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    • Gesundheit und Fitness

Podcast by AARP Care-FULL Conversatons

    Called to Witness

    Called to Witness

    Today, let’s consider what it means to be called to witness the journey of a family member or friend. In a previous podcasts I spoke about the power of presence and the gift of listening—the importance of being with people through the trials of life. There are times when we can’t do anything to change the reality of a situation, but we can be present to the moment. What is required of us when called to witness?

    • 8 Min.
    The Power of Presence

    The Power of Presence

    Today, I want to reflect on the power of presence and our ability (or perhaps our willingness) to listen well—skills too often discounted or dismissed when there is so much to do! Granted, caregiving entails a myriad of tasks. There is so much to do. However, remembering the power of presence and the gift of listening is important for caregivers and care receivers. So, listen well.

    • 9 Min.
    Ya Gotta Laugh!

    Ya Gotta Laugh!

    If you are feeling a wee bit stressed or overwhelmed, you’ve come to the right place. Today, it’s time to remember that even during the toughest times, ya gotta laugh. No joke! Humor is no laughing matter. It has been scientifically proven that humor is an effective method of coping. So, humor me. Let’s chat about the benefits of a good belly laugh from time to time.

    • 8 Min.
    Aging - The Shared Journey

    Aging - The Shared Journey

    Care to chat about the journey of aging? Yep, I want to talk about getting older. I know, another socially taboo subject, right? Well, getting older may not be your favorite subject, but in order to age well, we need to meet this challenge head on and thereby recognize some of the opportunities afforded by aging as well. And over the course of our discussion, we’ll highlight the fact that the journey of aging is not a solo flight. We share our journey of aging with others—and that is a very good thing indeed!

    • 7 Min.
    Take 5 - Take Care of YOU

    Take 5 - Take Care of YOU

    It’s time to TAKE 5! Today, I want to chat about an essential aspect of life for caregivers—self care. And please note, self care by definition includes respite care - taking a break from time to time.

    • 9 Min.
    Listen and Learn

    Listen and Learn

    Over the course of my 60+ years on this earth, I have been blessed to know and to love some amazing elders—individuals who are a bit older and certainly much wiser than I. Today, let’s discuss how our lives can be enriched if we choose to listen and learn from the elders in our world.

    • 9 Min.

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