100 episodes

Charlotte is a spousal caregiver who spent years feeling like she could never get control of her caregiving life. Most importantly she felt lonely because even though she had people to talk to she felt like there were some things they just wouldn’t understand. Once she got a handle on life and began to find ways to enjoy being a caregiver she wanted to help other caregivers not feel so alone.

If you’re a caregiver hoping to find you aren’t the only one feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, resentful, and alone... THIS IS FOR YOU! You will see yourself in Charlotte’s caregiving stories and learn skills and different ways to think of caregiving from authors, other caregivers, and experts in the caregiving field. You’ll laugh... cry... and if you’re on a walk it might occasionally stop you in your tracks. New episodes are released every Thursday.

Love Your Caregiving Life Charlotte Bayala

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Charlotte is a spousal caregiver who spent years feeling like she could never get control of her caregiving life. Most importantly she felt lonely because even though she had people to talk to she felt like there were some things they just wouldn’t understand. Once she got a handle on life and began to find ways to enjoy being a caregiver she wanted to help other caregivers not feel so alone.

If you’re a caregiver hoping to find you aren’t the only one feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, resentful, and alone... THIS IS FOR YOU! You will see yourself in Charlotte’s caregiving stories and learn skills and different ways to think of caregiving from authors, other caregivers, and experts in the caregiving field. You’ll laugh... cry... and if you’re on a walk it might occasionally stop you in your tracks. New episodes are released every Thursday.

    An Important Message for you if you're Ready Enjoy your Life

    An Important Message for you if you're Ready Enjoy your Life

    Finding things that will help you relax a little or take a break from stress and that suit you can be difficult.
    Because of that, I’d like for you to know that self-care isn’t easy. It’s the most difficult thing to do when you really need it and it takes a certain amount of drive from you to become a reality. So if you wonder why the words self-care cause you to cringe it could possibly be because being told to care for yourself is usually done with the attitude that it should be easy for you to do. Just meditate. Journal, how hard can that be? People from the outside of the caregiving experience can’t understand that it isn’t as simple as putting pen to paper. 
    If this sounds like you, Listen to this episode if this sounds like you and find a solution to your self-care problems at https://www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com/confessions

    • 12 min
    The Incredible Power of Caregiver Secrets and Why You Hold Onto Them

    The Incredible Power of Caregiver Secrets and Why You Hold Onto Them

    I have a confession to make… When I first became a caregiver I had moments when I actually thought about running away. 
    Sometimes just a thought is enough to cause a domino effect of emotions. 
    We all need a place where we feel like we aren’t judged and we can “Confess” the taboo topics we’ve been holding onto all these years.
    That’s why I created Caregiving Confessions. 
    Let’s cast aside the guilt and shame that keeps us from doing things for ourselves.
    Don't miss out on www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com/confessions 

    • 11 min
    How to Know if You're Ready to Enjoy Your Life as a Caregiver

    How to Know if You're Ready to Enjoy Your Life as a Caregiver

    People talk about caregivers like we’re all the same person. When people mention us, especially if they don’t have first-hand experiences as a caregiver or from working with caregivers you get the idea that they think everything for caregivers should be one size fits all. 
    Listen today to learn how although our needs are similar not any two of the 62 million caregivers in the US are never the same and how understanding what phase of caregiving you’re in is important.
    Find the transcripts and the free issue of Caregiving Confessions at www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com

    • 16 min
    The Clarity That Comes From Accepting vs Just Knowing You're a Caregiver

    The Clarity That Comes From Accepting vs Just Knowing You're a Caregiver

    Do you know who you really are right now?
     
    When caregivers find it difficult to find ways to enjoy their lives one of the biggest issues I find they have is the fact that even though they know they are caring for someone they haven’t accepted that they aren’t the people they once were. 
    Listen to Episode 109 “The Clarity That Comes From Accepting vs Just Knowing You're a Caregiver” and begin to fully live your life now.
    Find the free issue of Caregiving Confessions as well as the transcripts of this episode at www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com

    • 14 min
    Why it's Important to Share Self-Care with a Loved One and How to do it

    Why it's Important to Share Self-Care with a Loved One and How to do it

    Let’s talk about sharing a self care activity with the person you care for.   
    If you start to do something daily or weekly together that reduces your stress and anxiety as well as theirs you’ll create or strengthen your connection with them. This allows you to have moments together that you’ll be able to look back at and remember. By doing this you’re meeting so many needs both of you have.
     
    You’re giving them the gift of connection. Something we all crave to some degree and it’s very easy to not connect with the person you care for because you spend all of your time doing things for them instead of doing things with them. 
    Listen to this to find recommendations of things you can do with or alongside the person you care for and find more resources and support at www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com
    Start making moments count!

    • 12 min
    Desperately Stuck in Caregiver Mode and How to Escape it

    Desperately Stuck in Caregiver Mode and How to Escape it

    Do you suffer from having your caregiver armor on so securely that it’s almost impossible to take it off? Do you have times when you want to just relax but can’t get yourself to do it?
    When you get stuck in caregiving mode and aren’t able to live your day just as the person you are, you lose the ability to be present and enjoy it. 
    You miss the smiles and the tears. 
    You miss the moments when things might have been said that actually mattered. 
    Listen to how easy it was for me to get stuck in caregiver mode and what you can do to find your way back to flipping that caregiver switch off every once in a while. 
    Listen to Desperately Stuck in Caregiver Mode and How to Escape it today

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Oklahoma Lisa ,

Sitting with a friend

Every time I listen to Charlotte share her experience on Caregiver Connection, I feel as though I'm sitting on the sofa having a 'tell-it-like-it-is-cuppa-tea' with a dear friend. She is both soothing and direct. I appreciate her candor, her honesty, and her ability to find pockets of joy in the midst of the chaos of being a caregiver. She knows what she is talking about because she lives it. I'm grateful she is willing to share her wisdom with the rest of us!

cecsta ,

For everyone sheltering-in-place

I love this podcast. Listening made me realize that I’ve been a caregiver all my life and anyone experiencing shelter in place is dealing with major change, grief and renewal. Thank you Charlotte, the world needs to hear your message!

Shahadah7 ,

Worth the listen

Wonderful resource for caregivers of all persuasions.

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