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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

Podcast Episode #28: Emotional Vampiring: the Hazards of Being a Caregiver

Caregivers devote one-hundred percent of their energy and compassion to those they care for, who often cannot reciprocate. Caregiving can then become a draining and discouraging experience. There are ways to provide empathic care and still hold on to hope. By learning, making mistakes, getting creative, and staying aware of [...]

By | April 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #27: Healing Warriors: Becoming a Resilient Caregiver

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, improve their resilience and prevent burnout. With caregiving, stress and negative energy can [...]

By | April 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #25: Self Care for All Caregivers

Caregivers must diligently practice self care to preserve themselves and prevent burnout. Caring for others in need can place a burden of stress and negative energy on a caregiver, which in turn can stimulate old stress and pain from their personal history. It is essential for a caregiver to know [...]

By | April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #14: Stressful, Traumatic Situations Need to be Seen as a Challenge & Not a Threat

Difficult situations call for action - measured, not impulsive - which helps move us toward a solution. Seeing such experiences as challenges, not threats also make it possible to succeed. Managing our negative emotions like fear and anger ("emotional hygiene") are also essential. Our thinking needs to stay focused on [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #13: Having Hope When We Face Overwhelming Challenges in Life

A deeper discussion of four strategies for facing difficult challenges: examining our attitudes; understanding our emotional reactions; taking responsibility; and examining our relationship to control. We present US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger - "Sully" - as an exemplar of someone who responded to an overwhelming challenge with courage and [...]

By | December 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #12: Why me? What’s Broken Can Be Mended

When hard times hit, we have two choices: spiral downward into defeat; or seek support, gain perspective, learn new skills, and take steps. Moving forward with hope is not easy, but always possible. Listen to the podcast here  

By | December 21st, 2018|0 Comments