42 episodes

I'm Jeanette Yates, and I’ve transformed my life from one defined by caregiving into one of personal fulfillment and freedom. Join us on 'Feeling Full & Finally Free' as we explore the transformative journey of caregiving fused with personal healing. Delve into stories of overcoming caregiver burnout, releasing guilt, addressing deep-seated traumas, and discovering self-love and a different kind of self-care. It's time to step towards a more vibrant life of fulfillment and freedom.

Feeling Full & Finally Free: A Caregiver's Healing Journey with Jeanette Yates Jeanette Yates

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I'm Jeanette Yates, and I’ve transformed my life from one defined by caregiving into one of personal fulfillment and freedom. Join us on 'Feeling Full & Finally Free' as we explore the transformative journey of caregiving fused with personal healing. Delve into stories of overcoming caregiver burnout, releasing guilt, addressing deep-seated traumas, and discovering self-love and a different kind of self-care. It's time to step towards a more vibrant life of fulfillment and freedom.

    3 Effective Emergency Plans for Caregivers: Ensuring Care and Self-Care During Crises

    3 Effective Emergency Plans for Caregivers: Ensuring Care and Self-Care During Crises

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode of "Feeling Full & Finally Free," Jeanette Yates emphasizes the importance of comprehensive emergency plans for caregivers, whether caring for their loved ones at home or taking a well-deserved break. Learn how to identify potential emergencies, establish emergency contacts, and implement immediate actions during crises. Discover the benefits of a communication plan, having essential documents ready, and practicing self-care during and afte...

    • 39 min
    How to Actually Enjoy Your "Break" from Caregiving: Setting Boundaries and Practicing Mindfulness

    How to Actually Enjoy Your "Break" from Caregiving: Setting Boundaries and Practicing Mindfulness

    Send us a Text Message.SummaryJeanette shares her personal story about going on vacation while her mom was hospitalized. She discusses how setting boundaries, practicing mindfulness, and using positive self-talk helped her relax and be present with her family. Jeanette also emphasizes the importance of intuitive self-care and how it contributed to a more memorable vacation. She encourages caregivers to prioritize their own well-being and seek help when needed.TakeawaysSetting boundaries and p...

    • 30 min
    Understanding The 3 Types of Boundaries To Use So That You Get The Break You Need

    Understanding The 3 Types of Boundaries To Use So That You Get The Break You Need

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Jeanette discusses the importance of setting boundaries as a caregiver and focuses explicitly on different types of boundaries that come into play when taking a break. She explains the physical, time, and emotional/mental boundaries and how they all work together to provide a true respite. Jeanette provides practical steps for setting boundaries, such as communicating with the person you care for and scheduling your break on your calendar. She also offe...

    • 25 min
    How Setting Healthy Boundaries Helps Caregivers Make Better Decisions | Tips for Reducing Guilt and Stress

    How Setting Healthy Boundaries Helps Caregivers Make Better Decisions | Tips for Reducing Guilt and Stress

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode of "Feeling Full & Finally Free," Jeanette Yates explores the importance of setting healthy boundaries for caregivers. She shares her recent experience of making critical decisions for her mom in the ICU and how boundaries have helped her make confident choices without the weight of guilt. Learn practical steps to establish boundaries, the role of self-care, and how to let go of worry and doubt. There’s still time to join the Summer Book Club to lear...

    • 34 min
    Setting Healthy Boundaries As An Adult Caregiver of Aging Parents

    Setting Healthy Boundaries As An Adult Caregiver of Aging Parents

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode of “Feeling Full & Finally Free,” Jeanette Yates discusses setting healthy boundaries for adult caregivers. Using her "blueprint" strategy, Jeanette guides listeners through self-awareness, self-advocacy, and self-assertion to establish effective boundaries. This episode incorporates insights from boundary experts Henry Cloud, John Townsend, and Melody Beattie. It offers practical steps and encouraging wisdom to help caregivers create balan...

    • 14 min
    Healthy Caregiving vs. Enabling: What's the difference?

    Healthy Caregiving vs. Enabling: What's the difference?

    Send us a Text Message.The other day, I posted a 15-second clip on TikTok that went viral. Some people were so thankful for my quick thoughts, and others said I was a really big jerk! What was all the fuss about? Sometimes, what we think of as caregiving is really enabling behavior. In this week's episode, we explore the fine line between supporting and caring for our loved ones without detriment to ourselves or shirking our caregiving responsibilities. And I’ll be giving more ...

    • 19 min

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Practical help when you are feeling helpless!

Jeanette speaks from a caregiver’s heart because she is one! Her advice is practical and comes from a place of having been there and done that. Her heart to help other caregivers discover the importance of self-care, what that means to them individually, and how to implement it with intentionality and purpose is refreshing and critical when more and more people are finding themselves in caregiving roles.

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