VIDEO: Caregiving: Dean Cain Interview promoting: It’s My Life, Too! (3.5 MIN)
Synopsis: This new book is designed to teach caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones (due to an illness or disability) how to take care of themselves FIRST. If they don’t learn this, they will likely suffer burnout and become as helpless as the person they are caring for.
The airlines got it right every time they tell you in their emergency briefing, “In the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure, your oxygen masks will fall from the ceiling. If you are with a small child, put your mask on FIRST, before you help your child with their mask.” They understand all too well from personal experience that the first instincts of a caring, loving and self-sacrificial parent is to help their loved one before they help themselves. They also understand that those who do so, often black out, thus becoming unable to help either themselves or their child.
Caregivers are the same way. Caregiver burnout is at epidemic proportions. With roughly 100 million caregivers in the United States alone, (about one third of the population) everyone knows someone who is caring for a loved one that is likely not taking care of their own needs first. This book, and my radio show, “Dave, the Caregiver’s Caregiver, Avoiding Burnout,” will help fill this need in the caregiver community.
Synopsis: What if you woke up one morning and discovered that you forgot how to speak – that you just couldn’t remember how to formulate the words in your mouth? You couldn’t remember how to position your tongue and your lips so that you could speak the very sentences that are on your mind — they just won’t come out of your mouth. Now in addition to that, what if you also could not remember how to spell those very words — which you can’t even write them down because you forgot how to form a simple sentence on paper? This is the devastating consequences of ignoring stroke symptoms and signs of stroke.
This has to be one of the most frustrating experiences for a stroke survivor or a caregiver to experience in stroke recovery. To be robbed of the very thing that separates us from the rest of the animal world – to communicate with a learned language using the very words that we all take for granted. These symptoms of stroke are called apraxia and aphasia, and it usually is associated with the signs of a stroke or a mini stroke.
In this book, you will meet Charlene Nassaney, a stroke survivor since 1996, and her husband David of almost 40 years. In addition to hearing their amazing story, you will also learn what is a stroke, the signs of stroke, and how to help prevent a stroke from ever happening to you or your loved ones. If a stroke does occur, you will learn what you can do to survive it without making the most common and costly mistakes that may save a life or a brain from irreparable damage (as well as a caregiver from years of an unnecessary and overwhelming burden).
Synopsis: I have owned and worked for family owned gas stations for over 45 years, and there has never been a shortage of questions that people would ask me concerning the oil companies. Perhaps you have some gas station questions of your own that may get answered in this book. Questions like: “What is it really like dealing with those big oil companies? Do you get to set the gas prices or do the oil companies dictate the prices? Why does the price of gas go up so quickly and so often?”
Big oil companies are probably the most distrusted and hated of entities out there. Along with attorneys, banks and insurance companies, they lack the public’s trust and respect. Most oil companies have more assets and gross profit than most third world countries. I will try to answer all of the questions mentioned above. I will also share some funny, entertaining, sad, shocking and interesting details about my particular gas station experiences during the last forty-five years. I don’t think that anyone really knows the truth about oil company practices, but hopefully you will, at the least, gain a better perspective from someone who was just a little bit closer to it all than most people were. Along with you, I too was getting hosed by the oil companies.
Co-Authored with 68 Amazing Authors to Share Their Life Experiences SO That You Can Take the First Step to Rock Your Life! Rock Your Life is filled with amazing stories by incredible people. Craig Duswalt asked some of his high-profile friends if they would share a success they had in their lives so that they might inspire future business leaders and world changers. They all said yes!
This book features an impressive lineup of “RockStars” including Russell Hitchcock, lead singer of the amazing and successful pop duo, Air Supply; Dean Cain, played Superman on the hit television show, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; Ray Parker Jr., writer and performer of the mega-hit song, Ghostbusters; Don Cromwell, former bass player for Air Supply and Eddie Money; Natasha Duswalt, author of three books, one #1 Amazon best-selling book, and owner of a top modeling agency in Los Angeles; Sandra Yancey, Founder and CEO of the #1 Women’s Entrepreneur Conference, eWomenNetwork; Captain Charlie Plumb, retired Navy Captain, former POW and International Speaker; Bill Walsh, America’s Business Expert; Joel Weldon, Golden Gavel winner and Hall of Fame Speaker; “Famous Dave” Anderson, America’s Rib King and founder of Famous Dave’s restaurants; and RADM Paul Becker, a retired, highly decorated U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer.
Co-Authored with 130 Amazing Authors Sharing Their Life Experiences During the Business Expert Forum of the Harvard Business School Faculty Club.
Inside you will find almost 100 stories from some of the top Thought Leaders in the world. Each one was invited to a special once a year event at the Harvard Faculty Club to speak on their area of expertise.
The results from this effort has given you, the reader, an opportunity to cut right to the heart of the messages that these Thought Leaders think are most important in all of their vast knowledge. The combination of being on stage at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in front of over 100 of their top peers caused the Thought Leaders in this book to rise to the occasion.
You will read powerful, educating and motivating stories by speakers from all over the globe, including Singapore, China, Canada, Australia and Mexico, who traveled up to 50 hours just to speak at this epic event.
Our hope and desire is that the messages contained in this book will affect your life the way they have affected the participants. Our goal is that you, the reader, find just the information you need to affect the changes that you want to see in your life.
Co-Authored with some great authors. Are you ready to live your life on purpose and with passion? Are you living consciously? Are you Awake, Aware and Alive, living the life you love? The most sought after commodity on earth is to be happy, healthy, wealthy and living the life you love with PEACE OF MIND. The stories in this book reveal some of the secrets to having it all. If you are ready to BE YOU, spread your wings and fly into the life you love, then this book is for you!
The secrets to success have been passed down from generation to generation but have you ever wondered if you are in a generation that was skipped. These secrets were designed to enable you to attract money, power and love automatically. These scrupulously-guarded secrets have enabled humanity to achieve incredible wealth and prosperity. When you discover these secrets, some of which have been shared inside this book, you will begin to be like a moth to a flame as you unfold the blueprint for your financial success.
ARTICLE. Surviving With A Positive Attitude, Attitude makes all the difference in the world. It either makes you, or it breaks you. You will learn much, and enjoy this inspiring article in the Stroke Connection Magazine.
(Go to David & Charlene’s Story, January-February 2012)
ARTICLE. The Grief Process. Learn the 5 stages of grief, and understand which stage you are going through to expedite your journy through grief. There are no short cuts, you have th go THROUGH the grief process, you can’t go around it, you have to go THROUGH it.