Author: Deirdre Dolan Nesline

Deirdre Speaks to Author/Speaker C J Golden About Caregiving

“Our resolutions are only as powerful as the ways in which we tackle them.  Sitting back and wishing things were different/better/happier/more peaceful doesn’t cut it.  Digging in and being active participants in creating the changes we aspire to in our lives and our world is the way to make our declarations move from vision to reality.”   C J Golden, One Pedal at a Time

“No one tells you to care for yourself.” C J Golden

“You get bitter or you get better:

It’s that simple. Take what has been dealt

 to you and allow it to make you a stronger

person, or allow it to tear you down.

The choice is yours. Choose wisely.”

~Rehabilitation Gym at Spaulding Hospital

C J Golden relied on her husband Joe to be her caregiver after back pain caused her to be immobile, then the tables were turned.  Deirdre talks to author/speaker C J Golden about:

  • The balance of caregiving before Joe got ill
  • The progression of illness
  • Magical Thinking explained
  • How a strong person learns to be vulnerable
  • Joe and George Clooney
  • How CJ handled caregivers stress
  • The Cracks
  • The importance of asking for help
  • The importance of accepting help
  • Gratitude & attitude & acceptance
  • Anger that tears us down the most
  • The large and small ways C J took care of herself
  • Do for yourself
  • When forgiveness steps in
  • Our choice to be a caregiver
  • Ways to help the caregiver in your life
  • The difference between doing what you want and what the caregiver wants
  • The importance of asking for the type of help you need.

C J’s Favorite ice cream: Ferris Acres Creamery Pumpkin

Favorite Song: anything by Bobby Darin

Leisure Time: Cabin in the woods, hiking, guitar playing, exercise

“As the author of Tao of the Defiant Woman: Five Brazen Ways to Accept What You Must and Rebel Against the Rest,  and its subsequent book for teen and pre-teen girls, Tao-Girls Rule: Finding Balance, Staying Strong, Being Bold in a World of Challenges, Golden has been writing, blogging, speaking and facilitating workshops for national and local women’s and girls’ organizations.  She continues to help women and teens find joy along their life paths despite the struggles they may encounter

Golden’s latest writing remains focused on her new life as a caregiver to her husband, Joe. Paramount are the lessons she has learned, the emotional and physical strain upon her heavily-burdened shoulders, and the realization that, while their roles as husband and wife have been altered, their connection and love have grown stronger.”

C J Golden books available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble

How to get in touch with CJ Golden authorcjgolden@gmail.com, to learn more https://www.cjgolden.com/ 

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management and DeCluttering for Aging In Place Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together at DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com  www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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Deirdre Gives 5 Tips to Help You Prepare For a Move

Listen in for an explanation of each tip.

Here are your 5 tips to prepare for a move:

  1. Assess your abilities
  2. Invite a trusted friend or professional to help you
  3. Be honest with yourself regarding how much you can handle
  4. Start with one very small area of your home, especially if you are decluttering on your own
  5. Give yourself double to triple the amount of time you think it will take you

Good luck, contact me if you to want to engage a professional, it will just take a minute to get you set up and on your way to an easy move.

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management and DeCluttering for Aging In Place Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together at DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com  www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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Deirdre and Marsi Beck: Staying Safe, Independent & Dignified In Our Own Homes

“My number one safety tip is being proactive and anticipating and heading off accidents and falls before they happen.”

“We sell independence, safety, trust and dignity, keeping someone’s dignity is invaluable.” ~Marsi Beck

Today I speak with Marsi Beck of On The Mend Medical Supplies and Equipment about

  • Safety in the home
  • Independence
  • Keeping our dignity
  • How they help out of state and out of country loved ones
  • Who they serve beyond the aging population and how they serve them
  • We also chat about the training they receive and the training they provide to their clients, best in home safety tips and safety products.
  • How you can get a FREE home assessment
  • We both agree on this number one safety tip

Marsi illustrates how much they care about their customers and think outside of the box in order to help them achieve their goals.

“We are honored to be part of the journey and the solutions.” ~Marsi Beck

One of Marsi’s mantras and acronyms for our business here at On The Mend is:

KIND

Keeping

Independence

Naturally

Dignified

Favorite ice cream: Ben & Jerry’s Almond Milk Coffee ice cream

Song that reminds Marsi of her youth: Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Carpenters …

Leisure time: Traveling to see her children, hanging out with family & friends, a healthy fitness lifestyle, working out at the gym

You can contact Marsi at On The Mend Medical Supplies & Equipment

Call: 203-262-0383

Address: 385 Main Street South, Unit 102, Southbury, CT 06488

Website: https://onthemendmedical.com/ 

Email: Marsi@onthemendmedical.com 

Or follow them on FacebookLinkedIn or YouTube to watch their informative and many times hysterical clips.

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together. www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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Deidre and Taylor Burke: What Do I Do For My Aging Hair?

“The older women are who sit in my chair, I feel the more confident they are.”

“We want to push you out of your comfort box but we don’t want you running for the hills either. “

“I’m the type of stylist that encourages people to embrace their hair, I hate when people keep fighting it.  It’s in your DNA to flatter you.” ~Taylor Burke

Hairstylist Taylor Burke gives us lots of hints to take care of our aging hair.  Why hasn’t someone told me these hints before now???

We discuss women’s dirty little secret, the importance of moisture in aging hair and the very eye-opening reason to clean and massage your hairline daily.

Some easy to implement, result-based hints include:

  • How many times a week should you wash your hair?
  • Why/how to use dry shampoo (did you know it comes in colors?)
  • Shampoo or conditioner, which has the most effect on your hair?
  • Should you purchase higher-end products from Goldwell or Bumble and bumble for example or do lower-priced or more generic work just as well?
  • Should you change your shampoo often?
  • How to embrace your hair to flatter you and who you are
  • How to prevent breakage
  • Which products to use for aging hair?
  • Which works best for our aging hair: mousse, gel, oil?
  • The best way to treat curly hair
  • The most flattering hair length for mid-lifers
  • How often should we cut our hair?

Leisure time is spent with her adorable daughter

Taylor’s favorite ice cream? Cookie Jar

What song reminds you of your youth and why?  Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, anything 90’s

Contact Taylor Burke, TJ Hair Studio, Sandy Hook, CT (203) 304-1362

Website: tjhairstudio.com

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together. www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“You want to get the (Long Term Care) insurance when you don’t need it so you have it when you do need it.”

“Helping people live life on their terms.” ~Norman Shaffer

In this podcast I interview C. Norman Shaffer an Agent with New York Life helping individuals and business owners to create, build, and preserve wealth who educated me on Long Term Care Insurance and its primary benefits:

Peace of mind for you and loved ones

Benefits to your family

Allows you to manage risk

Alleviates burden of care

People don’t want to think about what they will do if they are no longer to live independently without help to perform Activities of Daily Living.

C. Norman explains:

Who determines when benefits begin

At what age should you explore Long Term Care Insurance

Everyone has a Long Term Care Plan

The average length of Long Term Care event

If there are age limits to acquiring Long Term Care Insurance

Eligibility requirements

Favorite ice cream: chocolate

The song that conjures up the best childhood memories:  Help by the Beatles

Leisure time activities:  Family time, biking

As a licensed Agent of New York Life Insurance Company, Norman offers a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies. Please contact Norman at CNSHAFFER@ft.NewYorkLife.com to help you fully analyze your needs and recommend appropriate solutions.

Neither DeClutter By Deirdre or New York Life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provides tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions. Any testimonial on this site is based on an individual’s experience and may not be representative of the experience of other customers. These testimonials are no guarantee of future performance or success. C. Norman Shaffer is not licensed in all jurisdictions. 10885 NE 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98003, 206-550-2667.  C Norman Shaffer California Insurance license number is 0M50311. 

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together.www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“We are satisfied when we send someone to a client’s home that we would want in our home” ~Isaac Schwartz

Have you ever wondered if you should use an agency or a registry when exploring in-home care?  When should you reach out? What impacts the success of in-home care?  Do you need medical or non-medical personnel to help you or your loved one? 

Isaac Schwartz from Emerest Health explains the differences between the options available to you or a loved one and tells us how a care coordinator can help so you have a successful experience.

You will learn:

  • The difference between medical and non-medical in-home care
  • Agency and Registry explained
  • When to contact an agency
  • What a care coordinator does
  • How the newer Connecticut 24 Hour Care Law impacts you
  • The ONE important thing that impacts the success of in-home care

Calling Isaac at Emerest Health, 203-941-1700, can answer your questions and put your mind at ease. 

Off-hours interest: commercial plane spotting

Song: whatever is current

Ice cream: vanilla/chocolate twist

Contact info:

Isaac Schwartz

lschwartz@emerest.com

cell: 203-666-6844

office: 203-941-1700

http://emerest.com/

Bi-lingual-Spanish Speakers Available

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together.www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“I believe in bringing out your (inner) beauty because your inner beauty is what everybody is attracted to.”   

“It isn’t always about makeup…sleep is #1 and your water intake.”

~Candee Caldwell

Makeup Artist Candee Caldwell talks to Deirdre about the importance of self-care before you put on any makeup.

  • Which feature Candee feels is the most important to accent.
  • The one piece of makeup you should apply if you are only choosing one.
  • Hints to feeling your best and most confident self.
  • Her goal when someone sits in her makeup chair.
  • How to choose makeup colors that work for each individual.
  • How Candee helps women re-entering careers, dating, marriage.
  • Does product price matter?
  • Favorite print shoots: Ethan Allen Interiors, Branson Emerson
  • The importance of volunteering

Favorite ice cream flavor:   Maple Walnut

Song reminds Candee of her youth:  ABC Jackson 5

Leisure time:  Enjoy family time, travel, walking, listening to podcasts, music

Do you have any events coming up?  October 3 Pink Aid

You can hire Candee Caldwell to show you how to use products you already own, in the privacy of your own home.

Contact info:  www.CandeeCaldwell.com or 203-470-3506

Thank you so much Candee for your time and knowledge share!

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together.www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“It’s the story of you. The days of us starting a job at 20 and retiring from it are over.” 

“I want you to love to do find what you would do if no one paid you and build your life and business from that place.”   Karen Yankovich

A profitable digital and social media strategy starts with a strong personal brand, and LinkedIn is the place to achieve this goal. As a LinkedIn Evangelist, Karen Yankovich teaches businesses how to tap into the authentic, recurring revenue stream that emerges from this platform. Together, with her clients, they capitalize on this tool for long-lasting, business-altering results. Take the first steps towards putting yourself on the success track to LinkedIn mastery with her free video series: LinkedInProfileTips.com

  • Women in Transition Focus in LinkedIn
  • It’s all about building relationships
  • How Karen helps people to best use LinkedIn
  • Your LinkedIn profile is the story of you, not your business.
  • Help on how to address what to do if you are returning to the workforce after many years
  • What to do if you want someone to write your LinkedIn profile, Karen’s company can help.
  • Create the story of you
  • How to combat being underemployed, where to start
  • What do you want your life to look like?
  • You don’t have to feel alone, reach out for that help
  • Don’t worry about the gaps
  • Be who you are on your LinkedIn profile
  • Look at volunteering in a different way
  • Position yourself for the job you want, to hook the people you want to work with

Ice cream:  black raspberry and vanilla fudge

Song: David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman, Donny Osmond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMONykezJM

How to get in touch with Karen Yankovich:

www.KarenYankovich.com/join 

Services provided by Karen’s Group Coaching, Mastermind, LinkedIn & PR, Levels of Strategy mix and match so people get the best 1:1 service from Karen.

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https://karenyankovich.com/ Social Media Marketing Consultant

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com  or DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com 

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“I was a search angel for a little while…It gave me a new purpose and makes me feel good to be able to help other people…I learned a new skill so let’s spread the job a little bit.”~Julie Dixon Jackson

Have you ever wondered what consumer DNA testing can do for you- beyond telling you your ethnicity? Are you an adoptee- or someone who has an unknown parent or relative? Do you love Genealogy? You’re in the right place. Join Julie Dixon Jackson @joolesjackson and Richard Castle as they attempt to guide you through what it takes to use DNA to break down brick walls, solve mysteries- or find your “people”!

  • How Julie transferred from theater actor to Gen Genie
  • An advocate for adoptees
  • What made Julie decide to help adoptees find their birth parents
  • What’s happening globally with adoptees
  • The business of babies
  • The Baby Scoop Era

“The truth is in your genes” ~Julie Dixon Jackson

Favorite Ice Cream: Rocky Road

Downtime: Quiltmaker

Song: Beach Baby by First Class

Julie’s fabulous podcast: https://cutoffgenes.libsyn.com/  Cutoff Genes Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cutoff-genes-episode-49-free-queso/id1380962366?i=1000436005546&fbclid=IwAR2TP84QeKvETXBIZ6sKnWMCMHfSh22RLRxXl7Tdgj4wkiI1kIiwaEV3lZU

Follow her @joolsjackson and join the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1882608928721974/

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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I am Deirdre from DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management Company and your host for the Magnificent Aging Podcast.

I see people, myself included, trying to navigate the challenges of aging: we are being diagnosed with debilitating diseases, our children are leaving to start college and their own families, our parents are needing more and more of our attention or they are dying-creating an environment of grief, our jobs are being taken away and we find ourselves job hunting for the first time in decades and we are challenged with finding  a job that is at our experience and pay level, we are getting divorced or our partner has died and we are on our own for the first time and on and on. 

Boy, these life events can bring our spirits down, so I wanted to bring helpful, positive information forward to help you and me, the result is The Magnificent Aging Podcast. 

Episodes will uncover ways to navigate through the aging process with grace and courage so we never have to feel at a loss and lonely. 

This podcast will provide a repository for the exchange of helpful ideas and information via guest experts to help better understand our magnificent aging process. 

We will go from feeling alone and scared to feeling supported and confident about our aging process, we just needed someone to tell us how to get through it. 

The Magnificent Aging Podcast includes tips to age well, connect with people, look on the positive side of aging, and offer options available to us to ensure our aging process is magnificent. 

Be sure to subscribe, review, rate and share.

Welcome, I’m so glad you’ve joined me!