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The Empowered Caregiver

The Empowered Caregiver

Listen Live: Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Host: Liza Hellenbrand

The Empowered Caregiver Show uplifts caregivers through education, advocacy, and support, while also lifting up their invaluable role in society.

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The Empowered Caregiver

Today, I talk with Marriage Therapist Robin Schnitzler, founder of Relationship Therapy of Madison. Robin sees couples throughout the state of Wisconsin. She has the caregiver role for her daughter and brother with complex needs and her mother, who is living with dementia, so she knows a thing or two about the impacts of caregiving […]

The Empowered Caregiver

Jun 1, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and one of the most important ways to support your mental health is to learn about the power of forgiveness.  Tim Markle from The Forgiveness Factor will discuss how forgiveness can occur daily in your caregiving journey. We also talk about how forgiveness is critical in healing past trauma.  […]

The Empowered Caregiver

May 25, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

Today, I will discuss why hiring people with disabilities is good for business. Kadin Crute, a young man with autism, will share his story about his employment journey and what it has taught him. I will also talk to founders John and Mark Cronin from John’s Crazy Socks. John has Down Syndrome, and to find […]

The Empowered Caregiver

May 11, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

 Noah Heymann from DateCoach.com will share invaluable insights on modern and online dating. As we all know, dating in the digital age can be a challenge. Noah, a professional dating coach, will discuss topics such as body confidence, dating apps, profile pictures and bios, online conversational techniques, and the science behind dating. His practical advice […]

The Empowered Caregiver

May 4, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

Welcome to my crazy life! Join me as I speak with my husband and the The Devil’s Advocates Radio co-host, Michael Crute, as I talk about my upcoming presentation at the Circles Of Life Conference on May 16th (to join me there go to FamilyVoicesWI.org), our personal caregiving journey, and the RAISE Family Caregivers Act.

The Empowered Caregiver

Apr 27, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

Today, I am joined by the founder of Red Beard Somatic Therapy Alex Greene. During this episode, you will learn how and why your nervous system plays a big role in your mental health and overall well-being. We will talk about stress and trauma, how they show up in your body, what the negative impacts […]

The Empowered Caregiver

Apr 20, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

You are NOT going to want to miss this episode about all things ADHD! I am joined by Kelly Pickens, a certified ADHD specialist and nurse practitioner, to talk about all the things that are NOT talked about when it comes to ADHD, such as Emotional dysregulation, rejection sensitivity, having an interest-driven nervous system, and […]

The Empowered Caregiver

Apr 13, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

Join me as I speak with Harriet Redman from Wisconsibs, an organization that supports siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability. Harriet brought Elise, a 16-year-old Wisconsibs participant, with her, who will share her experience growing up with a brother who has autism.  I will also be speaking with Stephanie Primm, who […]

The Empowered Caregiver

Apr 6, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

When we talk about therapy, our minds typically go to some form of talk therapy; however, there are MANY different types of non-traditional therapy! Join me today as we learn about music, art, and dance therapy, who it can help, how it works, and what benefits you can expect to see. Joining me is music […]

The Empowered Caregiver

Mar 30, 2024


The Empowered Caregiver

Join me as I talk to Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers about our state’s decline in mental health, the workforce crisis in both childcare and the paid direct care workforce, and paid family leave. I will also speak with Janet Zander, Advocacy & Public Policy Coordinator with the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources. Janet is […]

The Empowered Caregiver

Mar 23, 2024

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