doctor to the judges that abuse the guardianship program for their own gain. Gina's intention is to spend the rest of her life helping those targeted by these guardian programs that allow doctors to claim someone incapacitated, and lawyers that go behind the backs of friends and family and judges that grant for profit guardianship and complete control over others lives without telling them.

    2015- June. Gina read Marisa Conover's story regarding her mother and reached out to her. She then hooked me up with TS radio. Marti Oakley and Debbie Dahmer had Gina as one of the Guests on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day -June 15th, 2015 On TS Radio. 

  • 00:32

    Cooking With a Dash of Humor

    in Cooking

    Do you tire of preparing meals every day? Today Maxine and Jeannie interview Debora M. Coty and talk about her new cookbook, Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook.  In 20 minutes, meals can be prepared. Cooked without stress! Plus humor as a garnish. Coty is a popular speaker and columnist.

  • 00:57

    Humor and the House of Kerouac with author and columnist Erik Deckers

    in Writing

    What do you get if you cross a syndicated newspaper columnist with a business book author on a Pearson imprint with an entrepreneur who owns Pro Blog Service and novelist who's the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida?

    Erik Deckers, this week’s guest of Behind the Prose.

    I interviewed Erik in August, just before he relocated to Florida. (Ironically, he was already planning a move there just before learning that he won the coveted residency).

    By now, I’m sure he’s settled in and enjoying the “vibrant literary community” of Orlando that he talks about in this episode.

    But before we get to the Kerouac Project, we go through his decades long career as a humor columnist and his book deals on Que Publishing.

    In this interview you’ll also learn:

    The rhetorical move he started using in his humor and now can’t stop
    How travel writing led him to making an activist move that sent one of his posts viral and cost him a job
    His trick to churning out content on a weekly basis

    There’s also some discussion of Pluto. And if you listened to Sean Ennis’ episode, you might find this kinda spooky. Well, it is Halloween week. Or maybe I’m just subconsciously drawing this Pluto stuff to me. (Remember the Reading-Updike-Keillor thing?)

    Either way, like Erik’s buddy Karl the Curmudgeon, I’m still kinda mad about Pluto too. Get show links at behindtheprose.com.





  • 00:59

    Morning Moments With Maia; Carla Ulbrich on Reclaiming Your Power Through Humor

    in Health

    Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L., writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter. President-Elect of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia is joined each week on Morning Moments With Maia...Conversations of Love and Laughter by an eclectic lineup of guests who live their lives with love and laughter and work to help others do the same.


    Carla Ulbrich is an award-winning comical singer-songwriter and guitarist who in 2002, while on tour, fell very ill with kidney failure and a stroke. As part of her recovery, she wrote a bunch of humorous medical songs lampooning her frustrating experience with the US health care system, resulting in the CD "Sick Humor”, one of 6 CDs she has released.

    Her songs, keynotes, and book entitled "How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?" which was awarded the Lupus Foundation of America's Seal of Approval, are all based on her humorous take of the life of a patient with several chronic and sometimes catastrophic illnesses. She now performs and speaks at conventions and other gatherings of patients, caregivers, nurses, and other medical professionals.

    She has been featured on AOL News, Sirius XM radio, Dr. Demento and ABC and describes how she learned the value of work/ life balance, joy, and self-care the hard way- by having none of those, and getting incredibly sick. And then finding them again in the journey to reclaiming her health. 




  • 00:17

    Cancer and Laughter - Humor Therapy

    in Education


    Why laugh at Cancer?  Join Dr. Sharon Johnson in the fight against Cancer with laughter.  Laughter is the best medicine.  What is Humor Therapy? 

    Description:  Humor therapy is the use of humor for the relief of physical or emotional pain and stress. It is used as a complementary method to promote health and cope with illness.

    Overview:  Although available scientific evidence does not support claims that laughter can cure cancer or any other disease (to admit humor's curative powers would cost them big $$$, therefore, no dice), it can reduce stress and enhance a person's quality of life. Humor has physical effects because it can stimulate the circulatory system, immune system, and other systems in the body.

    How is it promoted for use?  Humor therapy is generally used to improve quality of life, provide some pain relief, encourage relaxation, and reduce stress. Researchers have described different types of humor. Passive humor results from seeing prepared material, such as a funny movie, standup comedy, or an amusing book. Spontaneous or unplanned humor involves finding humor in everyday situations (umm, you mean like having a sense of humor.)   

    Taken from http://www.cancerisnotfunny.com/humortherapy1.html

    Contack Dr. Sharon Johnson (Doctor of Business) http://www.comtivate.com




  • 01:59

    This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!!! - Finding Humor in Life

    in Self Help

    This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!! – Finding Humor in Life

    In life one must learn to laugh to stop from crying. Today’s show will focus on the humors in life that some may find funny while others may be offended. “Laughter is the best medicine. So call in and tell us your story (funny or not) on some of the things you have heard after you were diagnosed with RSD. Can you find the humor in people not understanding RSD along with how you deal with the pain? Have you caught yourself laughing at something you did later on because it was a simple mistake?


  • 00:02

    In Home Skilled Nursing Kensington, San Diego Home Nursing

    in Health

    In Home Skilled Nursing Kensington, CA http://firstatofsandiego.com  619-220-7600 - San Diego’s Best Home Nursing Company. We Specialize in Homecare, Skilled Nursing, In-Home Care with the Best Caregivers. Trained, Certified, Licensed Nurses, 92116, 92115

    Aging is a fact of life, but one that often comes with several challenges. With the best quality of life in mind, here’s how in-home skilled nursing can support families who are caring for an aging loved one at home.

    Providing Much Needed Guidance
    Families find that an in-home skilled nursing service is a smart, practical solution. The right service offers peace of mind that loved ones have the attention they need to maintain their independence for as long as possible.

    Offering Companionship and Instilling Confidence
    Seniors are sometimes discouraged when they first realize that they can no longer participate in activities they enjoy or perform tasks without assistance. Competent in-home skilled nurses are trained and experienced and can share strategies for success.

    In-Home Medical Assistance and Professional Expertise
    Professional, medically trained nurses in the home are an invaluable asset for family members caring for an elderly loved one. In-home skilled nurses can administer medications, help with injections and dress wounds.

    To learn more, pick up a copy of our free guide… “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider" Just give us a call 619-220-7600 or visit our website at: http://www.FirstatofSanDiego.com

    In Home Skilled Nursing Kensington San Diego

  • 01:02

    In the Wings of our Stories: The Importance of Laughter & Humor

    in Religion

    Humor brightens our atmosphere and strengthens our connections. Laughter is the medicine of the soul and a stress reducer and an enhancer of our spiritual growth. Peter Njoroge will give us tips on the benefits of humor/laughter: Listen  live at: 8pm EST, 5pm PDT,6pm MDT,7pm CDT at 619-393-2852 or live/archived: www.pinnacleofpraiseshow.com

    Thanks. Beatrice Ndura – Host

  • 00:57

    Morning Moments With Maia; Steve Wilson on Humor and Relationships

    in Lifestyle

    Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L., writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter. President-Elect of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia is joined each week on Morning Moments With Maia...Conversations of Love and Laughter by an eclectic lineup of guests who live their lives with love and laughter and work to help others do the same.


    Steve Wilson M.A., C.S.P. is an award-winning psychologist and internationally reknowned expert in the field of therapeutic humor who in 1998 founded The World Laughter Tour Inc., an organization whose mission is to create and disseminate an adjunctive therapeutic modality called “laughter therapy”, by applying laughter theories and practices into multi-generational, multi-cultural, systematic health and happiness programs. Certified Laughter Leaders trained through The World Laughter Tour now lead hundreds of laughter clubs around the world. Steve is the Director of National Humor Month and the author of numerous books including Good Hearted Living and Toilet Paper, Toothpaste and Tuna-Noodle Casserole; Observations and Advice on Love, Marriage and Authentic Intimacy. In 1994 he received the highly exclusive Certified Speaking Professional designation by the National Speakers' Association, in 2007 the Golden Laughter Award from L'Ecole Francaise du Rire et Bien-Etre and in 2010 the Doug Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.


  • 00:48

    Morning Moments With Maia; Dr. Heidi Hanna on Humor and Depression

    in Psychology

    Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L., writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter. President-Elect of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia is joined each week on Morning Moments With Maia...Conversations of Love and Laughter by an eclectic lineup of guests who live their lives with love and laughter and work to help others do the same.


    Dr. Heidi Hanna Phd has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, an integrative neuroscience partnership that provides brain-based training for individuals and organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

    Heidi’s publications include the NY Times best seller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance, and the follow-up releases Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship With Stress and Recharge: Investment Strategies for Your Most Valuable Resource (March, 2015). 


  • 01:03

    Spiritual Wow, Humor, Brilliant Consciousness with Fran Shaw of LORD HAVE MURPHY

    in Self Help

    Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace

    By Fran Shaw, Ph.D.

    New Amazon #1 Bestseller Offers a Charming and Humorous Entrée To the Next Level of Conscious Awareness—Let Murphy Be Your Guide!

    While there may be a plethora of books on consciousness, none is quite like the new Amazon #1 bestseller, Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace. It’s a funny, sardonic commentary that’s also a brilliant entrée to a new level of consciousness unknown even to many people who have dabbled in meditation, mindfulness and even yoga.

    The book’s author Fran Shaw, Ph.D., is a longtime practitioner in a spiritual discipline and an award-winning university writing instructor. Out of her fertile mind has popped Murphy, the star narrator of this journey into this new level of awareness. And Murphy has a wry comment on EVERYTHING!

    Murphy demurs from being a teacher—no guru is he—yet his exploration of the nature of this deep new level of conscious awareness is a fun-filled, quip-induced, deeply funny, pathway to the higher self.

    As Fran notes, “We hear a lot these days about mindfulness. ‘Weapons of mass instruction are proliferating.’ How to clear the air? To trust what’s in us and that we’re finding our way to it.”

    With unrelenting humor, this book tells the tale of Murphy giving it a try, only to discover in himself an extraordinary truth: that contact with the finer energy animating us awakens us to a completely different level of being alive.

    Host: Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, Hypnotherapist and Spiritual Coach in Los Angeles Beach Cities of Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan, Palos Verdes, Torrance at drcarolfrancis.com

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