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Betsy Wurzel Host of Chatting with Betsy

Chatting with Betsy is about providing people with resources to help them live a better life and to know they are not alone. I interviewed and do interview a variety of guests from all walks of life! I can chat with anyone about any topic! I would like listeners to know about resources that I wish I knew about when I was care giving for my husband!

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Understanding Alzheimer'S A Guide For Caregivers &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Understanding Alzheimer's A Guide for Caregivers

Jennifer's motivation to start her business stems from her personal experience; witnessing her mother struggle to find resources to care for her husband, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. In our …

Jennifer's motivatio…

Jennifer's motivation to start her business stems from her personal experience; witnessing her mother struggle to find resources to care for her husband, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. In our discussion, Jennifer shed light on the significance of the Dementia Care Kit, a comprehensive toolkit designed to aid caregivers in caring for themselves while tending to their loved ones.We delved into the importance of Self-Care, familiarizing oneself with local resources, and recognizing when to seek assistance.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/chatting-with-b…

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Reclaiming The Faith From Orthodoxy And Islamophobia &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Reclaiming the Faith from Orthodoxy and Islamophobia

We explore how people of any religion can manipulate beliefs to suit their agendas, the unfair stigmatization of Muslims due to the radical actions of a few, and the contrasting lack of stigmatization…

We explore how peopl…

We explore how people of any religion can manipulate beliefs to suit their agendas, the unfair stigmatization of Muslims due to the radical actions of a few, and the contrasting lack of stigmatization for other religions with radical elements. We also discuss how media often misinterprets and misrepresents Quranic verses, fueling misconceptions and discord.Saqib's goal with this book is to educate readers about Islam, its history, and factual information, with the hope of dispelling stereotypes. We touch upon the renowned poet Rumi, a Muslim scholar whose quotes are widely shared on social med…

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Heart Wrenching Decisions To Make For A Loved One &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Heart Wrenching Decisions To Make For A Loved One

Our discussion highlighted the importance of education for caregivers and their families, emphasizing Self-Care, seeking support, living in the patient's world, and providing the best possible life fo…

Our discussion highl…

Our discussion highlighted the importance of education for caregivers and their families, emphasizing Self-Care, seeking support, living in the patient's world, and providing the best possible life for loved ones. Martin spoke candidly about the challenges of watching Elaine's 20-year battle with Alzheimer's and the difficulties of caregiving, encouraging both men and women to seek support.He also provided a male perspective on caregiving and discussed the heart-wrenching decision to place a loved one in a care facility. Martin's inspirational words, "If there's one thing worse than Alzheimer'…

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Effective Grieving What To Say And What Not To Say &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Effective Grieving What to Say and What Not to Say

We discussed the role of a Grief & Trauma Coach in supporting those who are grieving, and providing them with tools to manage their situation. Claire emphasized how individuals grieve in their own…

We discussed the rol…

We discussed the role of a Grief & Trauma Coach in supporting those who are grieving, and providing them with tools to manage their situation. Claire emphasized how individuals grieve in their own ways and offered advice on what to say—and what not to say—to someone who is suffering.Additionally, we touched on concepts such as the 'Lumpy Legacy' and the idea of 'Two Truths.' Claire highlighted the need for society to better address death, dying, and grieving. She offers counseling via Zoom, making her services accessible to people everywhere. Claire's book is quick to read and filled …

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The Harsh Realities Of Long Term Care Facilities &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
The Harsh Realities of Long Term Care Facilities

Susie also talked about her new documentary, "No Country For Old People," which explores the conditions in nursing homes and the treatment of the elderly. The inspiration for this eye-opening document…

Susie also talked ab…

Susie also talked about her new documentary, "No Country For Old People," which explores the conditions in nursing homes and the treatment of the elderly. The inspiration for this eye-opening documentary came from Susie's and her mom's experiences during the last six months of her mom's life in a five-star long-term care facility. I am honored to be part of this remarkable documentary.We delved into issues such as short staffing, high employee turnover rates, and the urgent need for the healthcare system to change its approach to treating the elderly, especially those with dementia and cogniti…

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Strategies For Overcoming Yo-Yo Dieting &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Strategies for Overcoming Yo-Yo Dieting

The conversation between Ginny and Betsy extends to the vital role of Health and Wellness coaches in providing support, encouragement, and guidance while ensuring clients remain accountable throughout…

The conversation bet…

The conversation between Ginny and Betsy extends to the vital role of Health and Wellness coaches in providing support, encouragement, and guidance while ensuring clients remain accountable throughout their weight loss endeavors.They also address the health risks associated with obesity, emphasizing its status as an epidemic and its correlation with long-term ailments like diabetes, heart disease, and joint complications. Furthermore, the dialogue touches upon the intricate relationship between obesity and its impact on joint health, as well as the complexities of diabetes, including its pote…

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Beyond Labels Dani'S Exploration Of Identity &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Beyond Labels Dani's Exploration of Identity

She elaborates on her identity as pansexual and explains the concept of gender fluidity. Additionally, Dani sheds light on the discrimination faced by transgender individuals within the LGBTQ+ communi…

She elaborates on he…

She elaborates on her identity as pansexual and explains the concept of gender fluidity. Additionally, Dani sheds light on the discrimination faced by transgender individuals within the LGBTQ+ community.Dani reflects on her personal experience, noting that while her mother accepted her relatively quickly, it took longer for her father to come to terms with her identity.The interview offers a valuable perspective from within the LGBTQ+ community, highlighting the universal desire for respect, dignity, and peaceful coexistence within our communities.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://ww…

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Embracing Life After Cancer - Story Of Resilience &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Embracing Life After Cancer – Story of Resilience

Tonya shares her journey of discovering she had Uterine Carso-Sarcoma, her determination to survive, and the long-term effects of chemo and radiation treatments. We delve into topics such as how women…

Tonya shares her jou…

Tonya shares her journey of discovering she had Uterine Carso-Sarcoma, her determination to survive, and the long-term effects of chemo and radiation treatments. We delve into topics such as how women grieve the loss of body parts, their concerns about attractiveness to partners/spouses, and the sexual difficulties resulting from cancer treatments and hysterectomy. Throughout, Tonya emphasizes the mindset needed to survive and thrive during cancer.We also explore the importance of trusting one's instincts about one's body's health and advocating for oneself in healthcare. Tonya discusses the i…

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Supporting Veterans Inside Veteran'S Last Patrol &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Supporting Veterans Inside Veteran's Last Patrol

In this informative interview, Claude discusses why he created Veteran's Last Patrol, with its mission of "bringing friendship to veterans in hospice care." He highlights various ways people can get i…

In this informative …

In this informative interview, Claude discusses why he created Veteran's Last Patrol, with its mission of "bringing friendship to veterans in hospice care." He highlights various ways people can get involved, such as participating in the Cards of Gratitude and Operation Holiday Salute programs. Interested individuals can contact Veteran's Last Patrol to learn about becoming hospice volunteers for veterans in their local area.Claude explains how Veteran's Last Patrol provides companionship and support to veterans and their families in hospice care. Currently active in 27 states, the organizatio…

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Enhancing Well-Being Through Therapeutic Cruises &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Enhancing Well-being Through Therapeutic Cruises

During the conversation, Kathryn emphasizes the importance of Self-Care and the profound impact of creating lasting memories on vacation. She highlights the workshops available onboard, tailored to as…

During the conversat…

During the conversation, Kathryn emphasizes the importance of Self-Care and the profound impact of creating lasting memories on vacation. She highlights the workshops available onboard, tailored to assist caregivers, as well as the therapeutic benefits of music and art for both caregivers and their loved ones. Recognizing the need for caregivers to have time for themselves, Kathryn assures that trained staff are on hand to provide dedicated care for their charges.With an experienced and professional team accompanying her on each cruise, Kathryn discusses upcoming voyages to Alaska, Norway, and…

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Together For Sharon A Journey Of Hope And Advocacy &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Together for Sharon A journey of Hope and Advocacy

Dr. Ackerman is the writer and author of his first published book, "A SON'S JOURNEY from PARKINSON'S Caregiver TO ADVOCATE", IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER SHARON. This informative and inspiring interview del…

Dr. Ackerman is the …

Dr. Ackerman is the writer and author of his first published book, "A SON'S JOURNEY from PARKINSON'S Caregiver TO ADVOCATE", IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER SHARON. This informative and inspiring interview delves into George's motivation to start the Together For Sharon support group and advocacy work in honor of his mother, Sharon, aiming to raise awareness about Parkinson's Disease, advocate for a cure, and support individuals and families affected by the condition. George shares the reasons behind writing this book, aiming to assist caregivers, share his experiences, and reassure people that they ar…

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Exploring The Climate Crisis With Dr. John J. Berger &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Exploring the Climate Crisis with Dr. John J. Berger

Dr. Berger's impactful initiatives include co-founding the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and establishing Restoring the Earth, aimed at bringing national attention to environmental restorat…

Dr. Berger's impactf…

Dr. Berger's impactful initiatives include co-founding the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and establishing Restoring the Earth, aimed at bringing national attention to environmental restoration efforts. During our conversation, Dr. John J. Berger delves into the motivations behind his latest work, "Solving The Climate Crisis:Frontline Reports From the Race to Save the Earth." This book, born out of years of dedicated research, reflects his deep-seated passion and concerns regarding the environment. We explore topics such as the imperative shift towards clean energy, the promising rea…

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Charting The Intersection Of Science And Fiction &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Charting the Intersection of Science and Fiction

Our discussion encompasses the genesis of the book's title and Ann's decision to craft a narrative rooted in historical truths. We delve into the correspondence exchanged between Catherine Pickering a…

Our discussion encom…

Our discussion encompasses the genesis of the book's title and Ann's decision to craft a narrative rooted in historical truths. We delve into the correspondence exchanged between Catherine Pickering and her cousin, Charles Pickering, illuminating pivotal scientific developments of the era. From the inception of the Audubon Society to encounters with luminaries visiting Boston, the conversation traverses the creation of the city's first public aquarium and the intricacies of Catharine's romantic entanglements, particularly with James Cutting.Through her debut fiction work, Ann endeavors to offe…

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Chaos Unveiled George Arnolds Journey &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Chaos Unveiled George Arnolds Journey

From his experiences as a bouncer to capturing moments on film, George shares insights into his journey, shaped by his upbringing in Queens, New York. Facing early independence andome due to unemploym…

From his experiences…

From his experiences as a bouncer to capturing moments on film, George shares insights into his journey, shaped by his upbringing in Queens, New York. Facing early independence andome due to unemployment and health challenges, including seizures, he persevered.The conversation touches on the importance of mental health awareness, reflecting on the closure of mental health facilities in New Jersey during the Nineties and the ensuing repercussions. Despite life's adversities, George finds solace in solitude and reconnects with nature.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/p…

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Beyond The Script A Storytelling Legacy &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Beyond the Script A Storytelling Legacy

In their conversation, Stuart shares his journey into storytelling, recounting how he first became involved in the craft and how he crossed paths with Sherri Rosen during a storytelling class. He also…

In their conversatio…

In their conversation, Stuart shares his journey into storytelling, recounting how he first became involved in the craft and how he crossed paths with Sherri Rosen during a storytelling class. He also delves into his experiences experimenting with stand-up comedy and how he seamlessly incorporates comedy into his storytelling performances.Stuart emphasizes the importance of authenticity, encouraging aspiring storytellers to resist self-censorship, seek out like-minded individuals, attend classes, and diligently record their ideas. You can catch Stuart's captivating performances at various thea…

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A Journey From Intention To Impact &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
A Journey from Intention to Impact

She also expounds on the "3 L's" concept – listen, learn, and love action – detailing how their implementation can foster growth and improvement within communities. Malia advocates  active listen…

She also expounds on…

She also expounds on the "3 L's" concept – listen, learn, and love action – detailing how their implementation can foster growth and improvement within communities. Malia advocates  active listening as a catalyst for personal transformation, encapsulating it in her statement, "Listen to be changed."Moreover, we explore Malia's encounter with Harry Belafonte, reflecting on his unwavering commitment to his beliefs and the profound impact he has had on her journey.Furthermore, our discussion extends to the universal desire for inclusivity in the workplace and the pivotal role of a sense of b…

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Diving Into The World Of Music Therapy &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Diving into the World of Music Therapy

During their discussion, Alexis provided the offerings on her website, emphasizing the profound connection fostered by music and its myriad benefits in therapy. We share experiences illustrating how m…

During their discuss…

During their discussion, Alexis provided the offerings on her website, emphasizing the profound connection fostered by music and its myriad benefits in therapy. We share experiences illustrating how music therapy positively impacts individuals with dementia, caregivers, those with cognitive disabilities, and children. Bridgetown Music Therapy boasts a diverse array of music genres and programs to cater to various needs.Indeed, music therapy serves as a respite for caregivers and a source of relaxation and joy for both them and their loved ones.For further information on this interview, please …

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Journey To Wellness Exploring Mind-Body Approaches &Raquo; 2176F9F64Fe25F4E4976A4C00Ccd1125
Journey to Wellness Exploring Mind-Body Approaches

For those intrigued by Sandy's insights, Betsy highly recommends visiting her website to discover the array of ways she can assist you on your wellness journey.As a special offer for our listeners, Sa…

For those intrigued …

For those intrigued by Sandy's insights, Betsy highly recommends visiting her website to discover the array of ways she can assist you on your wellness journey.As a special offer for our listeners, Sandy generously extends a complimentary 20-minute consultation. Don't miss out on this opportunity to engage with a seasoned expert in holistic health and wellness.   For more detail information on this interview:  https://bit.ly/4ay9eeNBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/chatting-with-betsy--4211847/support.

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