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April 5, 2015

Caregiver Stress Signs

As a caregiver, you may be so focused on your loved one that you don’t realize that your own health and well-being are suffering. Watch for these signs of caregiver stress:
April 4, 2015

Caregiver Tips

These tips from AARP will help keep your stress in check. 1. Put your physical needs first. Eat nutritious meals. Don’t give in to stress-driven urges for sweets or overindulge in alcohol. Get enough shut-eye; if […]
April 1, 2015

How The Effects Of Music Can Benefit Both The Caregiver & The Care-Receiver

Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, Wednesday, 4/1/15 at noon, PST, (AND AFTERWARDS ON RECORDED PODCAST) as he interviews Janie Lidey, who has been a singer/songwriter since the age of twelve, and a caregiver to her father who is suffering from ALS. The link is:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/04/01/how-the-effects-of-music-can-benefit-both-the-caregiver-the-care-receiver Janie has been recognized for her excellence in music through winning an Emmy for her songwriting; a Grammy for the fine arts program she helped direct at East High School in Anchorage, Alaska; the Mayor’s Arts Award which recognizes excellence in music education; and, a spot on the George Lucas Edutopia website for her role in helping make the world a better place. As a music teacher in the public schools of Alaska for over two decad...es, Janie Lidey taught students from over forty different cultures. Not only did she teach them to sing and play the guitar, she taught them to live their lives with passion, kindness, love, hope and gratitude. The most important lesson was to instill the belief in her students that they could do anything they dreamed or imagined. As an artist, teacher, motivational speaker and now author, Janie is passionate about raising your vibration through the magic of a song. She released her first book and companion CD in 2013 called, The Magic of A Song and is excited to connect with people from all ages and walks and shine some love & light on their journey. Hear her live, or listen to the recorded podcast AFTER THE LIVE SHOW, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion.
March 25, 2015

Caregivers Need Hobies, Activities and Outside Interests to Avoid Burnout

Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Lisa Michelle, Former Caregiver to her mother-in-law, and founder of the Alzheimer's Caregiver Support? Group. Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Lisa Michelle, Former Caregiver to her mother-in-law, and founder of the Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group. They will discuss why it is so important for caregivers not to isolate themselves from their interests and passions. Lisa is a singer, model and dancer, and also performs worldwide with The "Chicago Honey Bears", a full production family-oriented variety song & dance show. The link is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davenassaney/2015/03/25/caregivers-need-hobies-activities-and-outside-interests-to-avoid-burnout Or listen to the recorded podcast AFTERWARDS, anytime, 24/7. Share this link with anyone you know who would benefit from this discussion, especially male caregivers. (AFTER SHOW TIME, RECORDED PODCAST CAN BE HEARD ANYTIME, 24/7 AT SAME LINK)
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 Do To Be An Organized Caregiver, by Organizing Expert, Debbye Cannon

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:
January 21, 2015

Shame, Perfectionism, Worry, Discrimination, Abandonment, Damaged Self-Worth, Caregiving

Listen to Maryann Ehman's Story. Maryann was a highly skilled and educated professional, prosecuting attorney, and ministry leader, Maryann struggled with oppressive perfectionism, shame, and worry formed early on by childhood abuse, discrimination, and abandonment. External cultural expectations on women in the workforce and the church, caused further damage to her sense of worth and value. However, in His faithfulness, God reshaped her mindset and broke through its limitations when He put the study of His favor in front of her day after day for over a year and a half. Today Maryann leads and coaches those who believe that God has called them to more, but don’t necessarily have the clarity they need, strong sense of their value and identity, or the strategies and systems they need to implement their calling. Suffering burnout 3 time herself, she is an expert in guiding Caregivers in ways to avoid it. Join Dave Nassaney, at Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver Radio Program Today at 3:30pm PST. (24/7 afterwards).  We have a different guest every Saturday at 3:30 pm PST. They just might pick up a tip or two that could make all the difference in the world between surviving, or going over the edge and getting closer to burning out.
January 20, 2015

Anger: Excerpt from my new book, The Caregiver’s Caregiver

Anger When fear, frustration or hurt feelings are not expressed, they turn into anger. Anger is a way to release pent up feelings that one cannot identify or explain. There are differing types of anger: There […]
January 19, 2015

Any suggestions on how a caregiver can sleep more than 3 or 4 hours a day?

Anyone out there want to share your secrets on how to get more sleep? Clever tactics, organization strategies that can insure uninterrupted sleep without putting your care-receiver’s safety? Please share your suggestions with us!!!  Thank you!! […]

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