August 23, 2015

Autumn Leaves ~ Memory Care By Design
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When your aging loved one is in need of dementia or Alzheimer’s care, is it not always easy to find an assisted living community to turn to and trust? This is where Autumn Leaves assisted living communities come in. From the design of the buildings to the design of their management team, everything is done with memory care support in mind. Expert guest and Autumn Leaves Chief Operating Office, Joe Jasmon discusses the many different facets of Autumn Leaves. With everyone on their staff specifically trained in memory care in a state of the art community providing their highly nutritional “Every Meal is Something Special” program, you have the best and preferred memory care communities. When you are leading the nation, you are doing it at its best and Autumn Leaves is!

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Make Today So Awesome That Yesterday Gets Jealous

Joe Jasmon Chief Operating Officer

Joe Jasmon
Chief Operating Officer



August 16, 2015

Winning Real Estate Trifecta
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Buying or selling your home has been called “The Most Stressful” life event you will encounter. It can disrupt a major comfort zone along with other unknowns. As with any service, it is best if you can hire who will work for you. This is where Mark Rantis, your Senior Real Estate Concierge comes in with his team of professionals. They provide a level of concierge service that makes Rantis Property Group of Keller Williams Realty, stand out from the rest. As Mark said, selling the house is the easy part. It is working with the families in many dynamic and diverse situations that takes a head coach approach. Mark aligns his customers with his professional team to get results. The best news is, in the end, everyone gets what they want and with so much less stress, working with Mark Rantis and his team of professionals! 847-606-5272 847-647-2088 847-781-3477

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Life Shrinks or Expands in Proportion to Ones Courage

Mark Rantis Keller Williams Team Realty Rantis Property Group, Inc.

Mark Rantis
Keller Williams Team Realty, Rantis Property Group, Inc.

Stanley J. Czaja, Attorney

Stanley J. Czaja, Attorney

Sergio Giangrande Mortgage Loan Originator

Sergio Giangrande
Mortgage Banker

Winning Trifecta

Winning Trifecta

August 9, 2015

The 20th Annual Senior Lifestyle Expo
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The 20th Annual Senior Lifestyle Expo theme is: Lights, Camera, Action. This is a perfect theme, to celebrate twenty years, especially with the extraordinary entertainers. A fantastic talent, and back by popular demand, is MoBeat Blues, vocalists Samuel & Janice Lozada. Also, Ben Dooley and his group will be recreating Sunset Boulevard – Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, and it doesn’t stop there. You will find educational seminars, health demonstrations and screenings, the Senior Idol contest, a writing challenge, a plethora of exhibitors and so much more. The annual Senior Lifestyle expo is two days filled with many events and so much fun for senior citizens and baby boomers. Listen to our Aging Info Radio show and you will get a feel for why, the Senior Lifestyle Expo is where you want to be on August 25th and 26th!

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Get Up, Show Up & Never Give Up

Samuel & Janice Lozado Duet Vocalists

Samuel & Janice Lozado
Duet Vocalists

Ben Dooley Entertainer

Ben Dooley

Mimi Bajagich Special Events Manager

Mimi Bajagich
Special Events Manager

Mimi, Sue, Ben, Janice & Sam!

Mimi, Sue, Ben, Janice & Sam!

August 2, 2015

The Sandwich Generation
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As people are living much longer than ever expected, we have five and six generation families which are changing everything. Today’s caregivers are being called, the “Sandwich Generation.” As the family dynamics forever change, care is needed for aging loved ones, children who are still at home and adult children who may be boomer ranging back to the nest. This would create havoc, in any household. Expert guest, Dr. Cheryl Woodson says it is important to set boundaries and hopefully early on, as family dynamics change. In a perfect world this would be possible, but, the demands many times take precedence. Expert guest, Cindy Laverty sees caregiving from another perspective. Cindy says that everyone matters and we must have a life that lights us up. Being selfish is not bad as it keeps all of us responsible for what is happening to us and in our lives. If we take ownership for our role as caregiver and take care of ourselves, we can then choose to live our life and light it up!

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Keep Your Face Towards the Sunshine & the Shadows Will Fall Away

Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Cheryl's Book

Cheryl’s Book

Cindy Laverty

Cindy Laverty

July 26, 2015

Caregiver 101
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A family caregiver averages 21 hours per week caring for an aging or disabled loved one. Like firefighters, family caregivers tend to stomp out one flaring crisis after another, and other family members may not see any of the challenges. This is when hiring a professional is needed, along with knowing important facts. Every state has different licensing and every caregiver agency needs to be compliant, licensed and bonded with their state. Basic business questions are also just as important. Expert guest, Angie Landmesser, with Partners in Senior Care, suggests finding the best agency with Home Care Pulse. Partners in Senior Care, has been awarded “Leader in Excellence Award” two years in a row by Home Care Plus. You can find the best professional caregiver agency by doing your homework and accepting the gift of care, which will provide better care and peace, to everyone involved!   847-548-1330

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If You Want Others to Be Happy, Practice Compassion

Angie Landmesser, Director of Business Development

Angie Landmesser, Director of Business Development



July 19, 2015

Vitamin D Facts
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Vitamin D, often called the “sunshine vitamin,” is an important nutrient and perhaps one of the most under rated. It behaves like a hormone in the body, playing a crucial role in supporting and maintaining bone health. Expert guests, Dr. Wayne Cichowicz and Dr. Dan Richardson point out that sunshine must be absorbed into the skin to receive the benefits of Vitamin D, as they discuss the many ways to maintain and build strong bones. As pointed out, vitamin D must have D3 in it, if taken in capsule form. In addition to vitamin D3, by adding calcium and magnesium you have a trifecta that will greatly support bone health. Weight training fitness is another factor that will help build strong bones. Many medications deplete vitamins which should also be considered when taking a pharmaceutical drug for anyone to have optimal health!

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Opportunity Dances with Those Already on the Dance Floor

Dr. Wayne Cichowicz Naprapath & Dietitian

Dr. Wayne Cichowicz
Naprapath & Dietitian

Dr. Daniel Richardson Pharmacologist & Clinical Nutritionist

Dr. Daniel Richardson
Pharmacologist & Clinical Nutritionist

July 12, 2015

Sixty-Four & So Much More
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Sixty-four today is entirely different than it was decades ago. Expert guest, Sumner Davenport is turning sixty-four this year and she feels it is different than she ever expected. Sumner points out that she has no attention on her chronological age. Sumner says, forget your age and life your life as stress-free as possible. You will feel better by doing so. Life expectancy continues to go up with people living into their hundreds, as they thrive, not just survive. Author & guest, Rick Bava wrote the book “In Search of the Baby Boomer Generation”. It is not only a snap shot of the Baby Boomer generation, it is also a political overview of how they arrived where they are at. Then again, it is no surprise, considering Baby boomers have always pushed the envelope. They will continue doing so, as they reinvent aging, on their own terms, which could very well be, 85 and so alive!

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Alter Your Attitude with Gratitude

Sumner Davenport  Author, Speaker and  Solutions Strategist

Sumner Davenport
Author, Speaker and
Solutions Strategist

Rick Bava, Author

Rick Bava, Author

Rick Bava's Book

Rick Bava’s Book

July 5, 2015

Chronic Disease Intervention & Medication Management
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If you are living with a chronic disease, it is necessary to surround yourself with a continuum of care support team. Today’s doctor office visits rarely allow enough time to discuss the risks & rewards of each medication. Another breakdown may be, not communicating with your other doctors. This is where Control My Care comes in, as Jim Jones, President of Wellspring Benefits Group and Jake Caines, Director of Patient Services with Curant Health talk about. You can now have your own care team, managing your medications, discussing how they are working for you and delivered directly to your home with free shipping. Control My Care will impact your health and reduce medication risk factors. We must all learn to navigate our own healthcare and Control My Care will help you do that and so much more!


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Don’t Wait for Flowers, Plant Your Own Rose Bush

Jim Jones  President & Managing Partner   Well Spring Benefits Group

Jim Jones
President & Managing Partner
Well Spring Benefits Group

Jake Caines  Director of Patient Services Curant Health

Jake Caines
Director of Patient Services
Curant Health

June 28, 2015

Hanging Up the Keys with Dignity
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For most, hanging up the keys to no longer drive can be a devastating time. Guest Matt Gurwell, says it does not have to be this way. After a long career as an Ohio State Trooper, Matt is the CEO & Founder of Keeping Us Safe. Matt knew what was missing for elderly drivers when he created his company. Guest, Nancy Schuster, Director of Strategic Alliances with Keeping Us Safe, teaches self-assessment for older drivers and their families, with their work book, “Beyond Driving with Dignity”. When the times comes to empower your elderly loved one to hang up the keys, make sure it is done with empathy and use, Keeping Us Safe’s workbook. Also, keep in mind, this may be the person who took you to get your license when you were young. Go back in time and remember with love!

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Never Under Estimate the Importance of Having Fun

Matt Gurwell,  Founder & Ceo

Matt Gurwell,
Founder & Ceo

Nancy Schuster,  Director of Strategic Alliances

Nancy Schuster,
Director of Strategic Alliances

June 21, 2015

Father’s Day
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Father’s Day is a special day celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures, make in the lives of children. Father’s Day started in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed the 3rd Sunday in June. Six years later it was President Richard Nixon who signed the law, making it permanently, Father’s Day. Guest, Barry Kluger knows very well, what being a dad all is about. In an unfortunate accident he lost his daughter when she was 18. With her loss, Barry has initiated, the Family Medical Leave Act to include Parent Bereavement Leave. It is getting closer every day to becoming part of that law. Guest and Belly Dancer, Charisse Sisou talks about dads making mama happy and we all know, how that goes. Not only on Father’s Day, but every day, “If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy”.

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Life Has No Remote Control, You Must Get Up and Change It

Barry Kluger

Barry Kluger

Charisse Sisou

Charisse Sisou

June 14, 2015

Standard Bank Reverse Mortgage
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Standard Bank and Trust Company opened their doors in 1947 at 79th Street and Ashland Street in Chicago. Today, 68 years later their 37 locations serve Illinois and NW Indiana. Guest, Nick Parisi, Group Senior Vice President with 30+ years of industry experience, knows very well, the importance of focusing on local community. In today’s world, eye to eye business transactions are becoming less frequent, due to technology. The good news is, Standard Bank and Trust still provides personalized, world class service with a genuine commitment to their customers. Reverse mortgages are also personal and this is where, expert guest, Terri Brady, your Senior Reverse Mortgage Specialist comes in. Terri will meet with you to get all your questions answered and make sure, your Standard Bank Reverse Mortgage is right for you and your needs!

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Worry Is Like A Rocking Chair, It Will Keep You Busy, but You Won’t Go Anywhere

Nick Parisi Group Senior Vice President

Nick Parisi
Group Senior Vice President

Terri Brady Senior Reverse Mortgage Specialist

Terri Brady
Senior Reverse Mortgage Specialist

Standard Bank  and Trust Company

Standard Bank
and Trust Company

June 7, 2015

Vitamin B12 & RxBar
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Thomas Edison once said, the doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. This may have been said many decades ago, by Thomas Edison, but it is right on the forefront today. We are learning that we must super charge with the best vitamins and nutrients possible. Guest, Sally Pacholok is the B12 misdiagnosis whistleblower and an ER nurse. Sally sees the same problems repeatedly from B12 deficiencies. Guest, Peter Rahal could not buy a protein bar that was 100% healthy so he created RxBar, as prescribed by nature. As we continue to be our own health advocates, wise nutritional choices will be one of the healthiest things, we naturally do, every day!

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Don’t Mistake My Kindness for Weakness

Sally Pacholok, ER Nurse & B12 Misdiagnosis Whistleblower

Sally Pacholok, ER Nurse
& B12 Misdiagnosis Whistleblower

Sally's Book

Sally’s Book

Peter Rahal, CEO & CoFounder of RxBar, LLC

Peter Rahal, CEO & CoFounder of RxBar, LLC



May 31, 2015

Living Trust verses Land Trust
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We all hear the terms living trust, land trusts, power of attorney property, power of attorney healthcare, last will and testament, living will and with all of these legal forms, comes confusion. Statistics show that only one out of every three people who are over the age of fifty, have their legal documents in place. Confusion, cost and not knowing where to begin are some of the biggest reasons why they are not in place. Guests, David Lanciotti and Nancie Dorjath, give us clarity into some of the terms and which documents are needed. As always, knowledge is keyand more importantly, so is, learning what is right for you and your needs. Take baby steps as you learn along the way or better said, one document and moment at a time!


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If You Don’t Value Yourself, Who Will

Nancie Dorjath,  Elder Law Attorney  & Estate Planner Dorjath Law Center

Nancie Dorjath,
Elder Law Attorney
& Estate Planner
Dorjath Law Center

David Lanciotti,  Executive Vice President  & General Counsel Chicago Title Land Trust Company

David Lanciotti,
Executive Vice President
& General Counsel
Chicago Title Land Trust Company

May 24, 2015

In Honor of Memorial Day
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Memorial Day is the day we honor our fallen heroes, our soldiers serving and the veterans who have served. Many sacrifices are made, for our freedoms. With open hearts, people and business owners take it up a notch for our soldiers and veterans, as they offer their goods, services and more. Many soldiers return home and find it difficult to adjust back to civilian life. It could be temporary or long term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or everyday life adjustments. No matter what they may be going through, have compassion. No large wound heals over night. They all, take time to heal. It could be your continued support that helps them through the tough times. In honor of Memorial Day, God Bless our soldiers, our veterans, our country and of course our freedoms. Enjoy our show with a plethora of guests and have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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Don’t Raise Your Standard of Living, Raise Your Standard of Giving

Dr. Steven Walker, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Steven Walker,
Licensed Psychologist

Doug Nykolaucuyk, Duke, “The Indians” Grandson

Doug Nykolaucuyk,
Grandson of Duke,
“The Indian”

Stand Like A Man Front Cover

Stand Like A Man
Front Cover

Admiral Robert Wray, CEO/Founder Blue Star Veterans Network

Admiral Robert Wray, CEO/Founder Blue Star Veterans Network

Mark Evans,  Founder of Pizza 4 Patriots

Mark Evans,
Founder of Pizza 4 Patriots

May 17, 2015

Your Safe Money Man
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The question on the forefront with much concern today, for baby boomers and senior citizens is, will I out live my retirement? Another factor also comes in to play, as one of the biggest mistakes made. That is failing to understand your Social Security Income benefit and when to start receiving it. This is where “The Safe Money Man”, John O’Connor and Account Analyst, Christopher O’Connor comes in. John and Christopher help people create a plan to maximize their Social Security Income benefits. You also want to make sure you are preserving your retirement accountant with minimal, if any risk. John O’Connor can help you keep what you have so that you live with peace of mind, knowing that you will never lose any of your investment and know that, when you start receiving Social Security Income, it is the best time for you!

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Don’t Put Your Key to Happiness is Someone Else’s Pocket

John O’Connor Your Safe Money Man

John O’Connor
Your Safe Money Man

Christopher O’Connor Account Analyst

Christopher O’Connor
Account Analyst

May 10, 2015

The Queens Are Back
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder at every age. Ms. Arizona Senior 2004, Herme Sherry and Ms. Arizona 2013, Lee Lotze bring beauty and vitality to a new level, of aging gracefully. These two beauty queens are making their 2nd half their best half! They stay active and involved while making a difference in their communities. Herme is the Executive Director of the Cameo Foundation which provides resources and training for victims of domestic violence to allow them to gain self- confidence and maximize their potential. Ms. Arizona 2103, Lee Lotze is a Grandette Dancer at age 73. Lee feels she is stuck at age 49, which is always good. Both queens say, it is best to live your life with an ageless attitude and with that, you can accomplish anything that you set out too!

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Live Your Life and Forget Your Age!

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May 3, 2015

Celebrating Seniors
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In 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated May as “Senior Citizens Month”, which later was renamed as “Older Americans Month”. May is the month to celebrate older Americans for their contributions to their community and nation.  Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park, Illinois have taken it up a notch with “Celebrating Seniors. This year, the week of May 14th – May 21st , days start early and end late. They are filled with entertainment, food, hobbies, educational seminars, resources and more provided by the community and volunteers. Another unique event is the “Sixty over Sixty Club”. Sixty senior citizens over 60 years young are chosen for being extraordinary while making a difference. With centenarians being the fastest growing segment of our population, it is fair to say, the “One Hundred over One Hundred Club” may not be that far away, which is a beautiful thing!

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Don’t Count the Days, Make the Days Count

Jim Flanagan, President & Financial Advisor

Jim Flanagan, President & Financial Advisor

Pat Koko, Treasurer of Celebrating Seniors

Pat Koko, Treasurer of Celebrating Seniors

Robert Stelletello, Owner, Right at Home

Robert Stelletello, Owner, Right at Home

April 26, 2015

Sweet Sobriety
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Alcoholism and addiction are chronic diseases, just as cancer and other diseases are. Many people do not see it this way when a person falls into relapse, after being in recovery. Guest, Scott Stevens, points out that it is life stressors that trigger high levels of cortisol and often trigger an addict into relapsing. Learning how to not self medicate during stressful times can keep and addict in recovery. All is not doom and gloom, as sweet sobriety can also give you a brand new life. Author, BJ Gallagher, teaches others how to reinvent themselves. Her book, “It’s Never too Late to Be What You Might Have Been” is a little book with a big message. It reminds us that as multi-dimensional empowered beings, we can dream at any age and make good on those dreams, starting right now!

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Never Let What You Can’t Do Interfere with What You Can Do

Scott Stevens

Scott Stevens, Author & Coach

Scott's Book

Scott Stevens’ Book

BJ Gallagher

BJ Gallagher, Speaker & Coach

BJ Gallagher's Book

BJ Gallagher’s Book

April 19, 2015

Medication Management
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Over the past decade, we have seen dramatic improvements in technology that have led to medical breakthroughs and new drugs that have drastically improved the lives of millions of people. The problem with the new drugs is doctors do not have enough time to discuss in detail the risks & rewards of each medication being prescribed. This is where Control My Care comes in, as Jim Jones, President of Wellspring Benefits Group talks about. You can now have your own care team, managing your medications, discussing how they are working for you and delivered directly to your home. Control My Care will impact your health and reduce medication risk factors. It also saves in additional out of pocket healthcare expenses. We must all learn to navigate our own healthcare and Control My Care will help you do that and more!


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The Best Vision is Insight


Jim Jones

April 12, 2015

Long Term Care Insurance
Click Here for Podcast: AIR-2015-04-12.mp3

Many people think that long term care insurance is only for the elderly, and that it’s very costly. Both of these are a myth. Policies being purchased today are a part of estate planning and very affordable. A chronic illness or injury, at any age, could put heavy financial burdens on a family. People think that they are covered by their employers. Chances are, they are not and are referring to short and/or long term disability. If you are healthy and in your 40’s, 50’s or 60’s, now is the time for long term care insurance. Guest, Matt McCann has been helping families in 38 states, since 1998. His only focus is on long term care insurance. As Matt says, once the house is on fire, it’s too late for insurance. Don’t wait, call Matt McCann!

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You Are Always the Same Age Inside

Matt McCann

Matt McCann

McCann LTC

McCann LTC

April 5, 2015

Family Friction & the Holidays
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Family has been known to be one of the biggest sources of stress during holidays. The reasons are many, as expert guest, Dr. John McGrail talks about. John suggests using a powerful tool called, “The Art of Allowing”. By letting people be, you have minimal expectations and much more freedom. Also keep in mind, if they bother you, you most likely, bother them. Guest, Amy Morin, a LCSW suggests choosing to have a great day and staying focused on being that way all day. No matter how your Easter happens, keep it all in perspective. Every holiday has a beginning, middle and end and goes fast. The best thing you can do is leave in peace with a little extra chocolate and joyful memories, knowing you are, who family wanted to be with!  800-369-1516

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There is No Way to Happiness, Happiness is the Way!


John McGrail


Amy’s Book

Amy Morin

Amy Morin


March 29, 2015

Stressed Out
Click Here for Podcast: AIR-2015-03-29.mp3

It is a fact that 53% of health problems are sourced by stress. It erodes our health and impacts everything in our physical and mental being. Stress management is the key. Automatic behaviors cause additional stress and can create havoc in our lives. Guest, Kate Silver sees stress as a growing problem and feels mindfulness can help to manage it. Holistic Health Coach, Claudia Braun suggests learning to say no and asking for help. Both can help to diminish stress. Daily stress causes increased worry and irritability which goes in a vicious circle and serves no one. Learning to relax, rest and de-stress helps promote optimum health. If we practice de-stressing daily and learn to walk away and regroup when needed, we may diminish stress and best of all, bring joy back, abundantly!


Kate Silver


Claudia Braun


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Struggles Can Break You, Shake You or Motivate You

March 22, 2015

National Kidney Month
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March is National Kidney Month, the time to raise awareness and education. We have 31 million U.S. residents living with chronic kidney disease which gives us 31 million reasons for National Kidney Month. Kidney disease occurs when conditions damage the kidneys and keep them from filtering our blood properly. High blood pressure and diabetes can lead into kidney disease and should be monitored closely. It is common for CKD to not show signs, until stage five, which then calls for dialysis or a transplant. Our four guests discuss kidney health, the American Kidney Fund, being a kidney donor and care giving for a sister before and after a transplant. Awareness and education help to empower those living with CKD and the challenges that come with it. Learn more at or at Chicago Kidney Action Day, August 26, 2015.  866-300-2900
Chicago Kidney Action Day – August 26, 2015


Matthew Poffenroth


Janine Smith


LaVarne Burton


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Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

March 15, 2015

Chronic Pain Gone
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It is a fact that more than 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain. Many are or become addicted to prescription medications to ease the pain. Expert guest Dr. Daniel Twogood has been practicing for over 30 years in eliminating chronic pain. He says that it is what we stop doing instead of what we start doing. Eliminate specific foods and within 90 days your pain is gone! If this sounds too good to be true, it is not. Guest, Harris Glasser opted out of surgeries for his son 45 years ago as he tossed out all medications. The doctors and surgeons thought he was crazy. His son got better within five days and is well, to this day. We are what we eat and our bodies can naturally heal when treated right. The great news we are all realizing this and all with a common goal, vibrant health!

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Do Not Compare Your Chapter 1 To Someone Else’s Chapter 20

March 8, 2015

Bolder, Older & Better
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The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, are the centenarians. We have 75,000 seniors turning 100 years old, every year. By 2050, it is predicted that we will have over 600,000 centenarians. Longevity shows that it is a fact, only 25% of aging is genetic. The remaining 75% is about attitude and lifestyle, as expert guest, Jamie Silver talks about. Jamie says a positive attitude and willingness to learn while discovering new, keeps us interested in life and promotes well being. Ageless living is about courageous living, or as Jamie says, change your words and change your life. A little tweak here and there and an attitude with gratitude, can make all the difference, as we live ageless and longer, than we ever thought was possible!

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There is No Better Freedom Than Honesty

March 1, 2015

B12 & the Supplement Pyramid
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Consumers are offered thousands of choices for vitamins and supplements. Some are attached with words such as organic, natural or certified along with packaging of foods, claiming they are the health superstars with vitamins added. So many choices create confusion and uncertainty. Guest, Sally Polochok, an ER nurse, sees many misdiagnoses that she knows come from B12 deficiencies. B12 greatly impacts our health. It is so important to know if you are deficient in B12, especially as we age. Dr. Michael Smith’s book, the Supplement Pyramid, simplifies how to build your personalized nutritional program. Start with the basics, a multi-vitamin, Omega 3, Co-Q10 and a pro-biotic and add levels based on your specific needs. Best of all, by building your own personalized program, you can change it as your needs change and stay in charge of your health!

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Don’t Look Back, You Are Not Going That Way

February 22, 2015

Standard Bank Reverse Mortgages
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As a consumer in today’s world, solid guarantees that you will receive what is promised are becoming fewer and farther between. Expert guest, Nick Parisi,  Group Vice President of Standard Bank knows this, all too well, with his 30 years of industry experience. In 1947 Standard Bank opened their doors in Chicago and today, 37 locations serve Illinois and NW Indiana. What sets them apart is a focus on local and world class service. The bottom line is Standard Bank keeps all banking, personal and in the community. Reverse mortgages are very personal and calling an 800 # and not knowing who you are talking to is not. Your best bet is to call expert guest, Terri Brady, your Senior Reverse Mortgage Specialist. Terri will get all your questions answered and eye to eye. Now that is personal and it will give you peace of mind and your Reverse Mortgage!  312-203-4018

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Nobody Can Do Everything, But Everyone Can Do Something

February 15, 2015

Music & Memory
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Evidence shows that music plays a healthcare role in settings ranging from operating rooms to clinics. It also impacts our moods, stress, immunity, pain management and social bonding. Extensive neuroscience research is finding out that music & memory work, is nothing short of miraculous. Expert guest, Ginny Caldwell is a Board Certified Music Therapist who experiences this first hand, working with senior living residents. Julie Stevens, Director of Sales and Marketing at Central Baptist Village says that a day does not go by in her community without music. Results are showing beloved music can renew lives lost to dementia with a simple, elegant and effective approach and Central Baptist Village is leading the way. Never stop spreading music and listening to it yourself. It can give new life to someone you love as well as yourself.  708-583-8500

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Judge Less, Love More

February 8, 2015

Love, Love, Love & Relationships
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Relationships can start out like a deck of cards: with two hearts and a diamond, and end with a club and a spade. Hopefully, that is not the case and you can learn from the ups and downs. Humor is a great way to get acquainted, as guest Leonardo Busto talks about. Babe Magnet, Chad Stone talk about killing off relationships and what not to do and David Bennett adds the dos and don’ts of dating. Dating should never stop for it keeps passion alive. Then again, as guest, Debra Rogers wrote about, “He May Have Done You a Favor with her “She” sequel in the works. Debra says favors are a good thing, opening doors to what’s next. We may never fully understand the dynamics of love, but a lot like the Army, we don’t always like it when we are in it, but we keep reenlisting.

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All Appears to Change When We Change

February 1, 2015

Higher Brain Living
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Science has shown that we only use five percent of our Higher Brain’s potential. This is not surprising, considering our sensory experience is first filtered through our lower primitive brain, physiologically blocking our limitless capacity for joy and well being. Guest, Zach Polfuss, National Director of Expansion for Higher Brain Living says that the Higher Brain, known as the prefrontal cortex, activates our body’s ability to rejuvenate, feel inner calm and find meaning. The activation creates a feedback mechanism that brings life-sustaining energy into the Higher Brain. The experience opens a gateway to joy, gratitude, purpose and more. Imagine if you could navigate out of chronic emotional blockages. Well you can, and Higher Brain Living is the revolutionary technique that allows you to do this, all through the power of your brain!

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Be the Type of Person You Would Like to Meet

January 25, 2015

Bereavement & Grief
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Losing a loved one can be so difficult. You may not ever get over the loss, but you will learn to live with it, as you heal and rebuild your life. Fran Nathanson, Lead Grief Counselor at Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center talks about the importance of self care and the tasks of grieving during the process. Dr. Steven Walker addresses mental health and the stigma around it. He feels that as a society, we need to learn to accept mental health issues and get the care needed. Guest, Nancy Tuzzolino, wrote The Promise, a beautiful poem to help her grieve her father’s passing. Give yourself and others permission to feel exactly the way they are, and they way they are not, while grieving. Most importantly, reach out for help, knowing you are never alone in the process.  847-467-7423

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An Open Ear is a Believable Sign of an Open Heart

January 18, 2015

Emotional RX
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Are we a generation emotionally and spiritually drained, going through the motions, lacking of luster and life? This is what guest Temple Hayes writes about in “When Did You Die?” Her book helps identify our woundology from past hurts, which does not allow us to be our true selves, and so much more. Guest Marc Mero sees much of this with the kids he inspires, on his Dream Big Tour. Marc challenges youths to go after their dreams as they make positive choices while laying the foundation to strengthen their families and society. As Marc says, you have three choices; you can give up, give in or give it all you got! Being the beginning of 2015, it is time to  give it all you got, just as Marc Mero, also called “Hero Mero” does for our future generations!  407-862-4800

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Your Beliefs Don’t Make You a Better Person, Your Behavior Does

January 11, 2015

Autumn Leaves
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When your aging loved one is in need of dementia care who can you turn to and trust? This is where Autumn Leaves Assisted Living Communities come in. From the design of their buildings to the design of their management team, everything is done with purpose as guests, Jason O’Higgins and Mary Behringer point out. For over 15 years, Autumn Leaves have been providing care to those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Their specifically trained caregivers and staff understand the unique needs of each individual that they care for. Autumn Leaves is leading the nation in assisted living memory care. They have 10 communities in the Chicago suburbs along with locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia. When you are leading the nation you are doing it, at its best and Autumn Leaves is!

www.Autumn 888-662-8886

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Patience is Not about How Long You Wait, but How Well You Behave Waiting

January 4, 2015

Passion & Purpose
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January is a great month to reflect on what you want to create for the year. Most of us recognize, at some level, that we have the ability to create our lives and all our desires. Guest, Elizabeth Murray talks about our North Star, being our hearts compas. By following it, we can find our path to love, fulfillment and bliss. Guest, Jackie Lapin teaches how to use the power of directed thoughts to pave the way for greater happiness and contentment. Practicing techniques can have you becoming a better, faster manifestor as you live life, more deeply and with greater zest. Learning to trust the process as we allow life to happen, as it is supposed to, is the key. Simply said, stay open, allowing for greater good in your life and in the lives of those around you!
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Do It with Passion or Not At All

December 28, 2014

Healthy Legs & Happy Veins
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It was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who said, “A Girl with a Good Pair of Shoes Can Go Any Where”. That may be true, and it helps, if you have healthy legs and happy veins. This is where Midwest Vein Center comes in with their sole focus being on vein care. Their well trained physicians are board certified in Phlebology and have over 25 years of vein care expertise. Add in a compassionate clinical team, offering years of patient care experience and you have what sets Midwest Vein Center apart. They have treated thousands of patients with state-of-the-art minimally invasive out-patient procedures. For woman and men, be proactive and eliminate your varicose veins before they get worse. Contact Midwest Vein Center to schedule your consultation and make 2015, your year, for you!
888-400-VEIN  or  888-400-83-46

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Be the Change You Want to See in the World

December 21, 2014

Two Clarks & Christmas
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Aging Info Radio is honored to have two Clarks joining our Christmas show this year. At age 83, Clark Weber, the extraordinary Chicago radio icon with his wit and humor continues staying active and sharing his stories with Chicagoans. Our second Clark is Bennett Clark, Clark Weber’s grandson. Bennett is a radio star in the making as a young aspiring radio personality on WLUW 88.7 FM. With a deep rich radio voice and natural talent ease, it is apparent: apples definitely do not fall far from trees. Both extraordinary Clarks have a whole lot of talent in common behind the microphone. In spirit of the holidays, it would not be Christmas unless Clark Weber told the Christmas Cup of Tea story. This story speaks very loudly from the heart, so grab your hanky and enjoy the story because no one tells it quite like Clark Weber!

Bennett Clark Wakenight is a young aspiring radio personality on WLUW 88.7fm inspired by old school style while integrating new school trends.


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Closeness Has Nothing to Do With Distance

December 14, 2014

Holiday Humor
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A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones. Deep down belly laughs are naturally healthy and it is good to find the funny in the craziness of every, holiday season. Comedian, actor and author, Tommy Connolly knows how to find the funny as he makes fun of himself in his comic routines. Today he is five years into his recovery from addiction and his book, Soul Parole, tells it like it is. It takes an intimate look at the misunderstood world of addiction, depression and fear, to recovery, faith and catching dreams. Soul Parole is a journey from darkness to the light. “Based On a True Story” it is a testimony that anything is possible with hope, faith and the hand of a friend.

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You Can’t Turn Back the Clock, but You Can Wind It Up Again

December 7, 2014

Embracing Aging
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We hear it everywhere, aging this and anti-aging that. Maybe even to the point where it does not get the attention that it once did. Guest, Ron Pevny discusses aging from the perspective that senior citizens and baby boomers are not satisfied with their retirement years being defined by social and cultural beliefs. It is not their doom and gloom, elder time to grow old. They are taking on their lives with diversity, growth, passion, purpose, service, contribution, spiritual exploration and so much more at every age. Guest Dr. John Young goes beyond treatment to teach his patients how to maintain optimal health for as long as possible by building a cellular foundation. With a fresh perspective, no regrets and optimal health you can achieve anything at any age and grow old gracefully by choice!

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Take Care of Your Body, It’s the Only Place You Have to Live

November 30, 2014

No Holiday Weight Gain
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Most people gain between 5 to 8 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years, every year. With holiday parties and festivities full of delicious high calorie and high fat foods, not gaining weight can be challenging. Guest Lisa Krueger-Gavin, an Ambassador with Weight Watchers has seen what works and what does not work, regarding holiday weight gain. The science based Weight Watchers program is a simple program that simply works. Fitness expert, Carol Whitaker talks about will power and how to set yourself up for a holiday party so that you do not over indulge. Kathy Streak takes it a bit further with DinerWear as a way to maintain our dignity. With a little discipline and smarter choices, you can maintain your weight during the holidays and kick off 2015 feeling great!

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All Appears to Change When We Change

November 23, 2014

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Thanksgiving is the one day of the year that has us reflect on what we are thankful for. Guest, Dr. John McGrail talks about gratitude and appreciation and how they are very different. Guest, Hillis Pugh writes about sharing life’s gratitude in Thank You Thursday, which he happened to start on Thanksgiving, and is now working on Feeling Good Friday. Richard Eyre and his wife Linda authored The Thankful Heart. Their book was 40 years in the making and it teaches others how to develop the healthy habit of gratitude, at any age. Gratitude allows us to express our feelings and is closely linked to happiness. You can find gratitude in any life situation and once you find it, you could, end up having more of it with a little practice!

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Kindness is the Universal Language of Love

November 16, 2014

Leading with Heart
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Most of us are living in our left brain, dominated by logic and ego. With this way of being, we lose the importance of heart. Guest, Regina Cates and author of “Lead with Your Heart” teaches others how to create meaningful lives of love, compassion, and purpose. Regina is waking others up to limitless possibility as she is touches the hearts of her world-wide audience. Guest, Allen Klein, the only, Certified, “Jollytologist” also has a worldwide audience from his 600,000 books sold. Allen explores the madness, meaning and mirth of life with a sense of humor and a fresh perspective. As Allen says, alter your attitude and be in the moment with what matters most to you. Regina and Allen are a breath of fresh air while they keep it simple through the ups and downs of life!


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Stormy Weather Doesn’t Mean, You Aren’t Headed For Sunshine!

November 9, 2014

Our Veterans
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We have approximately 22 million veterans in the United States with 1.7 million being female and 10 million over 65 years of age. Serving in the military may be challenging as, returning to civilian life can be. Programs and services are available that can help veterans, although, they are not always known about. Guests, Steve Thoren, George Rawlinson, Mick Grady and Jim Hunter bring light to some of the programs, such as, a Tribute to the Troops, Soldiers Angels and V- Spann. V-Spann, the Veterans Special Programs American National Network is on a big mission. Their project is a TV & Radio media platform for veterans and their families of all eras. They want to make sure veterans achieve a continuum of care with the programs available and finally, isn’t it about time!

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Don’t Stay Where You Are Tolerated, Go Where You Are Celebrated

November 2, 2014

Retirement Straight Talk
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It is heard everywhere, retirement this and retirement that, leaving consumers confused. Not only is confusion part of the equation, trust is another factor. People are much more skeptical today along with their decisions becoming more impactful, as the years go by. The best thing to do is never lose any of your retirement money. This is possible with the Safe Money Man, John O’Connor. John has delivered his promise to never lose any money to over 1,000 satisfied clients in the Chicagoland area. Doing your retirement homework is easy with John. He does it all for you. John also teaches his high school daughter, Kristen about money when she helps him at his workshops. Money 101 is so important to learn and apply, especially when young, as Kristen is and for most everyone else, it’s never too late!

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When Things Go Wrong Don’t Go With Them

October 26, 2014

Family Dynamics & Caregiving
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The responsibility of caring for an aging loved one can be stressful and overwhelming.  Add sibling warfare to an already challenging situation and family dynamics can downward spiral.  Personal emotions and issues can become the primary focus, instead of the needed care.  Hiring a professional caregiver is always your best bet. It will allow for family members to visit, being the son, daughter, sibling or relative, instead of the caregiver. First Light Home Care owners, Brian, Sande and Chris discuss many different options to consider when care is needed.  An aging loved one may be afraid of hiring a caregiver and chances are, they are not alone.  Family members may feel some of the same fears. Selecting the right home care company is a lot about knowing what to ask and you must, feel confident with your choice. If you are ever uncertain, in doubt or have questions, call First Light Home Care.  They provide extraordinary people and exceptional care, giving you exactly what you need!  224-214-4000

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If you Need Something to Be Grateful For Check Your Pulse

October 19, 2014

Falls & Rehab
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The National Safety Council reports that 8.9 million emergency room visits per year are from falls. Falls can be serious and life threatening, especially for the sick or elderly. A fall can cause them to spiral downward quickly with additional health problems. Being proactive and aware of falling can help, although it is much more than that. Balance is complicated to work with and may be more of a process of elimination, as expert guest Michael Bearce discusses. With hospitals seeing revenue declines in Medicare, it is in everyone’s best interest that falls be reduced. Bob Kunio may have the answer with his Simply Rehab program. Muscle mass declines rapidly with aging and Simply Rehab has a way to build and keep muscle. This may be the key to never taking a tumble, while also building strong bones.

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There is More to Life Than Increasing Its Speed

October 12, 2014

Cholesterol & Statin Drugs
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Statin drugs have been hailed as the miracle drug of the century by authorities around the world. The market for statin drugs is billions of dollars for drug manufacturers. Many doctors prescribe statin drugs to all of their patients over 50 years of age. Fortunately, not all doctors are the same. Dr. Anand Patel suggests, 150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise weekly and dietary changes first, to help naturally lower cholesterol before considering a statin drug. Dr. Daniel Heller talks about natural alternatives and how they impact our overall cardiovascular health, which is the bigger picture of high cholesterol. It all comes down to choice and many people do not want to make lifestyle changes. They prefer statin drugs, or feel they are best for them. Our health is our greatest wealth, and the choice you make, hopefully, is your best bet, for you!

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It’s Not What You Look at That Matters It’s What You See

October 5, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness
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We are reminded every October of the importance of mammograms. Breast cancer affects one out of every eight woman as it did, guest, Liz Starman. Liz did a routine breast check and found a lump. She immediately had a mammogram, which lead into an ultra sound, followed by a biopsy. As painful as it is was to hear, Liz did have breast cancer. Treatment and surgery began immediately and with rigor. Guest, Sandy Hoffman is a Breast Nurse Navigator at Northwest Community Hospital. Sandy helped Liz understand what she could expect with the fight she was in, as well as, being a rock for her to lean on. Liz is a cancer survivor today. Although, Liz may have more routine testing to keep her a cancer survivor, routine mammograms make the difference and they may also save a life!

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Remember the Rough Weather Won’t Last Forever in a Storm

September 28, 2014

Extraordinary NFP Companies
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Most non-for- profit companies help people out and Flying for Hope, is doing just that! Susan Worline, President and Founder, provides flights or transportation when someone needs to visit an aging, ill or dying loved one. Many times, people run out of money after repeat trips and have no funds left when they need to be there. This is where Flying for Hope comes in, while making a difference for others. It is just as important to comfort those in need, after a crisis. Tim Hetzner has 90 blondes, as he calls his Golden Retriever K-9 Comfort Dogs. Their job is to give emotional support when it is needed most as they innately know who is in pain. By leaning into someone in need, they connect to help heal, while offering comfort and compassion with their gentle, Golden Retriever kind of love!

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80% Happens, the last 20% of the Time

September 21, 2014

Fear Not ~ Embracing Life’s Journey
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When fear is a potential for pain, it can trigger a variety of attitudes and behaviors. We may freeze, flee, defend ourselves or get stuck. Fear signals move swiftly to avoid danger and they intensify when danger is unavoidable. Internal fears can be triggered by self doubt, where external fears are caused by something outside, that we want to avoid. When something bad happens, as it did to guests, Dale Spencer and Jana Flaig, fear can land right in our lap. It did not matter if the fear was external or internal; it had to be met, head on. With self determination, support and encouragement from others, both continue knocking fear down daily. Dale and Jana are two extraordinary human beings who went from devastation to being dynamic and, all by choice!

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Everything is Easy, Until it Gets Complicated

September 14, 2014

Dementia, Alzheimer’s & Care
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It is estimated that over 35 million people are diagnosed with dementia, worldwide. Statistics show this number doubling by 2030 and tripling by 2050. Alzheimer’s is the progressive form of dementia, affecting over 5 million people in the US. Guest and “Alzheimer’s Speaks”, radio host, Lori La Bey, advocates for shifting our dementia care from crisis to comfort. World wide Lori connects people to best practices and facilitates conversations regarding dementia care needs. Guest, Mara Batonis, author of “When Caring Take Courage” knows from her personal experience, how devastating Alzheimer’s disease can be. Her book helps Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers as a quick reference guide to use when challenges come up. Learning all that we can about the diseases will help, but compassion and love for the patient, above all else, will always lead the way.

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The Expert in Anything Was Once a Beginner

September 7, 2014

Sobriety & a Second Act
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Alcoholism and addiction are chronic diseases, just as cancer and other diseases are. Many people do not see it this way when a person falls into relapse, after being in recovery. Guest, Scott Stevens, points out that it is life stressors that trigger high levels of cortisol and often trigger an addict into relapsing. Learning how to not self medicate during stressful times can keep and addict in recovery. All is not doom and gloom, as sweet sobriety can also give you a brand new life. Author, BJ Gallagher, teaches others how to reinvent themselves. Her book, “It’s Never too Late to Be What You Might Have Been” is a little book with a big message. It reminds us that as multi-dimensional empowered beings, we can dream at any age and make good on those dreams, starting right now!

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Never Let What You Can’t Do Interfere With What You Can Do

August 31, 2014

Our Kids, Our Future
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Our kids are learning today and will be leading tomorrow. Many positive and negative comments are made, about relating to our kids today. Relating to anyone, at any age, works better, if you can discuss your different points of view and kids are no different. Our kids today are much more advanced than past generations, being smart, tech savvy and more mature at a younger age. Four courageous guests, 9 year old Julia, 10 year old Peyton and Joe and Sam who are 13, are extraordinary kids with many interests. They talk about their interests, school, family, technology and more. They suggested the best way for adults to communicate with them is through having fun, dinners and vacations together, but most importantly as Julia said, put your devices away. Julia called it for what it is and all adults should take note!

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You Never Lose, You Win or You Learn