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Igniting a Nation Interviews On the last Monday of each month, Peter sits down with Rabbi Eric Walker of Igniting a Nation to unpack issues affecting today's family caregiver.  Periodically, they both veer off into other areas in these informative and inspiring...

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Finding Humor in Dark Places

Finding Humor in Dark Places

In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?” The question struck me as hilariously funny,...

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“Here’s Your Sign…”

“Here’s Your Sign…”

Do we need to change the sign for those with disabilities? Tennessee seeks to mirror New York and Connecticut in adopting a new symbol for handicapped accessible parking spots. Rather than the globally recognized sign of a stick figure sitting straight in the...

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Cargivers and Toxic Masculinity

Cargivers and Toxic Masculinity

TOXIC MASCULINITY:The Tweet that Launched a Thousand Razor Burns Apparently, Donald Trump isn’t the only one who can set off a firestorm with a Tweet. Gillette seems to be giving the President a run for his money with this Tweet that launched at least a thousand razor...

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There Used To Be M & M’s

There Used To Be M & M’s

For as long as I can remember, when my father came home from reserve duty in the military, he brought each of my brothers and my sister a pack of M & M’s. Stretching past his military service as a chaplain, he and my mother extended the treats to when...

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A Deeper Consolation

A Deeper Consolation

Yet Another Consolation Opportunity As the news of yet another mass shooting confronted America following the tragedy in Pittsburgh, the frequency of these events may have created an ancillary effect. Where Americans once put our hands over our mouth in horror, an...

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Joni, Gracie, and  S.693

Joni, Gracie, and S.693

Joni Eareckson Tada and Gracie Rosenberger Discuss Senate Bill 693 (S.693) From HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER 10/30/2018 MUSIC INTRO (Gracie and Joni performing Through It All) If I’d never had a problem, I would not know Jesus could solve them. I’d...

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Healthy Caregivers Can Speak Life

Healthy Caregivers Can Speak Life

Choosing Life The state of Hawaii recently passed the Our Care, Our Choice Act, which legalizes “medically assisted death.” For those wanting to end their life, the act requires two witnesses attesting to their desire for death. In addition, two doctors must agree the...

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Caregivers Attending Church

Caregivers Attending Church

“When we try to attend Church, it seems something ALWAYS goes wrong!” When caring for someone with dementia, isolation develops as an increasing challenge for family caregivers.  Many caregivers feel cut off from places of comfort and community, such as attending...

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