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Reflecting on Caregiving: Lessons Learned
February 22nd, 2024

Wendy – Hey, Boomer I had the opportunity and good fortune to be able to listen to the podcast of Dr. Terri Pease last week re: her journey of moving from being a care partner with her husband suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, to the roll of caregiver.  This particular subject caught my attention as soon as I saw the title as I had walked the same road over the last few years, though my wife, now deceased, suffered from a different disease. Dr. Pease gives so much great advice about the stages and steps you can take but none more important than to sit down and talk with each other about... Continue Reading

February 22nd, 2024
The Reluctant Caregiver
February 20th, 2024

Wendy – Hey, Boomer This is the first in a series of guest blogs, written by caregivers with different perspectives and different experiences. I am thankful to all who chose to submit a story and to all who have lived these experiences. I didn’t want to be a caregiver – and I still don’t.  I also never expected to be a caregiver, not in this way, not at this point in my life.  But for the last four years, I’ve been filling that role for my aunt, whose health deteriorated rapidly just at the start of the pandemic.  Because she never married or had children, the responsibility... Continue Reading

February 20th, 2024
February 11, 2024: Michelle Young Doers on her book, “Killing for Profit: The Dark Side of Hospice”
February 11th, 2024
February 11, 2024: Michelle Young Doers On Her Book, “Killing For Profit: The Dark Side Of Hospice” &Raquo; Michelle Young Doers 266X300 1

Missed the show?  It was extremely informative and we learned some very important information.  No worries!  You can hear it all right here! And you can ALSO listen on Apple podcasts right HERE!  We were joined by Michelle Young Doers to discuss her book, Killing for Profit: The Dark Side of Hospice.  Michelle is a respiratory therapist who served for 5 years on the ethics committees of 4 major hospitals, she was a clinical instructor, and she worked on the front lines of health care during the SARS outbreak and the swine flu outbreak.  In her work, she has played an important role in the... Continue Reading

February 11th, 2024
February 20204 Newsletter! Living the Passionate Life with Dr. Mara Karpel
February 6th, 2024
February 20204 Newsletter! Living The Passionate Life With Dr. Mara Karpel &Raquo; 653071 Maypzgfd

The February 2024 Newsletter is here!  Read it now right HERE! FEBRUARY 2024 NEWSLETTER!!  LIVING THE PASSIONATE LIFE WITH DR. MARA KARPEL   The post February 20204 Newsletter! Living the Passionate Life with Dr. Mara Karpel appeared first on Dr Mara Karpel Offers. Originally Published on https://drmarakarpel.com/ Continue Reading

February 6th, 2024
January 28, 2024: Civil Rights Advocate and Author, Jake Sloan, “Standing Tall” & Dr. Mara on Finding Passion After Loss
January 28th, 2024
January 28, 2024: Civil Rights Advocate And Author, Jake Sloan, “Standing Tall” &Amp; Dr. Mara On Finding Passion After Loss &Raquo; Jake Sloan 195X300 1

Missed the program?  It was GREAT!  And you can hear it all right here! And you can ALSO listen on Apple podcasts right HERE!  We were joined by Jake Sloan, who spent most of his adult life working as a civil rights advocate and labor-management consultant.  Jake discussed his new book, Standing Tall:  Willie Long vs. U.S. Government at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. This book is about Jake’s experience as one of the “Original 21ers,” a group of young African- American workers who challenged the largest West Coast U.S. naval base to provide equal opportunities and wages… and they won,... Continue Reading

January 28th, 2024
On Passion and Purpose After Loss of the Person for Whom We Advocated: What Lies Beyond When Caregiving Ends?
January 25th, 2024
On Passion And Purpose After Loss Of The Person For Whom We Advocated: What Lies Beyond When Caregiving Ends? &Raquo; Book Front Cover 200X300 2

 “The end of caregiving isn’t freedom….It’s grief.” ~ Anonymous NOTE: You an also read Dr. Mara’s blog on Medium.    Having a purpose that we feel passionate about can be the North Star to help us navigate the darkest parts of our grief, after losing a loved one. I know that was the case for me when I lost my dad over eight years ago. The grief was tough, but I had several projects that fed my purpose for living. I was in the early years of my radio program to help others find their passion, and I was in the early days of writing The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy... Continue Reading

January 25th, 2024
Sunday, January 14: Vietnam Veteran and Buddhist Monk, Claude AnShin Thomas – Finding Peace in a Chaotic World & Dr. Mara on Finding Passion After Loss and in Chaos
January 14th, 2024
Sunday, January 14: Vietnam Veteran And Buddhist Monk, Claude Anshin Thomas – Finding Peace In A Chaotic World &Amp; Dr. Mara On Finding Passion After Loss And In Chaos &Raquo; Claude Anshin Thomas 200X300 1

We’re back with another live show from Austin, TX!  Listen on livestream at 5pm CT/6pm ET or any time after on podcast right here! And you can ALSO listen on Apple podcasts right HERE!  We’re starting the year 2024 off on the right foot!   Vietnam War veteran, Zen Buddhist monk, Founder of the Zaltho Foundation, and author, Claude AnShin Thomas, who has been on the show several times, joins us once again!  Claude will discuss creating peace within ourselves and our communities while the world is in chaos. Claude Anshin Thomaszaltho.org   And Dr. Mara with some words on finding... Continue Reading

January 14th, 2024
Sunday, January 7: Elder Justice Expert, MT Connolly, “A Measure of Our Age”
January 6th, 2024
Sunday, January 7: Elder Justice Expert, Mt Connolly, “A Measure Of Our Age” &Raquo; Mt Connelly 300X282 1

Happy New Year!  We’re back live with our first show of 2024!  And it’s another GREAT one!  Listen on livestream at 5pm CT/6pm ET or ANY time after on podcast right here! And you can ALSO listen on Apple podcasts right HERE!  Elder justice expert, Marie-Therese (MT) Connolly will join us from Washington, D.C., for a discussion on Ageism in the healthcare system, elder justice, and her new book, The Measure of Our Age. MT is a leading national expert on elder justice who was awarded a MacArthur “genius” grant for her work that has shaped policy, research, and practice for decades. She... Continue Reading

January 6th, 2024
Striking the Perfect Balance: Navigating Career, Personal Life, and Senior Care, by Guest Blogger – Justin Black of Bereaving.net
December 10th, 2023
Striking The Perfect Balance: Navigating Career, Personal Life, And Senior Care, By Guest Blogger – Justin Black Of Bereaving.net &Raquo; 653071 Maypzgfd

Image: Freepik Striking the Perfect Balance: Navigating Career, Personal Life, and Senior Care By Justin Black   Navigating the complexities of modern life requires a skillful balance between personal goals, career aspirations, and the responsibilities of senior care. This balancing act, while challenging, opens a pathway to a fulfilling life where each aspect is given its due regard. The strategies outlined here are designed to guide you through this multifaceted journey, ensuring you can thrive in your career, cherish personal moments, and provide compassionate care to your senior loved one,... Continue Reading

December 10th, 2023
November 19, 2023: Senior Advocate, Kim Weaver on Advocating for Loved Ones in Long Term Care – Resources for Families & Dr. Mara on Lessons in Resilience from Mom
November 19th, 2023
November 19, 2023: Senior Advocate, Kim Weaver On Advocating For Loved Ones In Long Term Care – Resources For Families &Amp; Dr. Mara On Lessons In Resilience From Mom &Raquo; Kim Weaver Fritzche 300X300 1

Missed the program?  It was great and you can hear the podcast right here! And you can ALSO listen on Apple podcasts right HERE!    Iowa Long-Term Care Ombudsman and former Iowa Congressional Candidate, Kim Weaver-Fritzche, returned to the show!  This time, Kim discussed the importance of advocating for our elderly loved-ones in Long-Term Care.  Kim and Dr. Mara had a discussion about the resources for family members and powerful ways to advocate. Looking for the right nursing home?  Kim advises to check out CMS Nursing Home Compare.  Specifically, look for turn-over (less is better) and... Continue Reading

November 19th, 2023