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  • 01:01

    Former Actor, Director, and Teacher Turned Caregiver, Redefines "The Good Life"

    in Caregiving

    Donna Thomson, author of the best-selling book, The Four Walls of My Freedom will be interviewed by Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, June 17, at noon PDT.  Her book portrays the account of raising a son with cerebral palsy and her passionate appeal to change the way we think about "the good life."


    Donna Thomson’s life was forever changed by her son Nicholas. Donna gave up her career to become his primary caregiver and embarked on a second career as a disability activist, author, and consultant.


    She will discuss her experience in treading delicately through daily care, emergencies, and medical bureaucracy as Donna and her family cope with her son’s condition while maintaining value and dignity.


    She brilliantly demonstrates the vital contribution that people with disabilities make to our society and addresses the ethics and economics of giving and receiving care and will also discuss  ways that communities can help caregivers.

  • 00:58

    Career Maverick to Caregiver - When Caregiving Has Changed Your Life

    in Caregiving

    "How do I deal with the reality of leaving behind the life I had in order to become the primary caregiver to my parents?"


    Many professionals, child-free life or with kids, never factor in that caring for loved ones would play any significant role in their career path. Like many in our generation, we never fully considered the potential need to care for our aging parents. Now, with aging parents who have lived through health episodes that once would have killed them, or a parent who has lived beyond an age ever thought possible only, are left with questions and often experiencing: Resentment. Burnout. Hard time staying connected. Stressful relationship. Job responsibilities redistributed. Juggling parents' needs with your company's and family. No energy to reinvent  yourself as a former career maverick. It is clear. You need to move on.


    Tandy Elisala MA, CPSC, ACH, CHt, TFT-Alg is Energy for Success' guest with host and life & relationship coach Debrah Mathis. Tandy is a Certified Professional Success Coach, Family Caregiver Coach and Author of the book, "Healing Through the Chaos: Practical Caregiving." In this episode, Tandy will share her personal experience as an unexpected caregiver for both parents simultaneously and tips for others taking care of loved ones and how to find some balance in your life during this transition. To learn more, go to www.tandyelisala.com.


    Debrah Mathis is the Managing Principal/Chief Executive Officer of E2S Solutions Professional Coaching LLC in Dallas, Texas, a company that delivers bespoke developmental programs that helps you develop a personally effective style of leadership that positively influences and changes not only yourself, but also those with whom you work and interact, as well as your family and relationships as a whole. To work with Debrah, go to  www.engagetosuccess.com.

  • 00:55

    Can You Design Your Ideal Life as a Caregiver?

    in Health

    Join us in welcoming author, Becky Lynn Smith as our guest.  In her book Designing Your Ideal Life she talk about ways you can creat your blueprint for success and happiness.  She will help us to learn the process of creating your happy life even while caregiving.

  • 00:59

    You Are Not Alone! Caring For The Family Caregiver. Greg Johnson

    in Caregiving

    Are you a family caregiver? If you provide regular and unpaid care to a loved one, you are a family caregiver, the backbone to the caregiving industry. Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Greg Johnson, the creator and director of EmblemHealth's Care for the Family Caregiver, an initiative that was started nearly 15 years ago as part of the Integrative Wellness program, this Wed. May 6, (at noon, PDT, 3pm, EDT, and afterwards anytime, 24/7 on recorded podcast)


    One of many definitions for family caregivers is: "Someone who shows up, and stays to help," and: one who is, "Always On Call."  One in three people in America are unpaid family caregivers, rendering a value to the healthcare system of $450 Billion Dollars! Caregivers need care too!


    Their goal is to offer information, resources and support that caregivers need to avoid becoming care recipients. We recognize that family caregivers are often the forgotten or silent patients.


    Many caregivers endure physical, emotional and economic challenges without adequate support. Most need help in order to maintain their own health and quality of life.


    EmblemHealth's Care for the Family Caregiver initiative recognizes the health needs of the "silent patients" and is designed to serve as a resource. We encourage you to see us as a supportive partner in your caregiving journey.

  • 00:37

    Call-In Your Caregiver Questions Today, YOU are the guest!

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver today, 7/30/15 at noon, PST, Call-In Your Caregiver Questions Today, YOU are the guest! Let's Talk About...Burnout, Grief, Guilt, Resentment, ANYTHING YOU WANT!

  • 00:53

    Aging Boomers: Caregiver or Nursing Home? What To Do When We Live Too Long

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver Radio Program, as he interviews former caregiver Janice Lynch Schuster, an essayist, poet, and--lately--an illustrator. Her writing often appears in The Washington Post, in the Health section and in Local Opinions. She is a contributor to The Shriver Report and Maria Shriver's Architects of Change.


    For many years, she focused on writing about end-of-life care, aging, and family caregiving, and has been an advocate for improving systems and policies around each issue. More recently, a chronic pain condition has led her to advocate for better pain management and policies.


    She is a coauthor of several books, including Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing the End of Life, from Oxford University Press. She now works as a writer for Magellan Health.


     

  • 00:52

    How Dementia & My Parents Turned Me Into a Caregiver & a Car Thief

    in Caregiving

    Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Ellen Nielsen, a marketing and communications consultant based in Alberta, Canada.  She was also a caregiver to two parents with dementia (at the same time). Her parents moved in to care together and were fortunate to share a room until her mother's passing in 2003.


    Ellen's caregiving duties included a lot of things she would rather have not done, including theft of a car, and yet she considers herself better and stronger for having done them. Her father passed in 2013, now making Ellen an ex-caregiver, a role which she says is just as challenging to embrace as the original task of becoming a caregiver.


    You can find Ellen on facebook at facebook.com/caregiverconnexion - connection spelled with an x in the middle (because everything has to be just a little more complicated for caregivers - thanks Ellen).


     

  • Favor Life, Process Of There..............

    in Spirituality

    Favor Life is a 15 minute radio empowerment segment designed to encourage the Christian Believer in their walk of faith and trust everyday through life situations and circumstance. The goal of this radio broadcast is to spiritually empower each believer in their process of growing and maturing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ daily. For the Christian Believer ,who is in this world but operate and live in a different system of faith , we learn to manifest the glory of the Lord in our everyday life by faith , trust and obedience to God's Word. The journey of faith and trust is one that is to be enjoyed as we walk in the victory, purpose and destiny of our process to "there". Our "there" place is the place of our making that expresses the identity and character of Jesus Christ to a world who does not see or know Christ unless we show Him even in the conflicts that we face in our everyday life. So join in as we go through the process of "there" and see the favor of our King in everyday life on "Favor Life". 
     

  • 00:46

    Life Of Love with Lakisha Thomas

    in Prayer

                                                    ******This Friday*******


    Life Of Love L.O.L will inspire you to Laugh, Live and Love!


    L.O.L will give you practical application to achieve the ultimate Relationship Goal. What is that? Your Relationship with God. 


                                       ****LISTEN LIVE THIS FRIDAY AT 12:00p(est)****


    Our relationship goals are to grow in relationship with The Lord. The most effective way is communication with Him. The program runs in real-time every Friday at noon, EST. 


    Do you have a prayer request? Email LifeOfLoveLol@gmail.com Dont forget to Follow us on Instagram @_LifeOfLoveLol and Facebook: LifeOfLoveLol *

  • Favor Life ,The Process Of There...............

    in Spirituality

    Favor Life is a 15 minute radio empowerment segment designed to encourage the Christian Believer in their walk of faith and trust everyday through life situations and circumstance. The goal of this radio broadcast is to spiritually empower each believer in their process of growing and maturing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ daily. For the Christian Believer ,who is in this world but operate and live in a different system of faith , we learn to manifest the glory of the Lord in our everyday life by faith , trust and obedience to God's Word. The journey of faith and trust is one that is to be enjoyed as we walk in the victory, purpose and destiny of our process to "there". Our "there" place is the place of our making that expresses the identity and character of Jesus Christ to a world who does not see or know Christ unless we show Him even in the conflicts that we face in our everyday life. So join in as we go through the process of "there" and see the favor of our King in everyday life on "Favor Life". 
     

  • 00:24

    Is There Any Hope for the Caregiver?

    in Finance

    Peter Rosenberger, author of Hope for the Caregiver, speaker, and podcaster, discusses caregiving and the various aspects of life that this affects. How can you take care of the one you love and look after your finances at the same time? Listen to this interview for support, advice, and hope.