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Sep 27, 2023

From "A MINUTE FOR CAREGIVERS- When Every Day Feels Like Monday."

Playing for Chickens

There’s an old story of a farmer who struggled to find ways to help his chickens lay more eggs. After trying numerous techniques, he heard of the beneficial effects of music and tried playing the flute for his chickens to help...

Sep 25, 2023

After teaching special education for 42 years, Debbra Laneville drew upon her vast experience to write what she learned in the classroom and in life from her students. Her new book is titled, You Can't Make This Up - Life Lessons from Special Kids. 


Sep 20, 2023

“We’ve done everything possible to save this leg; all that’s left is amputation—when you’re ready, we’ll have that conversation.”

Those words came from Gracie’s surgeon, following numerous operations to save her right leg that

was crushed and disfigured in her 1983 car accident. Everyone in Gracie’s...

Sep 18, 2023

In a recent report from the American Medical Association (AMA) a list of the highest burnout rates among physicians are: 

Emergency medicine: 62%.
Hospital medicine: 59%.
Family medicine: 58%.
Pediatrics: 55%.
Obstetrics and gynecology: 54%.
Internal medicine: 52%.

In this episode, I discuss our response as caregivers...

Sep 15, 2023

From "A MINUTE FOR CAREGIVERS - When Every Day Feels Like Monday."

As caregivers, we regularly feel intense pressure to fix or achieve. Yet, despite our best efforts, many of the circumstances we face seem unyielding. Our self-judgment over things beyond our control often leads to an incorrect verdict of...