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Podcast Episode #37: Discover Who You Really Are Through the Caregiving Journey

With special guest Mimi Amaral, we explore the experience of caregiving as a painful but valuable process to discover our essential humanity. Disease, disability and mortality in the lives of those we care for brings adversity into our own lives.  This adversity can be an opportunity for us to grow [...]

By | July 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #36: Gaining Hope and Strength from Life’s Difficulties and Struggles

Struggles and difficulties come into the lives of every person. How do we find value in the experience of suffering? When pain enters our lives, rather than avoid or deny, we can face it and begin the process of accepting that we have no control, letting go, and grieving our [...]

By | July 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #35: Caregiving: A Tough Journey to Inner Meaning and Purpose

How do we become the person we were meant to be? Essential parts of this life journey include being willing to face and grow through adversity, develop the discipline of transformative resilience, and accept the challenge of providing compassionate care to someone who needs us. This process is neither simple [...]

By | June 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #34: Caregiving: Facing & Living Through Adversity to Become Your Best Self

Pushing the "pause button" after being emotionally triggered helps everyone - including caregivers - stop reacting negatively to themselves and those they care for. Developing an awareness of triggered emotions such as anger, fear or sadness, makes it possible to "push the pause button" and then return, when the time [...]

By | June 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #33: Pushing the Pause Button: A Strategy for Dealing with Triggering

Triggering is an out-of-proportion emotional reaction to difficulties in the present. It happens to everyone, particularly when we're tired or stressed. It indicates the presence of an unhealed wound from our past. In order to resolve and recover from a triggering event, it is essential to develop an awareness of [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #32: Triggering is Part of Being Human

Triggering - or getting your buttons pushed - happens to everyone. This out-of-proportion reaction to difficulties in the present can lead to hurtful or destructive reactions toward ourselves and others. Old troubling emotions from the past - such as anger, sadness, or fear - are particularly close to the surface [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #31: The Importance of Self-Awareness for Caregivers

Caregiver resiliency depends on developing an awareness of the emotional burdens and fatigue that accompany the role of caregiving. On-the-job stress - for both professional caregivers and family or loved-ones providing care - can too easily turn into compassion fatigue and burnout. Self-care, effective boundaries, and maintaining emotional balance are [...]

By | May 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #30: Caregiving: Facing Adversity Every Day

Caregivers serve their clients or loved ones in some of the most difficult circumstances of life. To avoid burnout, caregivers need to continually find new ways to cope and new sources of hope. Pitfalls can derail this process: trying to deny the situation, avoid or run away, or get back [...]

By | May 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #29: Generosity of Spirit

The caregiving profession calls for sacrificial giving in difficult, painful circumstances. Caregivers are stressed by their caring duties, which can trigger their own pain from the past. Staying aware of the emotions that arise within is essential for caregivers in order to stay effective and resilient. They have an important [...]

By | April 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #26: Healing Warriors: Staying On Our Feet Even Under Duress

Warriors set aside their needs to meet the challenges they face. After the battle is over, warriors need time to heal to preserve themselves and their relationships. Caregivers also must diligently practice self-care to preserve themselves and prevent burnout. Stress and negative energy buildup can be dealt with and transformed [...]

By | April 21st, 2019|0 Comments