* Grief & Guilt

Randy Cooper 400x400Randy Cooper has had many jobs and careers, ranging from lumberjack in the woods of the Pacific Northwest to serving as a special education teacher, from an operator at a Westinghouse plant to a developer and teacher of the Total Quality Management program at two of their facilities. As an artist, he credits his attention to detail to this latter experience at Westinghouse. Randy’s mother was a master carver of birds and gunstocks, and one of his sisters is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and author. It wasn’t until Randy was nearly 50 that he discovered his own penchant for art. His first experience with art education was taking a 6-week course with sculptor Wren Prather-Stroud.

He also attended a week-long course with Tuck Langland at the Scottsdale Artists’ School. After working successfully in clays, artificial stone, and bronzes, Randy discovered wire mesh, which soon became his medium. He began creating intriguing and magical sculptures in wire mesh and has developed all of the techniques that he uses in making his “Shadow Sculptures” on his own. These are forms created in wire screen that cast lovely shadows on the wall when lit with a light Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiversource. Indeed, sometimes the shadows seem to show more detail than the original sculpture and instill a feeling of magic into the creation. These “Shadow Sculptures” have been sweeping the United States and the world for the past few years, highlighting many private collections throughout the world, and Randy Cooper has become a major force among America’s contemporary artists. Randy works as a full-time sculptor and lives in New Mexico with his wife, Susan, a former environmental engineer who is now a writer and an artist who has worked primarily in pastels, oils, and acrylics. Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver’s Caregiver, author, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers. DaveNass.com , Call (213) 943 3630 to listen.
October 1, 2014

Famous Shadow Sculptor and Caregiver To His Mom, Randy Cooper

Randy Cooper
Randy Cooper has had many jobs and careers, ranging from lumberjack in the woods of the Pacific Northwest to serving as a special education teacher, from an operator at a Westinghouse plant to a developer and teacher of the Total Quality Management program at two of their facilities. As an artist, he credits his attention to detail to this latter experience at Westinghouse. Randy's mother was a master carver of birds and gunstocks, and one of his sisters is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and author. It wasn’t until Randy was nearly 50 that he discovered his own penchant for art. His first experience with art education was taking a 6-week course with sculptor Wren Prather-Stroud. 

He also attended a week-long course with Tuck Langland at the Scottsdale Artists' School. After working successfully in clays, artificial stone, and bronzes, Randy discovered wire mesh, which soon became his medium. He began creating intriguing and magical sculptures in wire mesh and has developed all of the techniques that he uses in making his “Shadow Sculptures” on his own. These are forms created in wire screen that cast lovely shadows on the wall when lit with a light source. Indeed, sometimes the shadows seem to show more detail than the original sculpture and instill a feeling of magic into the creation. These “Shadow Sculptures” have been sweeping the United States and the world for the past few years, highlighting many private collections throughout the world, and Randy Cooper has become a major force among America's contemporary artists. Randy works as a full-time sculptor and lives in New Mexico with his wife, Susan, a former environmental engineer who is now a writer and an artist who has worked primarily in pastels, oils, and acrylics. Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, author, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers.  DaveNass.com ,  Call (213) 943 3630 to listen.

October 1, 2014

Do You Know A Caregiver Grieving or Close to Burnout?

There are over 100 million caregivers just in the United States, that is roughly one-third of the population. That means that every single one of you probably knows someone who is caring for a loved one […]
September 29, 2014

Minister, Attorney, Caregiver to Dad, Radio Host Speaks on Grief – Robert Sidell,

Robert SidellRobert Sidell is nationally published author, motivational speaker, attorney, and radio host. He hosts the weekly radio show Success and the Law on CBS Radio 100.5 FM, KXNT Sunday evenings at 6:00pm. His book "The Gateway, Discover the Pow...
September 29, 2014

Grief: Surviving the Loss of Your Young Child, Kris Swanson, Caregiver

Kris & Monica SwansonKris and his wife, Monica, lost their son, Ty, The grief process was a hard one for them, almost causing them to split, but their faith brought them through the darkest hours of their lives, and today they have two beau...
September 14, 2014

Caring for your Aging Parents, by Caregiver Dave Nassaney

Don't miss this interview about caring for your aging parents. Christopher Rausch is interviewing me on his radio show, "The Kickass Guide To Life" Monday 9/15/14 at 6pm PST. Call in # is 646-378-1582http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thekickassguidetolife/2...
August 27, 2014

Caregiver, Author, Speaker, Former Pastor, Anthony DeFelicis, Speaks on the Loss of His Mom. to Cancer

Author, Speaker, Executive, Former Pastor, Anthony DeFelicis will be speaking on the grief process and how to get through it while he is still grieving his beloved mom's very recent passing. Anthony is currently authoring two books:  “Never Give Up – Light between a Rock and a Hard Place” and “Rite of Passage – Celebrating our Young Men and Women into Adulthood.”  He also sells anti-aging skin care products and teaches Tone-Bo Aerobic Kickboxing and Self-Defense classes.  In addition, Anthony officiates weddings, funerals and memorial services.  Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, author of numerous articles and books, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers who are burned out, but his most important role is being a caregiver to his lovely wife, Charlene. His latest book that he is now working on is entitled: The Caregiver's Caregiver, A Guide to Avoiding Burnout. It 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. Tune in every Wednesday at noon, PST, (Re-Broadcast Saturdays at 3:30pm PST) for interviews with experts in the caregiving field, as they discuss topics of great interest to caregivers, which will help them avoid burnout. www.DaveTheCaregiversCaregiver.com
August 21, 2014

Paraplegic, Author, Speaker, Husband and Father, Marc Richards

Marc Richards was leading a great life when an incredibly unexpected and horrific tragedy changed life as he knew it. Follow him on his journey from a healthy, walking man to navigating through life with paraplegia.Most people have no idea what it's li...
August 12, 2014

Sister Caregivers, Suzy Golden & Judy Aguino (Both Had Disabled Spouses)

Judy Aguino, caregiver to her husband who had severe diabetes and kidney failure talks about her experiences with caregiving, burnout and the grief process, along with her sister, Suzy Golden, who offers emotional support to her disabled husband due to...
August 3, 2014

Being a Caregiver to an Undeserving Parent, Christopher Rausch Interview


What do you do when your parent needs care, but doesn't deserve it? Christopher was a caregiver to his mom before she died of cancer. He really didn't WANT to take care of her, but he felt that he HAD to take care of her, even though she didn't really take care of him as a child and teenager very well. With his father nowhere in sight, his mother nearly gave him up for adoption. Instead, she struggled to provide a life for him while battling multiple psychiatric disorders. Because of her struggle to keep a job, he went from being an average 13-year-old kid living in a 4-bedroom house to being a homeless 7th-grade-dropout, living in the family station wagon — and, if that wasn’t enough, he had to share it with 18 cats and 2 dogs! 

 As a result of his mother’s limitations, Christopher constantly endured mental and physical abuse throughout most of his young life. For the next four agonizing years, Christopher suffered through — and survived — many painful experiences, which ultimately made him the man he is today! After deciding he wasn’t going to be a victim of his circumstances anymore,Christopher changed the course of his life. He overhauled his belief system and seriously got down to business. As a result, he proudly earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, purchased two houses, married his love, and started his professional speaking and training career (Kickass Guiide to Life). 

Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, author of numerous articles and books, speaker, life coach, and radio talk-show host for caregivers who are burned out, but his most important role is being a caregiver to his lovely wife, Charlene. Tune in every WEDNESDAY at NOON PST (Re-broadcasts Saturday at 3:30pm PST,) for interviews with experts in the caregiving field, as they discuss topics of great interest to caregivers, which will help them avoid burnout.



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