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You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup: How to Relieve Chronic Stress from Caregiving

| Season 1 | Episode 4 |

In this episode: Dangers of chronic stress, a generous donation to The Alzheimer's Association, self-care advice and resources for caregivers from Cindy Brockway

If you feel overwhelmed and suffer from chronic stress that leads you to skip meals, eat more junk food, lose or gain weight it’s time to take action. In this episode we mention specific resources that can help you achieve a positive change through mindful movement and balanced nutrition.

Charitable organizations rely on people’s generosity now more than ever. In this episode mention a generous donor who contributed to the Greater Ohio Area chapter of The Alzheimer's Association.

Our guest Cindy Brockway explains her mission to empower caregivers to break out of a lifestyle driven by duty, drill and perfectionism. Cindy’s AHA moment came in 2015 after being a caregiver and special education teacher for over 30 years. She ended up on medical leave because her lifestyle emotionally and physically depleted her. Following unsuccessful medical intervention she did a lot of research on natural solutions for health and wellness and the rest is history. Today Cindy is a courage coach for caregivers helping clients who feel lost in their caregiving role, author and designer.

Last but not least, we shared a kidney health tip regarding over the counter pills and their potential to cause kidney failure.

Recommended Resources:

  • Cindy Brockway - a renewal wellness company providing caregivers courageous and tenacious self-care guidance

  • Essentials for Peace and Balance - a private Facebook group focusing on complexities of human nature, our behaviors and the necessity of a healthy, FUNctional life

  • Getting Unlocked - a social change company aimed at rewiring our collective consciousness to embrace differences

  • Pine Branch Designs - Consultant and Artist for Natural Health and Wellness Solutions

  • Caregiver Health Club (formerly ChillTime TV) - The leading wellness program for caregivers with pre and type-2 diabetes. Get your sugar under control, lower your A1C levels, reduce medications, lose weight, and feel great again.

  • Gimme a Break - a nonprofit providing self-care education and resources for caregivers

  • Caring LIVE with Evan & Savy - join our Facebook group including all podcast episodes

Special Offer:

  • Get Cindy’s mini course ‘Your path to renewal’ (RRP $197) including an ebook + four training videos and call with her and Specific Solutions consult call FREE of charge. Exclusive to the Caring podcast listeners


  • Evan Kharrazi - founder of Caregiver Health Club, certified caregiver nutrition coach, and ambassador at the American Kidney Fund

  • Savy Makalena - founder of Gimme a Break and Givers Guides


  • Cindy Brockway - courage coach, author, designer, special needs educator

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