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Caron Talks

By Caron Leid
I started a podcast about Alzheimer's - the things they forget to tell you- My mother was diagnosed at the age of 57- and I had a child of my own, I immediately became part of the sandwich generation. I talk about about things that people don't want to talk about.
As time went by the Podcast evolved.
My mother passed away 20 years after being diagnosed with the disease. Two decades of my life was spent multi-tasking. In 2013, I became a single parent. I am not sure how I survived all that was thrown at me, but I did. In finding my way back to me- I discovered the importance of Self-love.
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Self Love What They forget to Tell you Episode 14
Sean and I are back talking about the new Omicron variant and the effects on mental health, as usual we are all over the place.... this one is a long one but a good one!!
01:24:51
January 07, 2022
Self Love What they forget to Tell you - Episode 13
Back with Sean talking about the random things as per usual, and talking about how to get through the holidays. (sorry this was late) but the episode didn't save, and fortunately it was recovered!!!
01:19:33
January 05, 2022
Self love What They forget you Episode 12
The talk continues about daylight savings time and seasonal affective depression... and of course other things Just because that is how these conversations go!
45:49
December 04, 2021
Self Love what they forget to tell you - episode 11
Today the talk continues on the importance of therapy.  Sean talks about his huge career change. We also talk about left brain Automatic Negative Thoughts. The brain is hard wired for patterns.  It is important to be aware whether your brain is overusing one or more of them. 1 Mind Reading 2. Fortune telling 3. Catastrophizing 4. Negative Labeling/Filtering 5.  Discounting Positives 6.  Overgeneralizing 7. All or Nothing Thinking 8. Shoulds... 9,  Personalizing 10.  Blaming 11. Comparisons 12.  Past Regret 13.  What if? 14.  Emotional Reasoning. 
40:21
November 11, 2021
Self love what they forget to tell you - episode 10
Back with Sean talking about what helped him in his self awareness journey. The importance of seeking help prior to imploding.  Becoming more proactive in your mental health journey and not awaiting a crisis situation in order to get assistance. There is No ‘It’s Not Your Fault’ Moment – Progress Happens Gradually Remember that great scene in “Good Will Hunting” where Robin Williams’ character hugs Will and tells him “It’s not your fault” until he breaks down and cries for the first time? After that, Will turns his life around and seems to instantly overcome his attachment disorder. The movie heavily implies he begins making use of his brilliance, stops bumming around with his friends as much and drives to California to get back together with his girlfriend. It’s a great movie and that scene made me cry the first time I saw it. But there is no big eureka moment in therapy where you overcome your issues with one big cry. Therapy is more like a series of small breakthroughs. I’ve had moments in therapy where I came to a huge realization and experienced a catharsis, but I didn’t immediately change my behavior and beliefs to the point where it wasn’t an issue anymore. I had to work on it outside of therapy and revisit the issue in my next session, something Will doesn’t do. Therapy Does Not ‘Fix’ You Because You Are Not Broken This is one of the areas where therapy and medical treatment vastly differ. With medical treatment, the best outcome is a cure where you eradicate the illness and ensure it doesn’t return. In therapy, this isn’t possible because mental illnesses, negative beliefs and maladaptive behaviors are not diseases. “Therapy helps clients uncover strengths and learn new skills that will allow them to deal with the challenges that arise in life,” counselor “A successful therapy experience does not mean a client is cured, it means the person has the inner and outer resources to deal with the ups and downs of life.” 
35:08
October 30, 2021
Self love what they forget to tell you - episode 9
The discussion continues, Sean has big news.... you have to listen to find out what big news he has to share with us!! It's so amazing the transformation that has happened in less than a year for Sean. 
01:04:30
October 30, 2021
Self Love What They Forget to Tell You - episode 8
Today we are talking about the importance of boundaries in relationships The definition of boundaries means anything that marks a border. It’s a real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of something or the limit of a subject, principle or relationship. Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits. They are built out of a mix of conclusions, beliefs, opinions, attitudes, past experiences and social learning. Personal boundaries help to define an individual by outlining likes and dislikes and setting the distances one allows others to approach. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill. Why Are Boundaries Important? Healthy boundaries are necessary components for self-care. Without boundaries, we feel depleted, taken advantage of, taken for granted, or intruded upon. Whether it’s in work or in our personal relationships, poor boundaries may lead to resentment, hurt, anger, and burnout. Boundaries help us take care of ourselves by giving us permission to say NO to things, to not take everything on. Boundaries draw a clear line around what is ok for us and what is not. While some behaviours clearly cross the line for almost anyone, we all have different comfort levels when it comes to everything from intimacy and privacy to lateness. When someone behaves in a way that doesn’t feel ok to us – that crosses our line, we need to take care of ourselves by letting them know and making that line much clearer. UNHEALTHY Boundaries are characterized by: Sharing too much too soon, or, at the other end of the spectrum, closing yourself off and not expressing your need and wants.  Feeling responsible for others' happiness.  Weak sense of your own identity You base how you feel about yourself on how others treat you You allow others to make decisions for you: consequently, you feel powerless and do not take responsibility for you own life.  HEALTHY Boundaries allow an individual to: Have high self-esteem and self respect Share personal information gradually, in a mutually sharing and trusting relationship. Protect physical and emotional space from intrusion Be assertive Separate your needs, thoughts, feelings, and desires from others Setting boundaries isn’t always comfortable and people may push back if you say NO to some things or try communicating your needs more clearly. People may try to test your limits, to see how serious you are about drawing the line. Or they may be used to you responding in a certain way (agreeing to take on everything), and they may push back when you try to make some changes. That doesn’t mean that you’re doing something wrong. It may just mean that you need to be clear and consistent until people adjust to the new way of interacting. “Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.” – Gerard Manley Hopkins
53:52
October 30, 2021
Self Love What They Forget to Tell you - Episode 7
Sean and I are back, this podcast went on really long.  The topic was why therapy is important People typically seek help from a mental health expert  when  facing a significant crisis dealing with an extended period of anxiety or depression coping with a major life transition dealing with complicated family dynamics grappling with problems in a relationship trying to manage addiction or substance abuse wanting to make changes for better mental and emotional health Focused on communication, talk therapy allows you discuss concerns that range from stress management and relationship problems to depression and anxiety disorders. Regardless of your reason, therapy offers a broad array of benefits for all of us.  In the case of individual therapy, the relationship between you and your therapist — which is fostered through talk therapy — is key to your success. Individual therapy gives you a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. The goal of individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self-awareness and self-exploration. Being in therapy can also: help improve communication skills help you feel empowered empower you to develop fresh insights about your life learn how to make healthier choices develop coping strategies to manage distress
01:04:30
October 29, 2021
Self Love What they forget to tell you - episode 6
Back with Sean in this episode we talk about, dream jobs.  What do you want to be when you grow up if you could have any career you wanted.   As easy as it sounds, most people can't answer this simple question.  "If money wasn't an option, what would you want to be doing?"   Something to think about!!
55:36
October 29, 2021
Self Love What they forget to tell you Episode 5
Today Sean and I are talking about what many people are facing described as "Languishing" not feeling totally happy and not feeling sad.   How this pandemic has affected our mental health.   How has the pandemic affected your mental health?  Let's talk about it https://caronleid.blog/2021/05/03/the-neglected-middle-child-of-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-1075
49:23
October 29, 2021
Self Love What They Forget to Tell You- Episode 4
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
The card we pulled.. what would you tell your younger self?  Interesting discussion that Sean and I had today, we went in, talked about so many things.   These discussions are great to have, this podcast went on a bit longer than our usual, but the conversation was great!!
01:01:37
August 13, 2021
Self Love What They Forget to Tell You - Epsisode 3
I have two card decks of empowering questions, and we picked a card out of the deck and decided what to speak about.  These podcasts are unscripted and unedited.  Take what resonates, and leave the rest!! xo
01:25:25
August 11, 2021
Self Love What They Forget to Tell You episode 2
Sean continues to talk about the "dark times" and what has led him to therapy and why it's important not to be proactive to seek help before it gets to that point of depression.  These are unedited and unscripted, Hopefully soon we will do a Facebook Live!! 
20:45
July 21, 2021
Self Love What They Forget to Tell You- The Introduction Episode 1
Sean came in for therapy, and now he is co-hosting these Self-love podcasts.  Normalizing therapy, especially for men, who are sometimes more reluctant to getting help.  We spend so much time on our exterior body, we will go to the gym, eat healthy, look after our skin and hair, but we don't ever think that we need to spend time on our interior mental health.  Therapy is work, it's a committment, but it is so worth it.  The transformation in Sean is unbelievable! He decided to make a change, I was just a great listener, and ask those hard questions.  The book Self-Love What they forget you- is a thought provoking book, it is the work that I had to go, after my mom's passing, and is just an introduction to the journey of self-love any why it is so important.  I am slowly working on the part 2 of that series. Thanks Sean for sharing!!! , can't wait for episode 2.  As I say, maybe this can help someone and if it does, let us know! Share, subscribe and send a message on topics you may want to hear!
17:28
July 21, 2021
A Decade of Difference- Turning 50
Talking about the different decades and leading up to 50
33:02
December 07, 2019
A Decade of Difference - Bullying
Talking about the serious topic of bullying and cyber bullying 
35:14
November 23, 2019
A Decade of Difference- Don Cherry & Jess Allen
Talking about Don Cherry And Jess Allen 
40:24
November 23, 2019
A decade of difference Can you get over cheating?
Talking about relationships again and if you can get over cheating either emotional or physical
30:18
November 16, 2019
Talking about being Multi-racial
Talking about being multiracial and what that means
50:03
November 02, 2019
Is It Infidelity ?
A Decade of Difference - Is it Infedelity A viewer who wanted to remain annonymous wanted our opinion on a situation that he is going through regarding a conversation where his friend referred to his finace as "it" We want to thank the viewer for wanting us to discuss this #decadeofdifference
43:07
October 26, 2019
KARMIC DEBT
Season 2 episode 2 Talking about this book- Many Lives, Many masters  This book was about a psychiatrist who had a patient that went under hypnosis and discovered she lived 96 lives and talks about karmic debt Who knew that was a thing~~
26:38
October 26, 2019
A DECADE OF DIFFERENCE The beginning
This was the original concept, prior to doing the podcast about Alzheimer's disease.  Random conversations with my cousin, that we typically have off camera- we are a decade apart, and have different opinions on topics.  We decided to do a different spin on the podcast and talk about random subjects and our opinios on them.
36:20
October 14, 2019
Talking about my book Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you
 An undedited, unscripted podcast about my mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease almost 19 years ago, at the age of 57 and how it is to live with the disease and raise a child of my own. She is now in the end stages, still living with me, the honest reality of dementia and what it does to a person and a family. 
34:59
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you The holidays
 An unedited unscripted podcast about living with my mom who has Alzheimer's disease going on 19 years, the day to day journey, being apart of the sandwich generation- me raising my own son 
24:43
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you End of life
 An unscripted, unedited podcast today we talk about the holidays and birthdays and how it feels when you are caregiving for a loved one. 
31:56
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Why Caregivers need a space
 An unscripted unedited podcast about caregiving for my mom with Alzheimer's disease for going on 19 years with my cousin Cindy Nash- talking about her experiences with her dad, who also had Alzheimer's disease. 
16:18
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Get your affairs in order
 An unscripted, unedited podcast about caregiving for my mom who was diagnosed over 18 years ago. Today my cousin Cindy Nash talking about Power of Attorneys and Office of the Public Guardianship. 
43:41
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you After diagnosis with Cindy
 An unedited, unscripted podcast with my cousin Wendy Nash about the day to day with Alzheimer's disease and being apart of the sandwich generation. 
43:41
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you- The cost of caregiving
 An unedited, unscripted podcast with my cousin Wendy Nash about the day to day with Alzheimer's disease and being apart of the sandwich generation. 
35:26
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Unedited
 An unedited, unscripted podcast with my cousin Wendy Nash about the day to day with Alzheimer's disease and being apart of the sandwich generation. 
22:43
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Sad realities of the disease
 An unedited, unscripted podcast with my cousin Wendy Nash about the day to day with Alzheimer's disease and being apart of the sandwich generation. 
22:43
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Did we even talk about caregiving?
 An unedited, unscripted podcast with my cousin Wendy Nash about the day to day with Alzheimer's disease and being apart of the sandwich generation. 
32:57
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you A candid talk
 An unedited, unscripted podcast with my cousin Wendy Nash about the day to day with Alzheimer's disease and being apart of the sandwich generation. 
34:51
July 22, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you A foundation for caregivers
 Opening a wellness center for caregivers to provide support, respite and resources. Being a caregiver myself for over 18 years I know first hand what supports we need. We save the health care system billions of dollars per year, but no-one cares for the caregiver. 
07:58
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you The going on 19 year journey
 An unedited unscripted podcast with my cousin talking about living with Alzheimer's disease from a caregiver perspective 
34:23
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Options with Long Term Care with Karen
 Talking with Karen Myers about options with long term care with her mom who has had Alzheimer's disease for the last 5 years and the toll it is taking on her and her father as caregivers Unscripted, undedited podcast of caregving 
41:24
July 19, 2019
ALzheimer's what they forget to tell you Sharon talks about vascular dementia
    An undedited, unscripted podcast talking about the realities of caregiving for idividuals with dementia, today we speak with Sharon Malkowski talking about her experiences with her mother in law and vascular dementia  
39:25
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you- episode 42
 Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you -episode 42 with my good friend Monique Lee who candidly talks about her caregiving for her daughter Christina. Thank you again Mon for coming on and sharing with us. 
32:29
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Realities of a Adult Day program
 Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you- episode 41 Talking today with Karen who's mom has early onset Alzheimer's disease and the realities of the day program, waiting lists and the effects of the caregiver that lack respite care. 
41:14
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Cindy talks about her dad
 Unscripted, undedited podcast talking about the realities of informal and formal caregiving for your loved one, today Cindy Nash talks about her father who passed away from Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home and the process. 
38:48
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you The realities of the disease
  An unscripted, unedited podcast of informal caregiving for my mom, who was diagnosed at the age of 57, and is now at the end of life with the disease, 18 years and counting. We lost a family member to the disease this week, our hearts are heavy  
17:30
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Could be any day
 An undedited, unscripted podcast about the living with Alzheimer's disease. My mom diagnosed 18 years ago. Talking about the day to day of the disease, with my cousin Wendy and being apart of the sandwich generation 
32:04
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Palliative care
 A live,unscripted, unedited discussion about caregiving with my cousin Wendy for my mom who has had Alzheimer's disease for going on 18 years and has been at home with me for her entire journey. 
36:56
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Abagail from Trinidad joins
 A candid and unscripted discussion with my cousin about the alzheimer journey. Abagail joins us from Trinidad to discuss her journey with her mom who died from the disease. Trying to help one caregiver at a time to spread awareness about this horrible disease 
36:43
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you How is Alzheimer's diagnosed?
 An unscripted, unedited podcast about living with Alzheimer's diease. Having a candid discussion with my cousin about my going on 18 year journey with my mom that was diagnosed at the age of 57 and raising my son on my own 
29:13
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Really what is this?
 An unscripted and unedited live podcast on living with Alzheimer's disease for going on 18 years and counting. My mother diagnosed at the age of 57 and I was 30 with a new born. I have these weekly podcasts with my cousin on what they forget to tell you 
21:49
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Day to Day
 An unscripted and unedited live podcast on living with Alzheimer's disease for going on 18 years and counting. My mother diagnosed at the age of 57 and I was 30 with a new born. I have these weekly podcasts with my cousin on what they forget to tell you 
22:19
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you End of the Journey
 An unscripted and unedited live podcast on living with Alzheimer's disease for going on 18 years and counting. My mother diagnosed at the age of 57 and I was 30 with a new born. I have these weekly podcasts with my cousin on what they forget to tell you 
22:19
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you The domino effect
 An unscripted and unedited live podcast on living with Alzheimer's disease for going on 18 years and counting. My mother diagnosed at the age of 57 and I was 30 with a new born. I have these weekly podcasts with my cousin on what they forget to tell you 
36:13
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Being a mom and a caregiver
 In this podcast, we talk about the balancing act of the sandwich generation. "the outtakes" 
21:57
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Social Isolation
 An undedited, unscripted podcast on caregiving for my mom with Alzheimer's disease for going on 18 years and raising my son. A candid discussion with my cousin and other caregivers about this journey. 
36:25
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Kalina opens up
 Unscripted, unedited podcast about my going on 18 years as a caregiver to my mom, who was diagnosed at 57, and being apart of the sandwich generation. Talking about what they forget to tell you with my cousin, this week talking about home care vs nursing home care, the realities. 
37:15
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Kalina joins us from Alibama
 An Unscripted and undedited conversation about informal and formal caregiving for my mom who was diagnosed at 57 and being apart of the sandwich generation. 
47:14
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you National Caregiver Day
 An unscripted unedited podcast today's episode speaking about the differences in Alabama with Kalina and Ontario regarding support to caregivers 
31:51
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you- Longterm Care waitinglists
 An unscripted and unedited podcast on my ongoing 18 year caregiving journey with my mom and having a son of my own, caregiving in the sandwich generation, the balancing act..... 
31:23
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Information about hiring a caregiver
 An unscripted and unedited podcast on my ongoing 18 year caregiving journey with my mom and having a son of my own, caregiving in the sandwich generation, the balancing act..... 
26:21
July 19, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Caregiver Cindy Nash comes on
 Unscripted, unedited podcast about my going on 18 years as a caregiver to my mom, who was diagnosed at 57, and being apart of the sandwich generation. Talking about what they forget to tell you with my cousin, this week talking about home care vs nursing home care, the realities. 
36:12
July 18, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you My personal journey
 Unscripted and unedited podcast of my ongoing 18 year journey with caregiving for my mom with Alzheimer's disease and being in the sandwich generation 
31:53
July 18, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you Unscripted
 An unscripted, unedited podcast about my ongoing 18 year journey with being a caregiver to my mom with Alzheimer's disease and being apart of the sandwich generation 
30:42
July 18, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you Spreading the word
 Talking about my journey with Alzheimer's disease and being asked to speak at 4 international conferences about my journey with Alzeimer's disease. Such a great honour. 
22:45
July 18, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you Symptoms and Signs
 An edited, unscripted podcast of Caregiving. I have been caregiving for my mom for going on 18 years. This episode we talk about symptoms and signs of Alzheimers 
36:11
July 18, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you The mental health stigma
 Today is #bellletstalk which is a discussion to end the stigma surrounding mental health. I personally suffered from depression and trying to deal with this disease, being a mother and balancing a career is tedious. Today's discussion is to have an honest open conversation on mental illness and to try to end the stigma. 
34:53
July 18, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you The grieving process
 Talking again with my cousin Wendy Nash about the grieving process and relating it to Alzheimer's disease. Candid conversations and unscripted and unedited 
28:19
July 17, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you The palliative journey
     Here again talking with my cousin Wendy Nash about the realities of the disease. At the end stages of my mom in palliatve care (in my home) and being part of the sandwich generation. Just a candid, unscripted discussion on the effect this disease has on the caregiver and the watching of it on the sidelines  
29:20
July 17, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you My cousin Wendy joins in the talk
 In this episode, my cousin, Wendy Nash, joins me to provide her perspective of this disease. When you are emersed as the primary caregiver, you forget that this disease impacts others. Thanks Wendy xo 
46:09
July 17, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you Talking about the hard topics with Karen
 Talking about the hard topics on living with Alzheimer's disease from the perspective of the sandwich generation. Karen 3 years in and Caron 17 years in. The realities of caring for a mom and being a mom.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WgZqundkTE&t=303s 
19:31
July 17, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you A talk with Karen another informal caregiver
 My friend Karen, who's mother also was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease stopped by to ask me some tough questions about living with the disease. She read my book and wanted to know more in-depth information  To see this on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE1QfIDNuk8&t=82s 
20:13
July 17, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you The sandwich generation of caregiving
In case you don't have time to watch you can listen on the go. Please subscribe for past episodes and upcoming ones Feel free to share to anyone you think this can help xo 
38:28
July 17, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you The day to day life of a caregiver
 Epidsode #4 of a candid, unscripted discussion of caregiving. I am 17 years and counting on my journey and towards the end stages and Greg is entering his. If you have any questions or want us to talk about anything. We will be uploading on itunes soon, please suscribe.
23:57
July 17, 2019
Alzheimer's What they forget to tell you A discussion between two informal caregivers
 A journey with two informal caregivers, one at the beginning and one at the end. A candid, unscripted discussion and yes we do go off topic. Both Sandwich Generation informal caregivers. 
24:06
July 17, 2019
Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you The balancing act
An unedited, unscripted podcast about caregiving in the sandwich generation and the realities that no-one wants to talk about. My mom developed Alzheimer's at the age of 57 and my father passed away 14 months after her diagnosis. She came to live with me, when my son was a year and a half.  I discuss the balancing act of people that have to informally caregive for a parent while balancing a life of their own.
20:47
July 17, 2019
Alzheimers What they forget to tell you Discussing the role of the informal Caregiver
Discussing the role of a caregiver in the sandwich generation- An unedited unscripted podcast about the realities of living with the disease that not many people want to speak about
37:08
July 17, 2019