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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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Mr. Bigtoe

Mr. Bigtoe

The Empty Chair image on her thesis cover

The Empty Chair image on her thesis cover

 

 

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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

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Erin's quoted blog post

Erin's quoted blog post

 

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TAL #015 CATHY BRAXTON

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • A quick financial follow-up and tie-in from her episode #007
  • Establishing radical boundaries with family 
  • Growing up with stomach aches and nausea from fear
  • Realizing her normal was not normal
  • Being brought into adult relationships in unhealthy ways
  • The "ice cream analogy" she used to explain boundaries to her son
  • Traits she now values + respects in relationships
  • Advice to others considering establishing boundaries with family + work
  • How to have the hard discussions with someone
  • The difficulty of her decision
  • How siblings interpret parents differently
  • Why "Let's reschedule" and "Pass the cranberries" may be the power phrases of your holiday season

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Vulnerability is incredibly powerful.
— Cathy Braxton
The longer you ignore what’s going on in your head, the stronger your body is going to respond.
— Cathy Braxton
To say ‘no’ doesn’t mean never. To say ‘no’ means not right now.
— Cathy Braxton

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TAL #014 JODI HEMPEL

 

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Caregiving for her mother at age 19 - for 22 years
  • How she handled the stress 
  • Tips on how to prepare for a crisis
  • How to stay steady during an emergency
  • Her #1 piece of advice to family caregivers
  • The value in becoming a partner with the person you care for
  • Finding her passion and a life change at age 56
  • The power within the practice of presence

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Even the Lady Gaga concert has a plan.
— Jodi Hempel
If there’s something you really want to do, don’t put it off because you might not have tomorrow to do it.
— Jodi Hempel
I’m not the one in charge. It’s her life. How do I support what she wants in her life?
— Jodi Hempel

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TAL #013 LIZ O'DONNELL

 
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TOPICS OF NOTE: 

  • Her parents being diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day
  • What grief looks like three months in after the death of her father
  • Liz's ability to "crunch through" and structuring a full life
  • Advocating for Working Daughters
  • Letting go of perfection
  • Simultaneously wanting the end of caregiving and for caregiving to never end
  • The effects of medications in the elderly
  • Sleeping with the cellphone 
  • The business a spoonful of decongestant inspired 
  • How to make sure you have a life to go back to after caregiving ends
  • Learn her guiding principle during the earliest months after the loss of her father
  • Learn what "leaking is" (and why I plan to do it in the supermarket this holiday season)
  • The power music has on us
  • Some science behind the benefits of being a family caregiver (there are some pluses!)
  • The importance of making our final wishes known
  • The three phases of our relationship with our parents

QUOTES OF NOTE:

I just like to put my energy towards things that have meaning to me and folding laundry isn’t one of them.
— Liz O'Donnell
You can be hoping for the end and hoping the end never comes all in the same time.
— Liz O'Donnell
Sometimes, when we are at our most exhausted, the benefit is that there’s no filter. We speak the truth.
— Liz O'Donnell
On the other side of Hell is this incredible perspective.
— Liz O'Donnell

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Screen shot and print to create your list!

Screen shot and print to create your list!

 

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TAL #012 JENNIFER JAIRDULLO

 

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Going from the picture of health to a devastating diagnosis
  • What happened when she was told there were no treatments options
  • Struggling with spirituality
  • Creating a state of radical gratitude in her life
  • Life in the liminal space
  • Re-defining God
  • Which small things are now the big things
  • Her daily miracles
  • Finding the door out of darkness

QUOTES OF NOTE:

I realized God was showing up at my house with a pot roast.
— Jennifer Jairdullo
I feel like we’re missing our lives. We’re so distracted and we’re just not placing the priority on people that we should.
— Jennifer Jairdullo
I just look at a challenge as it’s more salt in the oyster to make the pearl.
— Jennifer Jairdullo

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SHOW NOTES:

A Year of Noticing.com

Jennifer's Instagram

Reach Down From the Inside - the blog she typed with her thumbs

Jennifer's quoted post:

"Be where you are.

Be available to what is barely seen or heard.

Pay attention.

Take pictures.

Carry a journal and write it all down.

Leave my phone at home.

A year of noticing.

I hope I see it all."

 

How To Be Here by Rob Bell

"Big mistake. Big. HUGE." scene from Pretty Woman

Screen shoot this and print as a friendly reminder! 

Screen shoot this and print as a friendly reminder! 

 

 

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TAL #011 JUDITH HENRY

 
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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Caregiving "practice" at 10-years of age
  • Moving across the country to care for two parents at once
  • The level of disruption in a family when a parent becomes ill
  • The ever-changing "new normal"
  • Noticing the gifts from her parents
  • DNR's and our cultural fear of death + dying
  • Ways to creatively capture the experience
  • How to navigate around sibling baggage
  • Walking in on a parent practicing for "the grand finale"
  • Meeting people where they are and connecting from there
  • Advice to anyone who wants to write about their own caregiving experience 

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Nobody when they are a kid, when someone says, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ nobody says, ‘Well, I want to be a caregiver’.
— Judith Henry
If you can’t find the humor in some of this dark stuff, then I think you’re kind of screwed.
— Judith Henry
Some of the most powerful validation you can give another caregiver is to look them in the eye and say, ‘Yeah, I get it’.
— Judith Henry

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TAL #010 DOROTHY CAMAK

 
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TOPICS OF NOTE

  • Grieving suicide + making room for it in your life
  • Losing her parent + job in an instant
  • Trying to check-list her way through grief
  • Dealing with well-meaning people
  • Handling the questions of others
  • The importance of intentionally addressing grief
  • Social media etiquette around death

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Heaven doesn’t need another angel.
— Dorothy Camak
Everybody’s process is different. You can’t go seeking someone else’s process to be your process.
— Dorothy Camak
In times of grief, we’ve got to remember that the decision we’re making today doesn’t have to be the decision forever.
— Dorothy Camak
Just breathe through your nose and wiggle your toes.
— Dorothy's Dad

QUOTES OF NOTE...

DOROTHY'S BUMPER STICKER EDITION

"God is so much bigger + more graceful + more loving + awesome than I had ever given Him credit for." 

"Even in my confusion... He was there all along." 

"If I can somewhat emulate the way He feels about me then it makes everything just easier."

"Well, yes, AND, this is a really hard thing."

"I feel really sensitive right now and that's okay."

"Take a break from social media."

"I don't have space for this and that is okay."

"Do the best you can today."

"And maybe don't do the best you can, it's okay."

"You can take a break for a little bit."

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SHOW NOTES:

Dorothy Camak.com

Dorothy's Instagram (Her stories are my Happy Place!)

Dorothy's Business Instagram (No stories, but great business tips!)

 

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TAL #009 DEB KELSEY-DAVIS

 

TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • A head-on collision with a mid-life crisis for career + values
  • Leaving Corporate America - right before the kids start college
  • Pausing before moving forward
  • The value of engaging with a mentor
  • Deb's 3-step philosophy and mantra
  • What she got rid of from her life (it wasn't things!)
  • The consequence of saying 'yes' too often
  • Warning signs she missed
  • Swimming in the sea of uncertainty
  • Getting your passion back

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Push through it and don’t give up. Trust you are exactly where you are meant to be.
— Deb Kelsey-Davis
Empty yourself and surrender.
— Deb Kelsey-Davis
Loss is required to be able to gain.
— Deb Kelsey-Davis

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TAL #008 APRIL KOONTZ

 
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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • The attic of memories we carry within us
  • The magic of being close to the thin veil
  • Advice to anyone who experiences a sudden loss 
  • The "eyeball exercise"
  • Self-medication + how to nip it in the bud
  • Allowing pain to move through us
  • Ways to move through grief
  • Sacred spaces

QUOTES OF NOTE:

Love fiercely. Dream big. Never take one minute for granted.
— April Koontz
You can’t put a box around the mystery and the wideness of God.
— April Koontz
A broken heart is more painful than a bone and it takes longer to heal. But it will heal.
— April Koontz

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