CAREGIVING S.O.S., Wed., April 4th, 2:00 p.m. EST W4WN

My guest is Lisa Boesen, founder of Creating Compassionate Connections ™. Lisa will share her insights and personal experience of caring for two parents with end-stage diseases at the same time. Through sharing her story, she brings encouragement to caregivers, guidance for a peaceful end, comfort during grief, and strength for a new beginning. In her book, Managing the End…to Bridge the Beginning, Lisa weaves a heartfelt story, and offers more than 90 practical tips and words of encouragement to support the caregiver in experiencing life’s natural journey of the dying process, grieving and rejoining life as what she joyfully calls “a leave-behind.”

CAREGIVING S.O.S., Wed., April 4, 2:00 p.m. EST W4WN

My guest is Lisa Boesen, founder of Creating Compassionate Connections ™. Lisa will share her insights and personal experience of caring for two parents with end-stage diseases at the same time. Through sharing her story, she brings encouragement to caregivers, guidance for a peaceful end, comfort during grief, and strength for a new beginning. In her book, Managing the End…to Bridge the Beginning, Lisa weaves a heartfelt story, and offers more than 90 practical tips and words of encouragement to support the caregiver in experiencing life’s natural journey of the dying process, grieving and rejoining life as what she joyfully calls “a leave-behind.”

DIAGNOSIS S.O.S., Tues., April 3, 2:00 p.m. EST W4WN

Our children and grandchildren are so precious to us. Unfortunately, according to the CDC, approximately one in every 33 babies is born in the U.S. with a birth defect. Birth defects are one of the leading causes of infant deaths, accounting for more than 20% of all infant deaths. My guest, Betty Mekdeci, is the founder and director of Birth Defect Research for Children, a national birth defect information clearinghouse and research organization started in 1982. BDRC researches the environmental causes of birth defects. This includes the health effects of chemicals such as Arsenic. Would you expect that to be an ingredient in our cosmetics? You’d be surprised. (www.birthdefects.org)