Episode 120

Published on:

17th Jun 2022

Live Out Loud & Age Excellently

In this episode, I interview Dr. Cheryl Woodson who is a doctor that sees many older women with some form of dementia and their caregivers. She knows medically, as well as personally, the enormity of this job. Her own mother suffered with dementia and Dr. Cheryl was her primary caregiver. She goes against conventional wisdom by saying there is no role reversal. That person is still your parent, even if they don't remember you. You need to afford them the respect they deserve when you are caring for them. However, there are safety issues you may need to be firm in addressing. Dr. Cheryl has tips about that and she emphasizes self-care throughout. You won't do your parent any good if you have nothing inside left to give. If you anticipate this situation, are already in it or have triumphed through it, this podcast has something for you. Click here 

Amazon.com : cheryl woodson in books to find her non-fiction books and for her novel, What the Mirror Sees, click here:  What The Mirror Sees: Robens, Teria: 9781514778944: Books (amazon.com). Her website is www.drcherylwoodsom.com and join Dr. Cheryl Woodson Community on Facebook.

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About the Podcast

Life = Choices; Choices = Life
Making better choices for a better life
Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

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Kim Olver

Kim Olver's mission is to help people make better choices for a better life. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor and a board certified coach. She is a world renowned expert in Choice Theory™ , a highly sought after international speaker and an award-winning author. Her books include: Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh (2006), Secrets of Happy Couples (2010), Choosing Me Now (2019) and A Choice Theory Guide to Relationships (2019). Kim is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Radical Responsibility and Appreciation. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; creator of Empowerment Parenting, a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents; and owner of Academy of Choice, a BCC (Board Certified Coach) Coaching Program. Kim worked five years as a counselor for schizophrenics in a community-based residential program, 17 years holding various positions with a specialized foster care agency, was Executive Director of Glasser Institute for Choice Theory for nine years and the Executive Director for William Glasser International for eight; and began her own company, Coaching for Excellence, in 2005. She is a model of what she teaches about taking responsibility for the things she can influence and control and finding appreciation for those things she can't. Kim believes radical responsibility and appreciation are the keys to a happy, peaceful, satisfying life.