Healing Ties

Healing Ties

Affectionately known as "The Bow Tie Guy," in the caregiving community, Chris MacLellan brings his soothing style and personal caregiving experience to Healing Ties Radio. With special guest from across the country, the theme of the show is how we create “Healing Ties” in our life and in our community. On “Healing Ties” we focus on the four pillars in life; Our Emotional, Physical, Spiritual and Financial health and how we create good health, happiness and prosperity around us. Now that caregiving has ended, let the Healing Ties being!... Show More

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August 26, 2019 28 min

On our FINAL EPISODE of Healing Ties, I have the pleasure of visiting with Liz O'Donnell from Working Daughter. Liz has been a champion for caregivers, especially Working Daughters and in her new book, Working Daughters, Liz provides her readers with timely tips and real life stories to help balance your caregiving day. Listen in and learn how Liz O'Donnell is creating Healing Ties all around us?

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August 20, 2019 38 min

On this episode of Healing Ties, we welcome Zachary White and Donna Thomson, Co-Authors of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver. Personal transformation is usually an experience we actively seek out—not one that hunts us down. Becoming a caregiver is one transformation that comes at us, requiring us to rethink everything we once knew. Informed by original caregiver research and proven adv... Read more

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On this episode of Healing Ties, we visit with Senior Housing Consultant Theressa Forster. With 10 years of experience working in senior housing, Theressa's mission is to make senior housing communities operate efficiently, while providing a warm home environment with compassionate care for seniors. Listen in and learn how Theressa compassionate care is creating Healing Ties all around us!

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In this episode of Healing Ties, we welcome dementia caregiving expert Gary Joseph Leblanc from the Dementia Spotlight Foundation. The Dementia Spotlight Foundation is proudly presenting a day of FREE dementia education on March 8th and a day of music and fundraising on March 9th at the Alzheimer's Music Fest in Tampa Bay, Florida to raise money for FREE respite care for families in the Tamp Bay area! To learn more about this e... Read more

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On this episode of Healing Ties we welcome National Home Expert Caroline Blazovsky! With over 18 years of experience working with the public and physicians to create healthy living spaces and improve wellness. Caroline loves making people healthier! She is also CEO of MY HEALTHY HOME®, a green company that offers testing services, products and consultations for homes throughout the US. Listen in and learn how Caroline is creating ... Read more

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December 9, 2018 29 min

The Weight of Honor is the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the lives of families caring for their catastrophically wounded solders returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Over the course of five years, Stephanie Howard followed the arc of what happens when some of America's best and strongest volunteer to protect our nation, but return home physically and emotionally broken. What happens when they return ...
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December 1 is World AIDS Day and Roland Chesters was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2006 and given two weeks to live at the time of his diagnosis. In his book, Ripples from the Edge of Life, Roland gathers stories from 13 other people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS between 1982 and 2015 and how they have managed their diagnosis and the in particular, the mental ill health created by the stigma that still surrounds HIV/AIDS. In this episode o... Read more

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It goes without saying that our teeth are vital to our personal health an nutrition and sometimes we take our teeth for granted. On this episode of Healing Ties, Dr. Dave Baer from from the Pueblo Dental Surgery Center, explains the variety of options available for dental implants while providing a clear understanding of the procedures to ensure implants are safe fore everyone. Listen in and learn how Dr. Baer is creating Healing... Read more

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Dental Hygiene plays an important role in our over all health and well-being. Yet many of us have just a tad bit of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist. On this episode of Healing Ties our guest is Dr. Dave Baer from the Pueblo Dental Surgery Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Dr. Baer's soothing style will put you at complete ease as he explains how new trends in dental care, including IV sedation, helps remove our anxiety... Read more

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November 9, 2018 32 min

On this episode of Healing Ties, I have the pleasure of visiting with writer and journalist, Michelle Seitzer. Passionate about care, Michelle writes about caregiving and lives the caregiving life too. She's a co-moderator for the once weekly #CareChat, cares for her daughter with special needs, and helped care for her beloved grandparents, who passed away in 2009 and 2017. Listen in and learn how Michelle is making room in th... Read more

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November 4, 2018 33 min

Laura Boedges is an experienced wealth manager, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, who, as a divorcee herself, dedicates a large portion of her time to working with women and men in transition. She is also a Caregiver! Listen in and learn how Laura Boedges is creating Healing Ties all around us!

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November 1, 2018 25 min

Leda Rosenthal is a 22-year-old caregiver and entrepreneur dedicated to making life-enhancing technologies accessible to caregivers and their loved ones. Leda became passionate about innovative caregiving methods when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease during her first year at Colgate University. As the Founder & CEO of Alz You Need, Leda has both built and used dementia assistive technology, now it is her missi... Read more

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October 12, 2018 27 min

Jay Newton-Small is the founder of MemoryWell, a national network of more than 500 journalists who tell the life stories of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in order to improve their care. MemoryWell grew out of Jay's experience with her father, who was living with Alzheimer's disease. Our network of more than 500 professional writers works with families, senior living communities and home care providers to repla... Read more

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September 27, 2018 32 min

Two Irishman came into a bar...NO! Two Irishmen joined together on a podcast to talk about something that they are both passionate about...Caregiving! My guest on this episode of Healing Ties is Ryan McNniff. Ryan is owner of Minute Women Home Health and the host of The Caregiver's Toolbox podcast and has quite a story to share about his personal journey into caregiving and home health. Listen in and learn how Ryan is creat... Read more

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September 24, 2018 29 min

As corporate finance attorney and raising two children of her own, Catherine Hodder was thrusts in the role as family caregiver for her father after he suffered a series of mini-strokes. Suddenly balancing a career, raising children, and taking care of her father, Catherine joined millions of Americans in the Sandwich Generation. Through her experience as a caregiver, Catherine shifted her focus from corporate finance to estate p... Read more

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Janet Fouts has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and a caregiver for her partner, diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 12 years ago. The combination left her burning the candle at both ends; burnout comes quickly and stays. Over time, Janet discovered how to use mindfulness to reduces stress and anxiety. Now Janet brings what she has learned to other caregivers, through book "When Life Hit's The Fan - A mindful gui... Read more

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August 23, 2018 34 min

While in the midst of caregiving we are all looking for the one tool that will make our caregiving day just a little less worrisome. And with technology changing the way we live at an alarming rate, what if the two collided? On this episode of Healing Ties, my guest is Jerry Wilmink from CarePredict. CarePredict is changing the way we care so caregivers can worry less, while catching indicators that impact care. Listen in and ... Read more

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July 18, 2018 21 min

As caregivers, we understand sometimes just getting through the day can be challenging, yet music can help bolster our spirits! On episode 6 of "Songs For The Caregiver Soul" Barbara McAfee asks us to dwell in the spirit of YES! It's a little Gospel, it's a little Irish Blessing, its a song that rasies our hearts to whatever lift brings us! Listen in and learn how Barbara McAfee is creating Healing Ties all around ... Read more

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July 11, 2018 28 min

On episode 5 of "Songs For The Caregiver Soul" Barbara McAfee introduces to two songs that continue us on the path of self thought and self-enrichment. When I Die and Living in the Light are two very personal songs that talk about a taboo subject, our own death. Or is our own death a taboo subject? Could you write your own death song? While the topic matter might seems out of sorts, after you listen to these two wonderf... Read more

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July 8, 2018 31 min

People often think of the elderly when discussing caregiving and end of life. But there are parents, who give birth to a child, discovering their precious child will need lifelong care and have challenges they were not expecting. This sets us off on a journey we never imagined and often feels isolating and frightening. There are countless families and individuals living with extra challenges. On this episode of Healing Ties we vis... Read more

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