TAL #035 PAULIE GEE

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • How Paulie spent 30 years masquerading as a corporate geek
  • How he pointed himself in a new career direction
  • The power of speaking things into existence
  • Advice to anyone who has a similar itch for a life change
  • Why he built a pizza oven in his backyard (it was for more than just the pizza parties)
  • Why Yankee fans make the best oven masters
  • How to influence influencers
  • The story of the pizza place that refused to hire him
  • The importance of having a supportive life partner and how he met his wife of 40+ years
  • Why you won't get take-out at Paulie Gee's
  • The "Paulie Gee Playlist": how many songs are it and which artists will never make it the list
  • His prolific Instagram account (+ what, in his opinion, is wrong with mine)
  • Why his employees can only wear logos from other pizzerias
  • Which toppings are prohibited on his pies
  • The secret ingredient he keeps on hand for his old school Italian patrons 
  • His big surprise about being a boss
  • The two things you need to make a dream reality
  • Who his greatest inspiration in the pizza world is
  • The one thing never to ask him to cook
  • Who he cooks for (hint: it's not you, and it's not me)
  • The part his belief in God plays for him
  • What he considers to be a Holy Trinity
  • The most fearful moment of opening his restaurant 
  • The one thing he can't leave to his head chef to do

 

And, pull up a chair for AFTER THOUGHTS and hear Colleen speak with her favorite DJ and fellow pizza tour participant, DJ CENTER, where he shares his thoughts on Paulie's playlist, his favorite Paulie Gee's pizza, what he's learned from Paulie, and why he thought Paulie was not a real person

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

The real risk was not taking a risk.
— Paulie Gee
Just do it. Walk through the wall of fear. It’s paper thin and there’s only good stuff on the other side.
— Paulie Gee
Commitment is your friend because when you commit to things, the energy that’s inside of you, you’re going to draw out more and make it happen.
— Paulie Gee
We all have seeds of greatness in us. You have to be able to bring those seeds out and make them grow.
— Paulie Gee

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 You can find DJ Center  HERE

You can find DJ Center HERE

 

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TAL #034 BETH SUERETH

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

Hospice:

  • What is it
  • When it should be considered
  • Where it happens
  • Cost
  • When to consider hospice even if the doctor isn't suggesting it
  • How to take a course of action that's different from what the doctor recommends

Considerations before hospice:

  • Who is involved in decision-making
  • Legal documents
  • Funeral wishes
  • How to make an end-of-life plan for the patient
  • The two questions that can get you very different answers

Considerations during hospice:

  • How to inform family members and others
  • How to handle differences between patient and family wishes 
  • How to put a plan into action with the least distress for the patient
  • How to use the time that's left
  • Quality of life
  • Tying up loose ends for all

 

  • And, stay tuned for AFTER THOUGHTS to hear Colleen read her emotional essay: 24 Hours in the Life of the Death of My Mother

 

If you'd like to take Beth's advice and keep copies of medical documents with you (and be like Colleen and whip medical details out of your proverbial holster with lightning speed) you can create your own binder. 

Click HERE for the link to THE BINDER page inserts.

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

There’s always a way around a situation.
— Beth Suereth
Preparation and any knowledge at all about what’s to come just helps making the decisions along the way so much easier.
— Beth Suereth
I am on this mission to get this information out there.
— Beth Suereth

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TAL #033 VICTORIA BUDA

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • How Victoria transitioned from running a theater to starting a movement
  • The proverbial well she fell into and how she got herself out
  • The sign to close her theater she received
  • What losing professional labels stirred up in her
  • The word "just" and what happens when we say it, and why we say it
  • The Being Me Movement
  • How the death of her father inspires her to live fully
  • The clues toward our true desires within our mistakes
  • Doing what is written on our heart and why we often don't do it
  • The beautiful mission of her "Being Me" podcast
  • The power of intuition
  • The difference in the 20-somethings of today vs. yesterday
  • Helping young adults to step back from media, check in with themselves, and unstory themselves

And, stay tuned for AFTER THOUGHTS to hear a poem written by one of the Being Me Movement members, Brendan Didio.

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

We are all born beautifully perfect and anything that we may judge as imperfect is not imperfect.
— Victoria Buda
If you could un-story yourself and unravel all the things that have happened to you, they are not of you.
— Victoria Buda
If you have the thought to do it, you have the resources in you to do it.
— Victoria Buda

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SHOW NOTES:

Being Me Movement

Victoria's podcast, Being Me

Victoria on Instagram

"Just "Say No" by Ellen Petry Leanse

Wayne Dyer

 

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TAL #032 BETH SUERETH

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • What to expect in the hospital
  • How to get your loved one the best care
  • Learn the first thing to do when meeting hospital staff
  • Find out which hospital form you'll want on file
  • How to get medical information
  • How much time you should stay with your loved one
  • Common hospital mistakes + how to prevent them
  • Common reasons for readmission + how to prevent it   
  • Why you'll want to pack a notebook + dry erase marker
  • What to watch for with medications
  • How to catch the doctor on rounds
  • How to step-up communication long-distance
  • What happens when the patient is released: how to prepare, what to do, and what to ask
  • A critical piece of information to get from the discharge nurse
  • Hospice care - a positive look at this change in the care plan
  • Preventable hospital death
  • All about altered mental status, dementia, + UTI's
  • The importance of acknowledging our new role of family caregiver
  • How you can get Beth's free booklet "How to Help a Loved One in the Hospital"

 

  • And, stay tuned for AFTER THOUGHTS to learn what to pack in your "911 Bag" so you are ready for an emergency visit to the emergency room

Click HERE for a free PDF list of the contents of the 911 BAG.

Click HERE for the link to THE BINDER page inserts.

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Never go to the hospital as a patient without an advocate with you.
— Beth Suereth
Caregiving is not something you do alone. Period. You have to rope in every remotely willing or even unwilling family members, friends, neighbors.
— Beth Suereth
You have an enormous amount of power.
— Beth Suereth

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TAL #031 SHANNON ELHART

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • A different approach to living a happy life
  • The devastating news she received about her unborn child
  • The "something" that comes up for people in a place of pain
  • How her son's baptism had her look at her "Good Girl Checklist" in a new way
  • The "epiphany bubble" she experienced after asking, "Is this pain ever going to go away?"
  • The 1st and 2nd steps toward healing
  • What Shannon left behind as she healed her life
  • The message society gives us to (not) handle our pain
  • A "stinky" analogy for what not healing is like
  • Why Shannon went to AA and looked deeply at the cause of her drinking
  • The step she believes is missing from 12-step programs
  • The importance of talking with our children about alcohol
  • Awareness of rape and the repercussions in her life
  • How forgiveness gives us freedom

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Everyone is so deeply loved.
— Shannon Elhart
You can choose happiness. You can choose it every day and be present in your life even when things are really painful.
— Shannon Elhart
No matter what you’ve done, or what’s happened to you, or what’s come up in your life, you can learn something and grow from there.
— Shannon Elhart

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TAL #030 RACHEL MARIE

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • The idea of home and how it changes
  • Setting out to travel after separating from her husband
  • Coming home to care for her father 
  • Setting out to travel again after the loss of her father, with a new intention 
  • The mountains of people who helped her on her journey
  • Find out how much money was in her bank account when she went to Hawaii
  • Who she saw in others as she photographed their portraits
  • You'll never be able to guess one of the things she packed for her trip
  • The things she got rid of and why
  • One of the last things her dad instructed her to do
  • The urge for invisibility during grief
  • Learn who Maude is
  • Where Rachel will be visiting next to endcap her journey
  • Why people really do make all the difference
  • How she sees herself now and how she's been changed

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

I was checking into life in a different way because I was tapping into some really deep grief I had never experienced before in my lifetime.
— Rachel Marie
To be somehow grateful for the darkest things in our life, how beautiful is that? How much more does that open you up to the world and the people around you?
— Rachel Marie
The adventure is the journey.
— Rachel Marie

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SHOW NOTES:

Rachel on Instagram

Rachel's email address: rachelthephotogypsy@gmail.com

 Rachel's 274 song road trip playlist (it's wonderful + she suggests playing it on random.)

Rachel's photo above taken by Derrick Richardson

And here are photos of Rachel on her journey:

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Photo by: Mckenzie Leek

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TAL #029 CHARLOTTE HAIMES

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • The job that led Charlotte to create Women Making Waves 
  • The negative effects of toxic work culture
  • Who inspired her to see another way of living was possible
  • Creating the time and space to become herself
  • How sharing our stories helps to create empathy + connection
  • Learning how to be in the bad and the good at the same time
  • The empowerment of taking off the masks we wear in public
  • Embracing not knowing what is happening tomorrow
  • Living with fewer rules and control
  • How her online community, WMW, is shaping her personally
  • Advice to anyone who is thinking of making a work change
  • A great tip to remember when interviewing for a job
  • The power in not forcing outcomes

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

I think it’s okay to say ‘I can’t do it all’.
— Charlotte Haimes
You need a rendezvous with yourself on a daily basis.
— Charlotte Haimes
Being imperfect is okay.
— Charlotte Haimes

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TAL #028 CATHY SIKORSKI

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • How Cathy was a caregiver to seven family members + friends
  • Why Cathy is committed to spreading joy + laughter
  • The costs of preparing before, during, or after a crisis
  • What kind of lawyer + financial planner you need
  • The legal documents ( + two secret documents) you'll want to get ASAP and how they assist the caregiver
  • Why people who aren't rich need an attorney + financial planner
  • Why mom + dad should pay their own way
  • Why Cathy is helping women offset the financial jeopardy they put themselves in by being family caregivers
  • How + why to balance your funds
  • What to do when you are given a "Moon Form" in the hospital
  • Why + when not to pay a medical bill
  • A surprise health issue that requires immediate testing
  • The roles compassion, communication, + touch play for you and the person for whom you care
  • Advice for caregivers AND new mothers

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Be kind to you.
— Cathy Sikorski
You have to look at solutions all the time about how to keep yourself financially viable in the face of getting older.
— Cathy Sikorski
If you can go put your head on your pillow at night and say “I loved as best as I could and created a place of love for someone”, there’s nothing better.
— Cathy Sikorski

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TAL #027 ALLISON LAZICKY

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • The benefits of a parent's move to an assisted living community
  • How to initiate a difficult conversation with a parent
  • Maintaining the sense of purpose and dignity for seniors
  • The guilt in simultaneously managing your own family and your parent's life
  • Managing the leadership role of being "the" family caregiver
  • The power of assigning accountability and responsibilities to family members
  • The impact gratitude has within your leadership role
  • Putting "The Oz Principle" to work for you
  • The importance of having an organized system in place to keep you on track
  • How to look for the right assisted living community
  • What assisted living residents can gain in the community
  • How to join your parent's journey
  • How to acclimate more quickly to the assisted living community
  • Who to check in with to see how your parent is really adjusting
  • What happens if the assisted living isn't the right fit
  • How to handle relatives who have a negative opinion about the assisted living

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

You have to be like a ninja, always able to go in a different direction.
— Allison Lazicky
You have to think proactively.
— Allison Lazicky
It’s not only your parent or loved one’s quality of life, it’s yours as well.
— Allison Lazicky

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TAL #026 MINDY BOLTON

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Fun and creativity in communication
  • What got Mindy interested in working with persons living with dementia
  • Forgetting reality in the midst of connecting 
  • Playscriptions + Peacescriptions: what the heck they are and why you'll want them
  • The magically powerful tool of "the wink"
  • Ways to communicate non-verbally with a person living with dementia
  • Body scanning as a means to get out of your head
  • Breath-work as a way to get through difficult conversations
  • Thumb wars and the surprising time to initiate them
  • Creating switch points to redirect conversations
  • Being aware of the energy you bring into every situation
  • Recommendations for at-home family caregivers
  • Why Mindy sees us living in the age of enlightenment
  • Why play would reduce the use of psychotropic drugs in care communities
  • The strength of human connections

QUOTES OF NOTE:

What if we looked at play as a dose of something that is good for our health?
— Mindy Bolton
If you start to practice inserting play where you can, you actually start to live a life where you start to recognize that almost nothing is really that serious.
— Mindy Bolton
We all smile, we all breathe, we all want love.
— Mindy Bolton

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SHOW NOTES:

Mindy's website

Mindy on Instagram

Mindy on Facebook

Email Mindy at yesandthankyou@gmail.com

Wonders in Dementia Land book

 

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TAL #025 LESLIE COTTRELL SIMONDS

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • What happens when we ignore our body's messages
  • How Leslie survived three simultaneous illnesses
  • How creativity has realigned her body, mind, and spirit
  • Stepping into her innate power
  • Helping others step into their own wisdom + gifts
  • Why Leslie hid from others how sick she was
  • The low blood pressure induced vision that shifted her course of healing
  • The intentional choices Leslie take to get into alignment
  • What caused money to flow into her life
  • The power of living in your highest excitement
  • Why we are all creatives
  • What happens when we connect with the divine
  • Embracing hardships for opportunities for learning, growth, and joy
  • Christianity's backward role in transformation + illness

QUOTES OF NOTE:

We learn from every moment that we allow ourselves to learn from.
— Leslie Cottrell Simonds
The more time I spent creating art, the more I felt that zone, that wonderful place, the better I felt physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
— Leslie Cottrell Simonds
A lot of magic can happen in five minutes.
— Leslie Cottrell Simonds

LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

 Quote from Leslie's upcoming book

Quote from Leslie's upcoming book

 Quote from Leslie's upcoming book

Quote from Leslie's upcoming book

 Quote from Father Richard Rohr, mentioned during the show

Quote from Father Richard Rohr, mentioned during the show

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TAL #024 COLLEEN KAVANAUGH

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • The 1st annual birthday edition - a super dog dare to myself
  • The hole of grief that finds me at each birthday
  • Why I throw my own parties
  • The shifts that occur after the loss of parents
  • The gift my mother gave me on her last birthday
  • How to look at the people who shape our lives
  • The places love + loss bring us within ourselves
  • Growth within fear
  • Why I am now anticipating the bouquet of flowers and not the axe murderer

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Birthdays after loss mess me up. Do they mess anyone else up?
— Colleen Kavanaugh
What am I gonna do for somebody else, whether it’s their birthday or just an ordinary day, to make them feel a bit more special?
— Colleen Kavanaugh
I’m not gonna to anticipate the axe murderer anymore, I’m gonna anticipate the bouquet of flowers.
— Colleen Kavanaugh
 

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SHOW NOTES:

Colleen's website, which you are already on :-)

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TAL #023 TROY ANDERSON

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Speak Up's mission of creating a new reality for girls in poverty
  • How Speak Up is transforming the lives of girls in Bangladesh via education, a safe home, and practical legal casework
  • Creating a new way of thinking for and about girls
  • How the statistic that 2/3 of the girls in Bangladesh are married before the age of 18 is changing
  • The new normal being created for the girls of the next generation
  • How Troy's upbringing informs his work
  • What Troy saw as a volunteer in Thailand + India that affected him deeply
  • The conundrum the question, "What is your dream?" initially caused for the girls
  • How Troy sets boundaries between his heart and his work to maintain a work-life balance
  • Troy's three wishes for his girls
  • What the card in his wallet from a girl in the Girls Education Program says
  • How you can make a difference in one girl's life

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

As people’s minds are changed, that’s when the real progress or change can happen.
— Troy Anderson
There might be 500 million girls in poverty right now that are vulnerable, maybe not to brothels or child marriage, but to just being mistreated because they are poor and female.
— Troy Anderson
It’s not about ME. It’s about what WE can do.
— Troy Anderson

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SHOW NOTES:

SPEAK UP FOR THE POOR.org

How to sponsor a girl

SPEAK UP on Instagram

SPEAK UP on Facebook

SPEAK UP on Twitter

Email: Contact@SpeakUpForThePoor.org

 

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TAL #022 GAEL CHIARELLA ALBA

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • The energy anatomy of grief
  • Living with what is and not being attached to outcomes
  • Our experience around energy
  • Being in the world but not of it
  • How to transform negative energy into light, love + presence and the analogy of an ice cube
  • The fundamentals of emotional freedom
  • Why letting go is a key component to grieving
  • How Gael's son survived a traumatic brain injury
  • The power of questioning + being an informed patient
  • Why caregiving requires caring for yourself
  • The power in changing our language around grief
  • Ways of creating ease during difficulty
  • The one thing Gael makes time for every day to stay centered
  • "The Lucky Space" - what it is and why you need it

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

When you have ease in you, and you have more presence in you, the people in your life experience you differently.
— Gael Chiarella Alba
Don’t be hard on yourselves, people.
— Gael Chiarella Alba
Park at the far end of the lot, kids. It’s an opportunity to take a walk, to take a breath, to distance yourself from the immediacy of the moment. You can do a little meditation.
— Gael Chiarella Alba

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SHOW NOTES:

Gael's website

Gael on Twitter

Gael on LinkedIn

 

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TAL #021 JUSTIN BILLS

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • A close friend's cancer returns and what Justin learns from the experience
  • How to speak to someone who is suffering
  • The story of meeting his wife
  • The blurred line between being friend and pastor
  • How to save faith in the face of death
  • The acceptance of what can not change
  • Removing the responsibility that a terminal illness is our own fault
  • Consciously choosing not to add blame and shame to grief
  • How to answer to the people who come out of the woodwork during illness
  • Dropping the pressure of agenda
  • Filling the space with words vs sitting in silence
  • The heavy mantle of being expected to seal someone's fate
  • How to overcome the fear that keeps us from doing the thing we want to do
  • How to say, "You aren't alone"
  • His one regret with his friend while she was in hospice
  • Where faith brings us during suffering

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

What can I give? What can I listen to? How can I understand? How can I begin to feel what they feel?
— Justin Bills
It always feels like I’m stumbling through the dark and by some grace, something beyond myself happens. And isn’t that just the truth of all of us?
— Justin Bills
Just let everything get smashed to bits because the only things that last are the wonderful things, the beautiful things, the loving things, the things that actually help people.
— Justin Bills

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SHOW NOTES:

Justin on Instagram

Justin's sermon "That Was the Worst Christmas Ever" (scroll to 11.20.17's podcast)

 

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TAL #020 CLARE EGAN

 
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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • How living in the present opens the door to our acceptance of current circumstances
  • Which signs made Clare aware that her husband was ill
  • Why certain ways of thinking can allow us to not focus on the negative
  • The little things to think about when caring for a person with Alzheimer's to maintain their dignity
  • What helped Clare through the grief of losing her husband, Jack, of 57 years
  • Why it's important to think about yourself

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

You don’t think you’ll get through it. You don’t think you will, but you will.
— Clare Egan
It’s foolish to get upset over small things.
— Clare Egan
Don’t worry about it. Life is too short... Let’s have a glass of wine!
— Clare Egan

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SHOW NOTES:

Clare is living life off-line while her dog spends long days napping. Feel free to leave any comments for Clare here and I'll be more than happy to make sure she receives them. 

 

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TAL #019 MARY ANN GIANNONE

 
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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Mary Ann's passion for one-to-one youth mentoring
  • A peek into what it took to open Paulie Gee's, a top NYC pizzeria
  • The joy of watching your partner flourish
  • How mentoring has changed her life
  • What a mentor can bring to the life of a child
  • The only expectation Mary Ann has of her mentee
  • The lessons learned from her mentee
  • The little things we can all do to enrich the lives of others

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

You put good out in life and you get good back. You put garbage out and you’re gonna get garbage back. It’s just sort of the law of the universe.
— Mary Ann Giannone
Those experiences in life where you are afraid and you step out, they are the most rewarding.
— Mary Ann Giannone
You could decide to be negative or you could decide to look at everything positively. It really is a decision.
— Mary Ann Giannone

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TAL #018 JENN CHAN

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • What caring for her grandma in her early 20's looked like
  • The power of supportive family + how you can get your family on board
  • The role Chinese culture may have played in her role
  • The importance of playing to everyone's caregiving strengths
  • A Senior Shower: what it is (and why I want to attend them)
  • Things we can do to support the family caregivers in our lives
  • Bringing awareness to our stories and sharing them
  • What got Jenn through grieving the loss of her grandma
  • The power within support groups

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

It’s okay to ask for help and it doesn’t mean that you’re failing or not good enough.
— Jenn Chan
I really want to pull people together.
— Jenn Chan
I hear her (grandma) and the way she did it and she never quit so I’m just gonna keep at it, with my own style.
— Jenn Chan

LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

SHOW NOTES:

TAL #017 MÉLANIE KERN

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Why the holidays are especially difficult when we are grieving
  • Safety in the midst of illness
  • The continued shock and longing for a parent
  • The "Never Again" of loss
  • The presence of absence
  • The new season that begins when someone we love dies
  • Why the happiness of the holiday season traps us in grief
  • Making space for the empty chair
  • Memories as presents
  • Creating new traditions and families
  • Poetic interpretations of grief

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

You have to feel the feelings, even if they hurt.
— Mélanie Kern
If you remember the person, if you share your memories about the person, you honor them.
— Mélanie Kern
The relationship goes on. It doesn’t just stop.
— Mélanie Kern

LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

 Mr. Bigtoe

Mr. Bigtoe

 The Empty Chair image on her thesis cover

The Empty Chair image on her thesis cover

 

 

LET'S DANCE:

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TAL #016 ERIN KIM

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Unleashing your genius with the help of an alter-ego
  • The source of inspiration Erin found to embrace herself in a deeper way
  • Defining yourself for yourself, by yourself
  • Owning our thoughts and not apologizing for them
  • Why Erin is a millennial hooked on paper correspondence
  • LETTRES MAG - her newest project about love letters
  • Slowing down to look at our feelings in a more profound way
  • The benefits, challenges, and importance of caring for her mom
  • The power stories have to empower others
  • The performance aspect of social media
  • Advice to others on a similar path of self-discovery and self-expression

QUOTES OF NOTE:

What I receive, I want to emanate that with other people.
— Erin Kim
By seeing these other women empower one another to explore this journey of the unknown together, that gave me a lot of strength to try this thing I had never done before and begin to believe in my artistry.
— Erin Kim
Give yourself a pat on the back for living your unique life.
— Erin Kim

LISTEN TO THE SHOW:

 Erin's quoted blog post

Erin's quoted blog post

 

LET'S DANCE

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