Healing Ties

Healing Ties

Beyond Caregiving...How do care; we also have to care for ourselves. How do we treat friends, family, strangers we meet? How do we heal the physical, social, financial, spiritual aspect of life? We do this by creating Healing Ties! By sharing their stories, our guests reveal how they are creating Healing Ties in their community by their words, actions, and deeds.

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September 21, 2021 48 min
Through her marvelous book: "The Courage to Care: Being Fully Present with the Dying" Rev. Linda Bryce's mission is to pass on her understandings and show us how to be there at the bedside, fully present with anyone who is dying, and sharing in the mystery and wonder of death—and after. 

When there is someone at our side, challenging times become more bearable. Whether it is an unexpected life-ending diagnosis, loss of ...
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For more than thirty-five years, Author Susan Ryan has been in roles of non-professional (unpaid) caregiving support for family and loved ones.

Through her experience as a family caregiver, (currently navigating her husband’s care with his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease), Susan has moved from feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and yes - sometimes frightened, to confident and balanced navigating the transitions being care receiver, t...
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September 15, 2021 50 min
Zander Keig, MS, MSW, LCSW, and Jennifer Henius, LCSW are caregivers and social workers embarking an ambitious and much-needed project to launch the LGBTQ Caregiver Center as a new online resource hub as part of the Caregiver Wellness Collective Inc, a new nonprofit startup based in greater Tampa Bay, Florida.

The LGBTQ Caregiver Center aims to raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by #LGBTQCaregivers and those who care fo...
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Jodi O’Donnell–Ames is a professional speaker, wellness and empowerment coach, author, podcaster, and tireless advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Jodi is also the founder and current board member of Hope Loves Company, a non-profit organization committed to providing educational and emotional support to children and young adults who have had or have a loved one battling ALS in their lives...
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Marianne Suicco is a registered nurse, dementia daughter, and author of the novel Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story. She is also a founding member and manager of AlzAuthors.com, the global community of authors writing about Alzheimer's and dementia from personal experiences.

On Alzauthors.com you’ll discover hundreds of inspirational stories which span all Alzheimer’s and dementia stages to off you keen insights and be...
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Dr. BJ Miller is a longtime hospice and palliative medicine physician and educator. He currently sees patients and families via telehealth through Mettle Health, a company he co-founded with the aim to provide personalized, holistic consultations for any patient or caregiver who needs help navigating the practical, emotional and existential issues that come with serious illness and disability.

BJ has worked in all settings of care: ...
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Award-winning author Trish Laub’s expertise is derived from the full-time care of her parents, one with Alzheimer’s and one with stage 4 cancer, for whom she delivered the care and end of life they desired. She served not only as a hands-on caregiver but also as the manager of both of her parents’ daily and medical care, as well as their in-home caregivers and overall care team. She has gone on to assist many others through their c...
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July 13, 2021 50 min
Dr. Hsien Seow and Dr. Samantha Winemaker have worked their entire careers helping those who are facing serious illnesses.

For years, they often heard patients and families say they felt unprepared and overwhelmed.

Despite years of education, research, and advocacy, they continued to hear patients and families say “Why didn’t anyone tell me that sooner…”

They started the Waiting Room Revolution movement because they wanted to improv...
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July 6, 2021 45 min
Ellen Prober Rittberg is an award-winning journalist whose humorous essays and features have appeared in the NY Times, HuffPost, Reader's Digest, and other major platforms.

After being a caregiver to her mother for six years and realizing even though as an attorney she'd represented senior citizens for many years and had written reports and recommendations for judges on other cases, she felt overwhelmed and largely clueless ...
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LGBTQ seniors are among the most important and rapidly growing segment of our community.

Understanding LGBTQ history can help us be better caretakers and advocates for LGBTQ older adults.

Our guest, Amy Whelan has been a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) since 2011 and works on NCLR’s full range of litigation, policy, and public education work.

Amy litigates complex civil cases around the countr...
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Susie Singer Carter is a writer/director/producer who has an intense passion for projects that emphasize girl power of all kinds - for all ages. Above all that... Susie is an extraordinary caregiver too!

Featuring the late great Valerie Harper, Susie's critically acclaimed film…My Mom and the Girl is based on her true story of caring for her Mom, is a heart-warming, uplifting film that gives an unexpected and joyous look at Alzh...
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Elissa Lewin is a licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, who has been in practice over 30 years, and she’s the Founder and Executive Director of Nancy’s House.

Nancy’s House is a program designed to break the isolation and exhaustion that can come with being a family caregiver. The program evolved from Elissa’s own experience as a “serial caregiver”.

Nancy’s House is a unique program in the US. It combines re...
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June 14, 2021 49 min
At any age, a dementia diagnosis is difficult to grasp... But a dementia diagnosis at age 42?

This episode of Healing Ties features special guest David Benedetto who shares his important story about being diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia at 42 and Dementia Care expert Gary Joseph LeBlanc from the Dementia Spotlight Foundation .

Listen in and learn how David and Gary are inspiring other and creating Healing Ties by sharing their s...
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Judy Cornish is an author, founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network (DAWN®), creator of the DAWN Method® and retired elder law attorney.

Her two books (The Dementia Handbook and Dementia With Dignity) take person-centered dementia care from theory to practice by identifying the skills not lost to dementia.

Through DAWN, Judy provides counseling, private classes and an online video program for families and home care...
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Emilia Bourland, OTR, ECHM is an occupational therapist who has spent her career advocating for and treating the needs of clients and caregivers.

As an educator at Texas Woman's University Master of Occupational Therapy program, and as a clinician working in settings as diverse as the ICU, acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, home modification, home health, and outpatient clinics, Emilia came to see two well defined tru...
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We've all heard the phrase, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" ...cancer coach and motivational speaker is Revolutionizing Growth and making lemonade all over the world with his inspiring story of hope and love.

As a two time cancer survivor and kidney transplant recipient , Jeff Studzinski shares his inspiring story that will warm your heart and fill you with hope.

Listen in and learn about Jeff's "angel...
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May 26, 2021 42 min
Irvine Nugent has spent the majority of his career helping leaders and organizations and people like me harness the power of their emotions.

Irvine's new book Leadership Lesson's from the Pub was born out of the unique Irish wisdom Irvine learned growing up in his family’s pub in Northern Ireland. Journey through Ireland’s rich pub culture and back to the boardrooms and offices of the organizations you lead or manage. It’s a...
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May 26, 2021 49 min
Caregiving is not simply a local issue, Caregiving is a universal issue impacting the lives of millions of people from around the globe.

Through their work at Care.ly and Caregiving.com Mike Eidsaune and Christina Best are providing Caregivers from across the globe the opportunity to gather valuable resources and share their stories to help manage their caregiving day.

Listen in and learn how Mike and Christina are creating Healing T...
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May 17, 2021 27 min
Ben Rao is the author of Paying For Long Term Care , Co-Founder of Mom's House enterpriser, philanthropist, lover of music, art, and cool shoes whose positivity and energy are contagious.

After going through the journey of placing his beloved step-father, Tom, in to long term care, Ben discovered how difficult and taxing the ordeal was and decided to use the experience he has gained working in the senior space, to help make othe...
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Melanie Maynor grew up in a small town in south Louisiana surrounded by the love and care of her grandparents and great-grandparents.

That love and care lead Melanie on a path to become a Geriatric Care Manger who is a willing and capable advocate for her clients and families, because of her innate passion for everyone to Age Gracefully.

Listen in and learn how Melanie Maynor is creating Healing Ties through her work as a Geriatri...
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