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Rick & Tanya ShawRick spent 8 ½ years in the Marine Corps, however, he was medically separated 6/11. During his time on active duty, he completed 2 combat tours to Iraq, was a helicopter mechanic, aerial gunner, and instructor.
He suffered silently with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for just over 7 years and was just about as close as one could be to ending their life before his amazing wife was somehow able to pull him out of the darkest of places. Click here…..
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/22/never-give-up-a-caregivers-ptsd-success-story-tonya-rick-shaw-usmc


Join Dave, The Caregiver’s Caregiver as he interviews Rick & Tonya Shaw, Wednesday, 4/22/15 at noon, PDT). Tonya acted as a caregiver to her PTSD husband for years, trying to save her family, and her marriage that was destined for divorce. However, her goal was not going to be an easy one. Rick began self-medicating with alcohol mixed with prescribed medication just to get a couple hours of sleep at night. However, the onset of sleepwalking and nightmares became a nightly occurrence. Shortly after, he began to wake up with flashbacks and was convinced that their house was under attack. He then began waking up, pacing in his home with a pistol. His wife would follow him around to make sure he did not hurt anyone. Rick began isolating himself, and his behavior now adversely affected his job. Eventually, Tonya was able to get Rick to open up publicly about how PTSD had not only affected him, but also his wife and everyone around him. The suicide rate for veterans is staggering and almost impossible to fathom. In fact, veterans make up 20% of the suicides in the United States, but only make up 10% of the population. In whole numbers, last year, just under 40,000 people committed suicide in the U.S. Of that, just over 8,000 were veterans. Rick and Tonya have now devoted their lives to PTSD awareness of this misunderstood disorder. Please share this link with anyone who is suffering with PTSD. This is a “must see” show!

April 22, 2015

Never Give Up! A Caregiver’s PTSD Success Story. Tonya & Rick Shaw USMC

Rick spent 8 ½ years in the Marine Corps, however, he was medically separated 6/11. During his time on active duty, he completed 2 combat tours to Iraq, was a helicopter mechanic, aerial gunner, and instructor. […]
February 25, 2015

Transform Your Caregiver Heart from Self-Destruct to Emotional & Logical Balance

Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews this very entertaining guest, known as "Doc, The Defender of Caregivers," (Lon Kieffer), this Wednesday at noon, PST at (213) 943 3630, or the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/02/25/transform-your-caregiver-heart-from-self-destruct-to-emotional-logical-balance They will discuss some caregiver bad habits that often gets them into unnecessary stressful situations, such as: 1. All-or-nothing thinking 2. Overgeneralization 3. Mental filter 4. Disqualifying the positive 5. Jumping to conclusions 6. Mind reading 7. The Fortune Teller Error 8. Magnification (Catastrophizing) or Minimization 9. Emotional reasoning 10. Should statements 11. Labeling and mislabeling 12. Personalization You won't want to miss this very informative and inspirational, as well as entertaining interview! Motivational Speaker, Author, & EnterTrainer, Lon Kieffer has been featured at National, Regional and Statewide conferences in more than 35 states, and regularly speaks at "Caregiver" forums across the country in addition to performing his one-man, Comedic/Dramatic Play "Defending the Caregiver!" in small venues such as ALF's, CCRC's, and local theaters. With 30 years experience as a Leader in the Caregiver Culture, coupled with his experience as a former professional stand-up comedian, Lon will discuss the internal problems with typical caregiver thinking that allows them to fall into poor health, while making costly decisions on their self-care.
February 18, 2015

10 Things You MUST DoToBeAn Organized Caregiver,byOrganizingExpert,DebbyeCannon

In the early 1980’s, I was caring for my 2 children (both under two years old, & in cloth diapers!) and life was absolutely eating me alive! I had the responsibilities of wife, mother, homemaker and I was endeavoring to run a substantial home-based business. I found that although my business was EXPLODING, my home life was IMPLODING! What WAS I thinking? By late afternoon, when I needed to be preparing dinner, I’d find myself collapsed in my kitchen from low blood sugar, surrounded by my little ones without a CLUE about what I could assemble for dinner. There would be pasta, but no sauce, meat frozen solid and no side dishes in my pantry. My house felt a mess. Laundry was piled high and the floors were so sticky I feared walking through the kitchen! I decided to create some shortcuts. I created a system for more than just surviving my life. Pretty soon I was actually thriving, and my friends noticed. By popular demand, I began teaching local workshop groups. The Butler family encouraged me to publish my system. The first edition was published in September of 1988, a second printing followed in January 1997 and a third edition in 2006. Prompted to share my systems and techniques, I have now become the SMARTcut® Expert. I am passionate about helping way past busy entrepreneurs especially Caregivers, who are struggling with the juggling. I hope my work will give you the time and energy to reach more of your personal dreams, serve your family, church and community in ways that really make a difference. Click here to listen:
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