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Redefining Caregiving

113 EpisodesProduced by Samantha Damm- Author, Teacher, Empathic CoachWebsite

Buy Me a Cup of Coffee! me to support caregivers: need a steady dose of uplifting advice and support. I share my personal experiences and solutions I've discovered, as a caregiver for over 30 years. To… read more

113 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

#107 Ground Yourself- You can only do so much

February 20th, 2023


I share my favorite ways to bring myself a sense of grounding. Thanks for listening and sharing.


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#106 Access All You Want - You Have the Power

February 3rd, 2023


I share our recent story in attracting what our family wants. Ask and receive.


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#104 Smarter Women - Carl Jung's Opinion

January 27th, 2023


Is it true that single women are smarter? Let's talk about it. Facebook


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#103 Manifesting Your Wants - Give to Yourself

January 22nd, 2023


Law of attraction is real and I tell you why. Transform your ability to manifest what you want. The bible says ask and you shall receive, but there's more to it than that. Thanks for listening and sharing.


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#102 Before Surgery - Important Information to Avoid Pain

January 7th, 2023


Hear my personal story about having surgeries and lessons learned. There's a different approach that heals, without creating painful scar tissue …

#101 Why Should You Love Yourself?

December 29th, 2022


How you were raised creates depression in adults. Loving yourself is a solution. Hear how and why you should learn to love who you see in the mirror. …

#100 Help for Depression - First Steps to Freedom

December 9th, 2022


You can overcome depression when you take action. Here's how I overcome depression.
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#99 Beat Depression by Doing this Simple Thing

November 26th, 2022


Learn how I've discovered the fastest way 2 create a happy environment in every space of my home. You have the power to create happiness for yourself instantly. Thanks for watching and sharing. Tell me if this works for …

#98 Feeling Unloved? - Learn Otherwise

November 25th, 2022


If you feel lack of love, in your life, this episide can help you see the truth about feeling unloved. Thanks for listening and sharing 🤗


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#97 Retreat and Recover - Save yourself from illness.

November 20th, 2022


Retreat means to pull back and protect yourself. Give yourself daily times to hide away from your duties and do for yourself.


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#96 - Give Them Cookies - Without Feeling Guilty

October 13th, 2022


Today, I share an easy way to make healthier food and desserts for your finicky eater.


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#95- Give Your Brain a Break from Negativity

October 6th, 2022


You should be careful not to dwell on difficult people or daily irritations when you aren't experiencing them. Save that time to focus on happier, …

#94 Feel Empowered as a Caregiver

September 5th, 2022


You make choices everyday. This podcast is about your ability to "choose" how you decide to choose. You are not a victim of life. You control your …

#91 When Your Ideas Get Shot Down - Don't Accept Defeat, Be Patient

February 17th, 2022


There are specific ways to get your point across when you are trying to help. Learn how to be patient when sharing your ideas to successfully …

#90 Amazing Kitchen Tool - Instant-pot Rave

February 15th, 2022


Do you own an instant pot? They are an essential tool in my kitchen these days. Every caregiver needs one. 

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#89 How to Reset Your Mood - Easy way to control how you feel everyday

February 15th, 2022


You can take control over your mood by practicing an easy technique. This tool changed my life, when I was a younger person feeling at the mercy of …

#88 Thoughtful Approach to Caregiving - Creating an Atmophere for Receiving Care

February 13th, 2022


How you enter into the role as caregiver, you have the opportunity to start out on the right foot. The care recipient needs time to adjust and you do …

#87 Troubles with Narcissists - Setting boundaries that work

February 12th, 2022


Be warned. This content encourages boundary setting and self-love. Include yourself in the care you give 

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#86 Question Doctors - Be Open to Natural Remedies

February 3rd, 2022


I share my personal experience regarding doctors and their diagnosis failures. Also, learn about a strange growth on my leg and how it miraculously …

#85 Finding Yourself in Caregiving- Where to Start

January 30th, 2022


Beginning caregiving is difficult, especially if you don't understand how you fit into it. Today, I talk about how to plan your caregiving journey by …

#84 Manifesting What You Want - Keep Your Thoughts in Check

January 29th, 2022


You're in charge of your thinking. Today I encourage you to be mindful of your thinking process to manifest more of what you want.


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#83 - Healing Hope - Your Body Wants to Help You!

January 26th, 2022


Hey Everyone! I missed recording podcasts lately. I have been very busy taking care of my health by undergoing a detox program and elimination diet under my new doctor's care. I met an amazing functional medicine …

#82 Minding Your Own Thoughts - Help to Avoid Depression

January 12th, 2022


Your thought can lead yiu toward a better understanding of yourself or distance you from reality. Most people who feel depressed suffer from a sense of disconnection to themselves. Here's what I've learned is the best …

#81 Earn $$$ From Home - Your Potential is in Your Skills and Faith

January 11th, 2022


Today, I encourage you to earn income from home by nd assessing your skills thinking of creative ways to provide needed services people will pay for.


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#80 Nagging Kills Conversation - Learn 3 Ways to Improve Communication.

January 5th, 2022


All it takes is a few tweaks to how to communicate with the elderly or anyone else. I share 3 major ways to kill conversation and ideas for having a great dialog with people you care for. Include yourself in the care …

#78 Lead by Example - How to get someone to do something.

January 3rd, 2022


Getting others to do something comes down to a few simple, yet often overlooked, strategies that can turn things around for struggling caregivers and …

#77 - It's All About You in 2022 - Why you should be self-centered

January 2nd, 2022


Happy New Year in 2022, where I encourage you to make everything, first, about you. Who's thinking of you all the time? You are, and that's good because it's your job to be sure you are ok all day long. Never feel …

#76 Crippled with Fear - How to get ahead of fear

December 29th, 2021


The opposite of fear is faith, but what do you have faith in. It's important to protect what you allow to manipulate your thoughts around fears. …

#75 Be a Mother to Yourself - When to stop mothering your grown kids

December 28th, 2021


If you are a mother of adult children, this podcast might be for you. At what point do we stop mothering? When do we get to stop and let them …

#73 Visiting Loved Ones - Be aware and enjoy it more!

December 23rd, 2021


Learn why holiday visits can create some negative behavior in this podcast. Remember to include yourself in the care you give by being kind to …

#72 Holiday Baking at High Altitudes - Tips for success

December 22nd, 2021


Baking your holiday treats, after moving to a higher elevation place on the map? That's what I did this year. I found it makes a big difference in …

#71 Caregiver Consultation- It's the Game Changer you need!

December 21st, 2021


No matter what stage you are in, as a caregiver, receiving counsel from a professional coach is a game-changer. In this podcast, I explain the …

#70 - 16 Ways to Improve Communication - These Will Change Your Life!

December 21st, 2021


How to have a better dialog. Check out the website to read more about this topic at Redefining Caregiving Website: Redefining Caregiving (
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#69 Visa Failure - Always Carry Cash

December 17th, 2021


Did you experience the VISA Failure that happened yesterday?


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#68 Speak Your Truth - Now is the perfect time to communicate

December 16th, 2021


It's always good to speak your truth but now seems to be a uniquely special time when, if you do, it will benefit you and others more. Whatever you do, don't keep it bottled up inside. I hope today's podcast inspires …

#67 Electric Energy Food - It stops muscle cramps, constipation and more!

December 15th, 2021


Potassium is vital to your health and wellness. Learn how it can help you feel better and suffer less. Your body needs 4,000 - 6,000 mgs of potassium a day and if it doesn't, it can wreak havoc on your health. 

#66 We Need Joy - Why do we seek it?

December 14th, 2021


God made joy a part of how you feel and express yourself from the start. It's up to you to keep it fueled up in your life. Include yourself in the care you give by finding joy in everything you do! Thanks for listening …

#65 Prep for Emergency Situations - What to do now for peace of mind.

December 6th, 2021


Hi Everyone, I hope you are a prepper like I am when it comes to storms and outages. I have some tips on how we made it through last year's Pacific N.W. ice storm that left us with two fallen trees that landed on our …

#64 Getting Family to Help - Don't underestimate the power of having a chore chart

December 5th, 2021


Stop being the "bad guy" having to constantly ask for the family to help out around the house. Create an easy-to-use chore chart by visiting this …

#63 What's Stopping You? - Gain momentum for getting things done

December 5th, 2021


Today, I talk more about how to create a list of things you need to do in an intentional way. These tips can get you the momentum you need to feel productive and relieved. All it takes is to know what to do and why you …

#62 Who's the Judge? - We All Are

December 4th, 2021


Did you know judging is ok? It is. Every time we reach a decision or draw conclusions, we are judging. It's impossible not to judge. Today, I want to help you feel less uncomfortable when it comes to feeling judged. …

#61 Thrive Market Blessing - My favorite online wholesale shopping

December 3rd, 2021


Hi everyone. Today I share about my favorite online organic resource. It's Thrive Market I am not being sponsored by Thrive Market and I don't receive any sort of compensation for sharing them …

#60 Energetically Snacking - Remember to do this when you snack

December 2nd, 2021


Snacking is part of our everyday lives for most people, and it has an impact on our energy levels. I share some of what I eat to keep on my toes. I …

#59 Get a Grip - Here's how to feel immediate relief.

November 24th, 2021


Making a "To-Do List" can be a chore in itself. I do make lists, but now I get more done because I've learned a different way to get ahead. It's important to keep your list short and doable. There is a right way to make …

#58 Immunity Matters - Build your inner defenses easily

November 14th, 2021


Hi everyone! Lately, I've noticed many older people are getting sick and dying of illness. This could be prevented in some cases, especially if you …

#57 LED Switch Saves Big Time - This small change can have big impact on your budget

November 13th, 2021


Here's a challenge that can save you a ton of money over time. It takes very little effort to do, but many people haven't yet switched over to LED lighting in their homes. Learn exactly how much money you will save. …

#53 Halloween Harvest - Take advantage of your spiritual opportunity!

October 31st, 2021


Today you have a rare opportunity to use your spiritual influence to bring light into a dark world. Hope today's podcast inspires you. Thanks for listening and sharing!

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#52 Who's Watching & Listening? - Control the mood in your home tips.

October 30th, 2021


It's easy to turn the t.v. on as entertainment for our families. Learn to use this tool to make caregiving easier.


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#51 Lighten Up! - What's the worst thing that can happen?

October 29th, 2021


Did you know the more you focus on the negative things that bother you, the more negative they become? One negative plus a negative equals a negative. Learn how to let things go to open up joy and live in the moment.


#50 3 Best Discounts - Get extreme Prescription Discounts!

October 28th, 2021


Download these 3 apps or go online to get amazing prescription discounts.


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#49 Take Off That Hat - Do More of You!

October 14th, 2021


Wearing too many hats? Doing things for people because you went to impress them, or they think it's best for you. I encourage you to take off the hats that are not fitting you and wear the ones that make you shine and …

#48 You're the Boss - Don't let people boss you around

September 27th, 2021


Are you living or working with a bossy person? Hear about how I stopped my co-worker from bossing me around. It's a simple and useful tool to know …

#47 Vital Information for Right Now - What is V A E R S?

September 23rd, 2021


Hi Everyone! This podcast was recorded July 27th, 2021. It's to inform you of important resources about our current lives. Please contact me with any …

#45 Negative Neighbors - Dealing with negatively charged people

August 31st, 2021


You mighr not have a choice in who's around you, but you do control how you interact. Thanks for listening and sharing!


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#44 Caregiving Changes Your Life - Hear why it doesn't fit

August 30th, 2021


Checking in after my long break. I moved to Wyoming! Caregiving can't fit into our lives, so we need to create a new life that keeps us at the forefront and allows time for all we must do. Thanks for listening and …

#43 Fun App - Focus better

July 29th, 2021


Hi everyone! Phone addiction is real. It has been for me too. I found a great way to get you back onto focusing on what's important. Apps for …

#41 Caregiving for Yourself - Speak up about what you want if you need care someday

July 16th, 2021

  • Today I talk about the importance of vocalizing what you want to people who might become your caregiver one day. All of us will need care at one …

#40 Do You Love Yourself? - Signs of self love

July 1st, 2021


There are many signs to indicate whether we love ourselves. Sometimes we feel as if we do, but our action speaks otherwise. Today, I talk about the evidence that supports your self love and how to stay true to yourself …

#39 Intentional Thinking - Helps you stay focused in what you need

June 28th, 2021


Making sense of things. It's tough to take our thoughts by the horn when they are all over the place, but it's the only way to get focused on what you really need to get done. In order to achieve any of your goals we …

#38 Colonoscopy Test Alternative - A Less Invasive Approach is Here!

June 24th, 2021


If you're like me, over age 50, you may have had a colonoscopy or been instructed to by your physician. Screening for colorectal cancer is very …

Critical Health News - Homeland Security Committee Hearing Notes

June 23rd, 2021


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This a very important message about a proven method to treat what is happening in the world today. Listen to hear the shocking truth about a treatment plan that has been hidden from the public. I am …

Are You Parenting Your Parents? - Keep the elderly independent and happy

June 18th, 2021


The definition of parenting for a child: The natural ability, qualities, and acts of all parents to nurture, love, provide, and contribute to the development of their child or children in a nonjudgmental, fair and just …

Being Bossed Around - What to do about it

June 17th, 2021


What do you do when you care for a bossy person? How do you handle being told what to do in a "bossy" way? In this podcast, I give you 3 ways I've …

Tasty Life - What's your recipe for a happier one?

June 14th, 2021


I made a chocolate cake a couple weeks ago that tasted fantastic. Then, I made a tried a different recipe yesterday and that cake was also fabulous. …

Men Do Care - Let's allow them to help more in caregiving

June 12th, 2021


Women have been trained for years to be the caregivers, but it's time we started training our men how to be good caregivers too. That starts early on, with raising boys to participate in home activities and be …

The Eyes Have It - Becoming more compassionate through eye contact

June 12th, 2021


Today I share a story about me shopping, wearing my mask and coming across a sad elderly man. Using eyes to convey what we can't verbally is a fun new skill you can practice to help bring positive changes.


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Therapeutic Lying - A look at alternative approaches to answering repetitive questions.

June 9th, 2021


As a caregiver, it can be difficult to know how to handle repetitive, and painful questions from someone with dementia. There is evidence that shows …

Should You Multi-task? - Your brain isn't wired to perform well when you do

June 7th, 2021


Our brains aren't made to do more than one things at a time. In fact, most recent studies demonstrate a decline in quality of performance when we …

Once You Commit -Now you are a caregiver, so what next?

June 6th, 2021


Nobody teaches us what to do in the event of becoming a caregiver immediately to someone. We have ideas about what we should do, and there's …

A Penney for Your Time - Look for minutes throughout your day

June 5th, 2021


They say time is money. Is it? If every minute of the day was worth a penny you you would have 1440 pennies. That equals $14.40. If you have 30 days …

#27 Telehealth - What is it and is it covered?

June 4th, 2021


There is an amazing tool that caregivers can use for appointments called Telehealth. It's for everyone, and 50 states in the U.S. cover appointments …

You Get to Do this - Select empowering words

June 3rd, 2021


The power of words is underestimated in society. We know the power that is behind them, yet we throw them around like we have no clue of their impact.

Today, I remind you of a specific set of words that create feelings …

Organize - Save minutes for yourself

June 2nd, 2021


Staying organized sound time consuming, but it can be simple. Start with one things like a small filing system or making a box for bill paying. At the first of each month, it's bill-time for most and sometimes we can't …

Know Your Rights - Use your voice to protect your loved ones.

June 1st, 2021


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Self Talk - Lift yourself up.

May 31st, 2021


The power of words is so overlooked. In this episode I remind you of how important it is to be aware of every word you use, as well as the ones you thing. Instead of listening to our minds chatter about things untrue, …

Isolation & Connection- Using your mind to bridge the gap.

May 30th, 2021


There are 7 billion people in the world. 53 million of them are caregivers living in the U.S. You are not alone. The odds are there is someone going through something very similar to what you are, with the many people …

Celebrate Being Left Behind- You get quality time for you!

May 29th, 2021


It's Memorial Day weekend and I was thinking of all you caregivers who might feel left behind, as your friends and family are off on adventures. Perhaps you get left behind often, because you need to stay and take care …

Intuition in Caregiving- How it helps caregivers

May 28th, 2021


We all have intuition, but some of are more skilled in using it. intuition is a powerful force of the mind. It helps us make better decisions, so …

Happier Space Prt 1 - Control the mood in your room to feel better.

May 26th, 2021


It's easy to go about our days without a thought to how our space looks. Caregivers are so busy we feel it's a waste of time to stop and consider what our home space looks and feels like. Just as a cluttered messy room …

Essential oils - Create the mood you want

May 25th, 2021


If you are new to essential oil use, this podcast could get you started easily. Most of us have heard of them, but not all of us have tried these …

Mind-flow vs Mind-set - The difference and why it matters

May 23rd, 2021


In today's episode I talk about my book and how excited I am to finally be at the final stage just before print. I talk a bit about the journey and how I felt in writing it. I also share how important it is to have a …

Your Superpower is Energy! - Connection is key

May 19th, 2021


You really do have magic hand. What an honor to affect people through connection and we do it everyday. As caregivers we get to connect on a deeper …

Big Perk for Mid-Life Caregivers

May 12th, 2021


One benefit you might miss if you are around age 50 and Caregiving. It's a gift. Listen and see how prepared you might become through your Caregiving journey.


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Rewards of Caregiving- Don't underestimate your contribution.

May 5th, 2021


If you take the chance in the beginning, before you start caregiving, and ask a series of questions you'll be ahead of the game. In this podcast, I give a few examples of what to ask, but I also share more in my book. 

Feeling Down? - Put Hope in How You Cope

April 28th, 2021


Everything that goes up comes down and visa versa. The same holds true for everything we experience in life. It's a basic principle we accept when it …

Caregiving Start-up - What to do and how I can help!

April 22nd, 2021


I'm super excited to offer my Caregiver Guide for beginners and anyone struggling in caregiving.
No more wondering where to start, because I walk you …

#19 Get More Time- Say Yes Less & No More

March 17th, 2021


What wouldn't happen if you started using the word no more? I'll explain in this podcast the benefit of turning away from taking on more than you …

Notebook Solution - Mom's Great Escape

March 10th, 2021


Today I talk about the notebook I created for my mom to help her remember things and assist in answering questions for her. Listen in to hear about …

Hardships Happen- Decide How They Influence You

March 3rd, 2021


Hardships are a part of life. grow. Without pain, we aren't motivated to grow. We don't always have a choice about some struggles that enter our lives, but sometimes we do because our choices have consequences. When we …

#17 Hormonally Speaking- 4 key hormones for happiness

February 24th, 2021


This week I talk about how to increase your "happy hormones." 

This is my favorite podcast so far because it's about what has changed my life the most. Don't be at the mercy of chaotic hormone imbalance. 

Sometimes, as …

#16 Handling Help & Policing Procrastination - Overcoming this time waster

February 17th, 2021


Caregivers always need more help, so this podcast gives you skills to attract and keep the help that comes your way. Procrastination used to be a struggle for me. I'll share a life-changing, easy strategy for overcoming …

#14 Who Shouldn't Wear a Mask? - When it's not safe to wear one

December 14th, 2020


This episode is about a visit with my mom during coven and the crazy rules around wearing a mask. I share the rules with you from, so you can …

#12 Difficult People - How to approach and avoid stress

July 23rd, 2020


Let's face it. Caregiving is challenging enough without the added stress of difficult people. Sometimes we view people as difficult because we fail …

#11 House Call Comeback- Telehealth during Covid

July 11th, 2020


This episode is to bring good news about the benefits of utilizing telehealth for your health care needs. I avoided an important appointment with my healthcare provider due to my skepticism of using video to replace an …

#9 Protect Your Brain - The cost of ongoing fear, sadness and suffering

May 22nd, 2020


Did you know being uncomfortable affects your brain health? The health of your mind is just as important as your physical health. Did you know by being in a state of feeling constantly uncomfortable from constant fear, …

#7 Gift of a New Day - Christmas Giving

December 17th, 2019


Did you know every day is a gift? If that’s true, then who’s giving it? Also, what are you doing with it? In this podcast, I talk about giving from the heart and other reasons why we give. How do people know what type …

#6 Avoid Feeling Regret - Debating with yourself about choices

October 25th, 2019


Have you ever made a choice and eventually questioned it? We all doubt ourselves from time to time. It can be a way to keep ourselves in check, but living in regret is a waste of time. Once you make decisions that can't …

#5 Inspire Yourself - Be creative to produce more joy in your life

September 6th, 2019


With Fall and Winter approaching, I encourage you to approach these seasons intentionally. During times when people go indoors and gather with their friends and family, it can feel like a lonely time for caregivers. …

#4 My Story/Mom’s Tragedy -Part 1

August 30th, 2019


After 17 years since my mom’s diagnosis of severe dementia at age 59, it tears me up and stirs emotions in me that I don’t think will ever go away. …

#3 Caregiver Crisis - Get Ready, it's Coming!

August 30th, 2019


In this episode, I briefly touched on the current caregiver crisis in America. Things are looking pretty bad. The more I do my research the more I see why the media isn’t talking about it much. I still meet people who …

#2 Keeping Balance - Becoming aware

August 30th, 2019


Hey everyone, I got a text reminder saying I used 50% of my usage for the month on my Internet bill. I was like what? How do I slow it down? What am I using? I need to figure out how to cut my usage down. Where do I …

#1 Finding Comfort in Conforming - Knowing when it's right for you.

June 7th, 2019


I was making a pot of soup this morning and it triggered this podcast. I decided to blanch some cherry tomatoes, but there is this one tomato that was working against me. It refused to crack and shed its skin no matter …

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