Recently I had the opportunity to be a guest on Joni Aldrich show, “Advocacy Heals U”, which is now featured on iHeart Radio. Joni is an accomplished author, radio show host, public speaker, but most importantly, Joni has been a caregiver for her husband, Gordon, who like Richard, passed away from Cancer.
Connecting with Joni has been a pleasure and sure proves that Caregivers, no matter what their journey might be, have this innate ability to understand each other, to be there for each other, to care for each other. Joni has been that connection for me. As Joni so eloquently wrote: “Love radiates through this show. Love of a partner for a partner through life, illness and difficult loss. “To love someone is to see the face of God.” Guest: Chris MacLellan, The Bow-Tie-Guy. Chris loved Richard Schiffer through the twists and turns of life and Richard’s end-of-life. Experience IS the most brutal of teachers. But you heal. Chris’s new show, Healing Ties, will discuss 4 aspects interwoven in hope: physical, mental, spiritual, financial. While his focus is on caregivers, the message is much deeper. Why are health care rights connected to marriage rights? In many states, gay couples do not have that option. Love can move mountains, but can it break down walls?”
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Approaching six months after Richard’s transition into eternal life, my life continues to transition. I’ve made the decision to leave my job with SunServe Social Services and start to write our story through my own words. I’ll be heading over to New Orléans to write, spend time healing and starting my new radio show, ‘Healing Ties’ from ‘The Bow Tie Guy.’ Stay tuned to ‘The Purple Jacket’ for the launch date of my new show which will be featured on W4HC.com and iheart Radio.
Remember: “Love, Care and Commitment is the same for any two people, no matter what gender.” Make your day count, never pass up the opportunity to tell your spouse or partner that you love them!
2 responses to “Advocacy Heals U: Healing Ties of Change”
Chris, congratulations on your decisions about moving and moving forward. There may be anxiety and fear as you move forward, but change is necessary and change is good. Look forward to hearing more and hope that the story of you and Richard will touch and inform as well as bring about change.
Kevin, Thank You for your kind support. The decision, with mixed emotions, will allow me to heal, write and take better care of myself. Our story has been seen over 500,000 times, now it is time for me to put into my words. I know I am up for the challenge!