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Open Enrollment and the Affordable Care Act


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

Working family caregivers often struggle balancing work and caregiving duties.  Many caregivers who work full-time worry, about losing their benefits because of the amount of time they have to take off of work because of their role as a family caregiver.

The Affordable Care Act when into effect in 2015 and much as been written about the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act.  As an self employed individual myself, I am grateful for the Affordable Care Act as, like 90% of today’s American’s, I am fully covered.

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 I have not experienced some of the trials and stipulations that I read about in regards to the Affordable Care Act as I was able to stick with the same physician and my level of care has not changed one bit.  I know that is not the same for everyone!

Open enrollment is upon us and sometimes understanding the Affordable Care Act and  how it best works for  you is a daunting task.   Not today!   On this episode of Healing Ties, Independent Insurance Broker Sam Chalfant breaks down the Affordable Care Act in simplistic terms in preparation for open enrollment on November 1st.

Listen in and learn how Sam Chalfant is creating Healing Ties all around us!

Sam Chalfant is an Independent Insurance Broker in the state of Florida. Sam welcomes your call at 954.257.8788.  Visit Sam on line at Chalfant Insurance Services

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Join us in Chicago for the First Annual National Caregiving Conference.  For more details on this exciting event, visit Caregiving.com by clicking here! 

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The Love Not Fear Movement


“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann was a German political scientist who developed a mass communication theory called the Spiral of Silence.  The Spiral of Silence is a term meant to refer to the tendency of people to remain silent when they feel that their views are in opposition to the majority view on a subject.  People who feel they are in the minority, sense isolation, fear or exclusion  and tend to remain silent instead of voicing opinions.  Often used in a political or media content,  Noelle-Neumann’s Spiral of Silence mass communication theory explains the growth and spread of public opinion.

It’s time to break our silence and exchange fear for love. 

People, like myself, who have lived in fear for a variety of reasons, often tend to stay silent until they experience that “Ah-Ha” moment and come to realize that fear is useless.th (2)As a young man, my fear always centered around my sexual orientation.  As I have grown older, my fear has shifted to fearing success. What a quagmire; life is a process...I am letting go of my fears.

In today’s society,  there seems to be a cultural bias that leans towards fear? Cable news tends to report more negative aspects of life and politics: Are things really bad as they appear (political climate) or is our current climate permeated by a lack of leadership, poor communication skills or…fear?   Where has open, honest and respectable dialogue gone from our leaders?   The Spiral of Silence is alive in our own fears.

One of the ways of letting go of fear is to embrace communication from the standpoint of love.  That is what the Love Not Fear Movement is all about.  I think all of us recognize from our diversity, we are not always going to agree,  nor am I am suggesting that we live in acalmPollyanna world.  However, when we focus our communication to others with love, we tear down walls, not build them. We lift people up, not criticize them. We disagree with respect, and learn from our differences.   We then break the Spiral of Silence

How do we build a community that surrounds us with the lovenotfearlogomessage of love?  Listen in and learn how Jeff Johnson is eliminating fear (and the Spiral of Silence) through the Love Not Fear Movement!   Because in the end…Love Is The Winner! 

Chris MacLellan is the author of “What’s The Deal with Caregiving? and the Executive Producer and Host of Healing Ties Radio. 

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Authors Spotlight: Kathryn Leigh Scott


The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire

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Kathryn Leigh Scott 

On this episode of Healing Ties Author’s Spotlight, we visit with Kathryn Leigh Scott who has written writes a compelling story about her husband’s diagnosis of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in her book,  LAST DANCE AT THE SAVOY.   

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is an uncommon brain disorder that affects movement, control of walking (gait) and balance, speech, swallowing, vision, mood and behavior, and thinking. The disease results from damage to nerve cells in the brain. EstimatesLastDanceAtTheSavoyCoverBorder vary, but only about three to six in every 100,000 people worldwide, or approximately 20,000 Americans, have PSP—making it much less common than Parkinson’s disease (another movement disorder in which an estimated 50,000 Americans are diagnosed each year). Symptoms of PSP begin on average after age 60, but may occur earlier. Men are affected more often than women.

Listen and  learn how Kathryn Leigh Scott is creating “Healing Ties” all around us!

Join Us in Chicago on December 2 and 3 for the 1st Annual National Caregiving Conference hosted by Caregiving.com.  Registration is now open by clicking here!  .  Sponsorship  and Exhibitor opportunities available, contact me direct at Chris@thepurplejacket.com for details.  

For additional information on the conference click in the National Caregiving Conference click on the icons below or visit  http://www.caregiving.com/national-caregiving-conference-hub/

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Do You Know Your Numbers?


The great aim of education is not knowledge but action . Herbert Spencer

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Chris MacLellan with Dr. Sarah Koplow

Do you know your blood pressure?  Pulse?  Good and Bad Cholesterol?  The meaning of saturated fat?  And why is it important to your overall  health to know these important numbers?

On this episode of “Healing Ties” Dr. Sarah Koplow, PhD, RN  assistant professor from NOVA Southeastern School of Nursing breaks down these important numbers and why it is important for each one of us to “Know Our Numbers.”  Listen in and learn how Dr. Sarah Koplow is creating “Healing Ties” all around us! 

Join Us in Chicago on December 2 and 3 for the 1st Annual National Caregiving Conference hosted by Caregiving.com.  Registration is now open by clicking here!  .  Sponsorship  and Exhibitor opportunities available, contact me direct at Chris@thepurplejacket.com for details.  

For additional information on the conference click in the National Caregiving Conference click on the icons below! 

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New Station, Same Great Show!


Everyone has a story, but not everyone gets to share their story.

Healing Ties radio returns in January with new guests, new topics, new format, and a new station.

It is about creating a life to love after Caregiving ends through advocacy, leadership, writing, radio, travel, cruises

What’s coming up?
Radio: Have a story to share, an idea for a show, or would you like to be a guest on the show…contact me!
Whole Care Network: Looking to list you product or business in our resource guide…contact me! (rates vary: reserve your premium location now on the Whole Care Network)

Hire Me: Looking for a Key Note Speaker, Lunch in Learn, I have a variety of topics to choose from or I can customize a presentation to meet your organization needs.

Coming Soon:
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Creating A Cohesive Care Team


Join us live from St. Louis, MO. At 7:00 pm (EST), 6:00 pm (CST)  on August 12th for a special episode of Healing Ties Radio on Health Café Live.com as we visit with  Judy Ryan from Life Work Systems.

Creating a cohesive care team is one of the essential components in order to be a health caregiver. Creating the life you love is possible for all of us, especially when we create a cohesive care team.  On Wednesday’s show, we’ll discuss seven steps that will help you create the cohesive care team that we all need to help us transform our day.

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To listen live on Wednesday August 12th at 7:00 pm (EST), 6:00 pm (CST) simply click here! HealingTies (1)

Cannot listen live?  NO WORRIES!  We have plenty of options for you to access all of our episodes of Healing Ties

ON DEMAND on our iHeart Radio Channel by clicking here! 

Available on UK Health Radio by clicking here! 

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Elements of Healing Touch Massage


Caregivers, looking for a way to relax, take some time for yourself, to loose some of that pent up stress?  Have you ever considered a massage from a licensed massage therapist to help rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit? Well, then join us on Wednesday, July 29th on Health Café Live.com at 7:00 pm (EST) for a conversation with  Licensed Massage Therapist Wayne White. Massage therapy dates back thousands of years and is  derived from the Greek word,”massein” meaning ‘to knead.’  Through the  manipulation of soft tissues of the body by  squeezing, rubbing, tapping, vibrating or compressing for therapeutic intent, massage therapy heals and helps rejuvenate our body, mind and spirit.  Don’t just take it from me! Listen in and learn how Wayne is  creating Healing Ties all around us through the art of massage therapy.

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On Becoming A Fearless Caregiver


 

Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd  on Health Café Live.com at 7:00 pm (EST) as we visit with    Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief of Caregiver Magazine & Caregiver.com. A noted speaker, writer and   publisher on caregiving issues since 1995, Gary is Founder of the first national magazine for caregivers, Today’s Caregiver, as well the original online caregiver community, caregiver.com.  Gary created The Fearless Caregiver Conferences, hosted across the country, which brings together  caregivers to share their knowledge, experience and wisdom as well as learning about vital products, services and technologies.  Listen in and learn how Gary is creating Healing Ties all around us!

Cannot listen live?  NO Worries!  Healing Ties Radio is available on demand on our iHeart Channel by simply clicking here. 

You can also find Healing Ties Radio on UK Health Radio by clicking here. 

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Or visit our Healing Ties Facebook Page to listen to all our shows by clicking here! 

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Delivering an Accessible World!


Are you a Caregiver?  Do you like to travel? Worried about taking your Caree on a trip?  Thinking about planning a cruise, land tour, or train ride? Well, we have the solution for you!  Tune in on Wednesday July 15th at 7:00 pm (EST) for another episode of  Healing Ties’ radio with our special guest, Andrew Garnett, President of Special Needs at Sea.  Andrew has taken his passion for the special needs community and has made travel more accessible for everyone!

To listen to ‘Healing Ties’ radio live at  7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15th, simply click here! 

Can’t listen live?  NO WORRIES!  Healing Ties Radio is available on demand on iHeart Radio by clicking here!  

‘Healing Ties’ radio show is also syndicated in the UK on UK Health Radio by clicking here!

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Turning Caregiving from Burden to Opportunity


I am excited to have Anthony Cirillo as my featured guest for Wednesday’s episode of Healing Ties Radio at 7:00 pm (EDT)

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on Health Cafe Live.comAnthony is a national known expert on Aging and Caregiving and is the President and CEO of The Aging Experience. Famous for his popular blog Who Moved My Dentures” Anthony presents regularly on topics important to seniors, caregivers and their families.

This weeks Healing Ties Motivational Minute, brought to you by Judy Ryan of Life Work Systems will feature ‘Healthy Venting’…We all need to know about Healthy Venting!

And one of our favorite features, the Healing Ties Jukebox features a favorite song from our special guest. You will just have to listen in to learn what song Anthony selected for this weeks Healing Ties Jukebox.

Healing Ties Radio is live at 7:00 pm (EST) on Health Cafe Live.com by simply clicking here! 

Can’t listen live? NO WORRIES!  Healing Ties Radio is available on demand on our iHeart Radio channel, by clicking here! 

Healing Ties is now available in the United Kingdom on UK Health Radio by clicking here! 

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