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Shannon Thomas Psychological Abuse: Road to Recovery

Psychological abuse if often hidden because it does not lead to physical scars.  The impact is devastating and lasting, but there is hope for recovery. Shannon Thomas, LCSW is the bestselling author of Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse.  Ms. Thomas is one of the few in…

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Pastry Chef
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Do you love pastries? Hear from an Executive Pastry Chef

Do you love pastries?  Dessert?  Chocolate? Join Plaid Radio today with Rocio Varela as she shares food trends, meeting Gordon Ramsey and her favorite moments in the kitchen. Rocio Varela is the Executive Pastry Chef at the Fort Worth Club. She has been named “one of the rising stars of the pastry world” and has…

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By Koula Budler |
Alzheimer's, dementia, caregiver
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Do I really need a Caregiver Support Group?

Being a caregiver requires support too.  When a loved one receives the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s we many times being to think of their care and all their needs.  Today on Plaid Radio we chat with Sue Gross of the Alzheimer’s Association’s North Central Texas Chapter. Sue went back to college at Midwestern State University to…

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By Sarah Webb |
Alzheimer's, dementia, caregiver
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Communicating with Your Dementia Loved One

Communicating with your loved one who has dementia is challenging. Judith explains what’s happening and the best way for us as caregivers to respond.  This is part of the James L. West Alzheimer’s Center Series for caregivers Judith Pickering is program coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association. She has worked in senior care facilities and hospice for…

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By Sarah Webb |
Kelli Valade - Declare a Major
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Be Intentional: Declare a Major for Your Life

“Declare a major,” says Kelli about being intentional in your life and your career.  Don’t be afraid to say want you want and go for it.  Women get so much conflicting advice; “lean in, but not too much,” “speak up, but not too loud.”  Kelli encourages women to take the lead, experiment and be willing…

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By Sarah Webb |
Montenegro
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Exploring Eastern Europe Part II

Part 2 of Exploring Eastern Europe – Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Spain. Host Koula Budler recently returned from visiting Eastern Europe, where she and her husband road tripped through 10 countries in 9 days! Travel aficionado, Meredith Todd, joins me to weigh in on some must see places in each of the cities…

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By Koula Budler |
dementia
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Caregiver Stress: Taking Time for Yourself

As part of the James L. West Series for caregivers, today we are going to focus our conversation on Managing Caregiver Stress. Naomi Latini is the training and implementation specialist with the Rosalynn Carter Institute of Caregiving founded by former first lady Rosalynn Carter.  It is the institute’s mission to support caregivers – both family…

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By Sarah Webb |
Melissa Nickleson
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Live Your Life versus Surviving After Divorce

Melissa Nickelson is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and Certified Mindset for Success Coach. As a personal life coach, she specializes in working with those who are facing or considering life-changing choices. Her clients include those who are encountering everything from the process and fallout of divorce to career change to figuring out what’s next. www.melissanickleson.com…

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By Sarah Webb |
Hope 4 Harper
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Rare Diseases: There is Still Hope

Plaid Radio talks with Penny Howard whose daughter Harper lost her battle with the rare disease CDKL5. Penny Howard is the dedicated mother of three children Lily, Harper, and Seth, as well as, founder of Hope 4 Harper.  Harper was diagnosed with CDKL5 as a baby which is a gene located on the X-chromosome that…

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By Sarah Webb |