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This Is Just Like Real Life!



Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley

My featured guest Thursday night on ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ on Blog Talk Radio was Lisa Fields from @PracticalWisdom. I knew she would be a dynamite guest, and that proved to be true because Lisa does offer us Practical Wisdom!

303366_10151039308328707_2074390602_nDoing live, Internet radio does come with its challenges, tonight was one of them as Lisa and I had a 5 to 10 second delay in our conversation with each other. The ‘delay’ in the conversation made it challenging for us, yet my trusted co-host, Diane Hawn was able to pitch in and help make the conversation and show go smoothly. I can’t thank them enough for their kindness and willingness to ‘go with the flow!’

As Caregivers, we often have to just go with the flow. Just 90 minutes before tonight radio show, TLO had a terrible experience while eating dinner. The esophagus and tumor does have its own schedule! AT 6:45 pm, we thought we were heading to the hospital, thankfully TLO’s trouble passed and he was able to rest peacefully: at 8:05 pm I am dealing with tech problems with a radio program. Just what is the big picture here?

Lisa, the great sport that she is simply said, “This is just like real life!”235354tir0fftkh What a great dose of Practical Wisdom! Life is full of trials and tribulations: the calamity of tonight’s technology problems pales in comparison to the health issues that Caregivers and their Caree’s face on a daily basis. One minute we are thinking about calling 911, the next minute well…This IS just like real life!

We will be sure to schedule Lisa again for the show, because she does offer such wonderful ‘Practical Wisdom.’ She made a host feel safe and secure in the midst of turmoil with that gentle reminder of why it is important for all Caregivers to tell their story. I think we all need a dose of Practical Wisdom, I am so glad that I had mine this evening!

You see, we might have Cancer,

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Practical Widsom on ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver


On Thursday July 18th at 8:00 pm (est) I am pleased to welcome Lisa Fields to ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver’ on ‘Blog Talk Radio! To listen to our show live, simply click here!

Lisa is an adult education scholar, speaker, and consultant. Her work centers on the importance of patient and health care leadership engagement  and the value of practical wisdom leadership within organizations.  Lisa’s work has been recognized by Stanford Medical School. Her passion for health care began as she served as a Mental Health Senior Practitioner, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Director of Education within a Residential Drug Addiction Treatment Center.


You just might know Lisa on Twitter @PracticalWidsom as she is the co-founder and moderator of the Healthcare Leader Tweet Chat also known as HCLDR. This community of international health care leaders has been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges for providing relevance in academic medicine. Each week leaders in healthcare gather together to discuss critical issues impacting healthcare leaders. The community includes a hospital CEO, medical school professors, Epatients, scientists, physicians, music therapists and other health care leaders.  Lisa was recently invited as Jack Andraka’s guest to the White House Open Sciences “Champions of Change” due to her social media work with science and medicine.

 Lisa speaks on a variety of topics including patient and clinical engagement, attention blindness, the distracted brain, innovation, the power of listening, appreciation application, aging, educational and PowerPoint design, conflict resolution, organizational development, end of life, strength based assessment, social media/Twitter and design.

Lisa believes her curiosity and passion for “what could it be” just might have been passed down to her from her great-grandfather Dr. Samuel Hooker a well-respected chemist and magician.

On Thursday we will dive into Practical Wisdom and chat about the importance of developing your Caregiving comfort zone as a public speaker. Through our conversation with Lisa, we will all learn how to ‘Be A Healthy Caregiver!’

To listen to our show live, simply click here!

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