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Happy Healthy Caregiver

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Happy Healthy Caregiver

Happy Healthy Caregiver

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Caring for aging parents or other loved ones while working, raising children, and trying to live your own life? Wondering how to find the time for your personal health & happiness? Welcome to the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast. The show where real family caregivers share how to be happy and healthy while caring for others.Host and Certified Caregiving Consultant, Elizabeth Miller shares her stories and content and also talks with others who are either current or former family caregivers. Real people who are figuring out how to integrate caregiving with their lives and ready to share what they have learned with you.

Latest Episodes

2020 - Grief & Resilience

In this episode of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, show host Elizabeth walks us through her loss experiences from this past year and ultimately realizes what was gained in this unusually emotionally draining year. 2020 is one we will never forget!

35 min1 w ago
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2020 - Grief & Resilience

Cathy Braxton - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #102)

In this episode of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, meet Cathy Braxton. Cathy cares for her son who has autism and has worked in the aging industry for over 20 years. Her specialty is helping individuals and organizations better communicate with persons with dementia. She shares how the rules of improv can help communication in any relationship and walks through several real life examples.

56 min3 w ago
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Cathy Braxton - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #102)

Anne Tumlinson - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #101)

Meet family caregiver and healthy aging advocate Anne Tumlinson. Anne’s experiences caring for her grandma led her to work in the aging industry and start a national support group for caregivers called Daughterhood. In this episode, we talk about how we are coping with life’s disruptions, what employers can do to support working caregivers, setting family priorities, and we confess our self-care secrets.

56 minOCT 21
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Anne Tumlinson - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #101)

Leeza Gibbons - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #100)

Our Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast guest in this episode is used to the Hollywood spotlight. You probably know Leeza Gibbons from Entertainment Tonight, her talk show Leeza, Dancing With the Stars, co-host of the Rose Parade and as the winner of Celebrity Apprentice. You may not know that Leeza is a family caregiver. She cared for her mom and her grandma who had Alzheimer's and is caring for her dad who has heart disease. Leeza's passion is pouring her resources and energy into her non-profit, Leeza's Care Connection, which helps family caregivers. In this episode we talk about boundaries, optimism, self-care, and big dreams.

60 minSEP 30
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Leeza Gibbons - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #100)

Helen Bauer - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #99)

Meet former personal and professional caregiver Helen Bauer. Helen had to use her years of registered nurse and hospice nurse experience when she was the sole decision maker for a close friend. Now, Helen's mission is to teach hospice caregivers, both professional personal about self-care. Helen also busts many myths about hospice.

45 minSEP 9
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Helen Bauer - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #99)

Catherine Hodder - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #98)

Meet Catherine Hodder, former long distance caregiver for her dad who had Alzheimer's. Catherine's years of experience as an Estate Planning Attorney and caregiver prompted her to write a book to help Sandwich Generation caregivers. In this episode, we talk about the important role long distance caregivers play as part of the care team, the conversations and documents which help to get everything in order, and how listeners can participate in a book giveaway.

36 minAUG 26
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Catherine Hodder - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #98)

Geoff Grant - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep #97)

In this caregiver spotlight episode of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast we shine the light on family caregiver Geoff Grant. Geoff has been a caregiver for over 20 years. First, he helped care for his mom after her stroke and now cares for his wife, Karen, who was diagnosed with Mesothelioma Cancer just 3 years into their marriage. Geoff shares his journey which includes two rounds of caregiver burnout. Now, self-care plays a vital role in his caregiving journey. Learn how he made this transition and has grown and learned much about himself in the process.Show Notes: https://happyhealthycaregiver.com/podcast/geoff-grant/

48 minAUG 12
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Geoff Grant - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep #97)

Cynthia Lim - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #96)

Meet family caregiver and author Cynthia Lim who cared for her husband for fifteen years after he suffered a heart attack and brain injury. In this episode, we talk about how Cynthia found the people and resources she needed to help her navigate her caregiving years. She also shares how she began to maintain her self-identify and integrate self-care without the feelings of guilt. Now a widow for two years, Cynthia gives us a glimpse of what her life has been like after caregiving ended.

38 minJUL 29
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Cynthia Lim - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #96)

Summer Update (Ep. #95)

An update from host Elizabeth Miller. Topics include: Covid19 pandemic happenings, mom's health decline, Michigan vacation, No Barriers Caregivers Retreat, and empty nesting.

27 minJUL 15
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Summer Update (Ep. #95)

Lynette Whiteman - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep.#94)

Meet former family caregiver and senior advisor Lynette Whiteman who has cared for her mom who had Alzheimer's for the past eight years. Lynette's mom recently passed away during the Covid19 pandemic. In this episode, we talk about the Covid19 issues she has been addressing both personally and professionally. Lynette is currently on staff with Andy Kim, one of New Jersey's House of Representatives where they are working to lower prescription drug costs and advocate for more dementia communication training for law enforcement. Lynette shares tips with each of us on how we can become informed voters, play a role in policy changes in our communities, and take time for ourselves.Show notes: https://happyhealthycaregiver.com/podcast/lynette-whiteman…-spotlight-ep-94/

50 minJUL 1
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Lynette Whiteman - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep.#94)

Latest Episodes

2020 - Grief & Resilience

In this episode of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, show host Elizabeth walks us through her loss experiences from this past year and ultimately realizes what was gained in this unusually emotionally draining year. 2020 is one we will never forget!

35 min1 w ago
Comments
2020 - Grief & Resilience

Cathy Braxton - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #102)

In this episode of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, meet Cathy Braxton. Cathy cares for her son who has autism and has worked in the aging industry for over 20 years. Her specialty is helping individuals and organizations better communicate with persons with dementia. She shares how the rules of improv can help communication in any relationship and walks through several real life examples.

56 min3 w ago
Comments
Cathy Braxton - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #102)

Anne Tumlinson - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #101)

Meet family caregiver and healthy aging advocate Anne Tumlinson. Anne’s experiences caring for her grandma led her to work in the aging industry and start a national support group for caregivers called Daughterhood. In this episode, we talk about how we are coping with life’s disruptions, what employers can do to support working caregivers, setting family priorities, and we confess our self-care secrets.

56 minOCT 21
Comments
Anne Tumlinson - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #101)

Leeza Gibbons - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #100)

Our Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast guest in this episode is used to the Hollywood spotlight. You probably know Leeza Gibbons from Entertainment Tonight, her talk show Leeza, Dancing With the Stars, co-host of the Rose Parade and as the winner of Celebrity Apprentice. You may not know that Leeza is a family caregiver. She cared for her mom and her grandma who had Alzheimer's and is caring for her dad who has heart disease. Leeza's passion is pouring her resources and energy into her non-profit, Leeza's Care Connection, which helps family caregivers. In this episode we talk about boundaries, optimism, self-care, and big dreams.

60 minSEP 30
Comments
Leeza Gibbons - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #100)

Helen Bauer - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #99)

Meet former personal and professional caregiver Helen Bauer. Helen had to use her years of registered nurse and hospice nurse experience when she was the sole decision maker for a close friend. Now, Helen's mission is to teach hospice caregivers, both professional personal about self-care. Helen also busts many myths about hospice.

45 minSEP 9
Comments
Helen Bauer - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #99)

Catherine Hodder - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #98)

Meet Catherine Hodder, former long distance caregiver for her dad who had Alzheimer's. Catherine's years of experience as an Estate Planning Attorney and caregiver prompted her to write a book to help Sandwich Generation caregivers. In this episode, we talk about the important role long distance caregivers play as part of the care team, the conversations and documents which help to get everything in order, and how listeners can participate in a book giveaway.

36 minAUG 26
Comments
Catherine Hodder - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #98)

Geoff Grant - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep #97)

In this caregiver spotlight episode of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast we shine the light on family caregiver Geoff Grant. Geoff has been a caregiver for over 20 years. First, he helped care for his mom after her stroke and now cares for his wife, Karen, who was diagnosed with Mesothelioma Cancer just 3 years into their marriage. Geoff shares his journey which includes two rounds of caregiver burnout. Now, self-care plays a vital role in his caregiving journey. Learn how he made this transition and has grown and learned much about himself in the process.Show Notes: https://happyhealthycaregiver.com/podcast/geoff-grant/

48 minAUG 12
Comments
Geoff Grant - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep #97)

Cynthia Lim - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #96)

Meet family caregiver and author Cynthia Lim who cared for her husband for fifteen years after he suffered a heart attack and brain injury. In this episode, we talk about how Cynthia found the people and resources she needed to help her navigate her caregiving years. She also shares how she began to maintain her self-identify and integrate self-care without the feelings of guilt. Now a widow for two years, Cynthia gives us a glimpse of what her life has been like after caregiving ended.

38 minJUL 29
Comments
Cynthia Lim - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep. #96)

Summer Update (Ep. #95)

An update from host Elizabeth Miller. Topics include: Covid19 pandemic happenings, mom's health decline, Michigan vacation, No Barriers Caregivers Retreat, and empty nesting.

27 minJUL 15
Comments
Summer Update (Ep. #95)

Lynette Whiteman - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep.#94)

Meet former family caregiver and senior advisor Lynette Whiteman who has cared for her mom who had Alzheimer's for the past eight years. Lynette's mom recently passed away during the Covid19 pandemic. In this episode, we talk about the Covid19 issues she has been addressing both personally and professionally. Lynette is currently on staff with Andy Kim, one of New Jersey's House of Representatives where they are working to lower prescription drug costs and advocate for more dementia communication training for law enforcement. Lynette shares tips with each of us on how we can become informed voters, play a role in policy changes in our communities, and take time for ourselves.Show notes: https://happyhealthycaregiver.com/podcast/lynette-whiteman…-spotlight-ep-94/

50 minJUL 1
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Lynette Whiteman - Caregiver Spotlight (Ep.#94)
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