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Feeling Full & Finally Free: A Caregiver's Healing Journey with Jeanette Yates

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I'm Jeanette Yates, and I’ve transformed my life from one defined by caregiving into one of personal fulfillment and freedom. Join us on 'Feeling Full & Finally Free' as we explore the transformative journey of caregiving fused with personal healing. Delve into stories of overcoming caregiver burnout, releasing guilt, addressing deep-seated traumas, and discovering self-love and a different kind of self-care. It's time to step towards a more vibrant life of fulfillment and freedom.

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Send us a Text Message.The other day, I posted a 15-second clip on TikTok that went viral. Some people were so thankful for my quick thoughts, and others said I was a really big jerk! What was all the fuss about? Sometimes, what we think of as caregiving is really enabling behavior. In this week's episode, we explore the fine line between supporting and caring for our loved ones without detriment to ourselves or shirking our caregiving responsibilities. And I’ll be giving more ...
Send us a Text Message.In this special episode of "Feeling Full & Finally Free," host Jeanette Yates delves into codependency and its profound impact on caregiving relationships. Drawing inspiration from Melody Beattie’s transformative work, Jeanette offers listeners a clear understanding of codependency, how it manifests, and why it matters.Discover the common signs of codependency, such as over-responsibility, boundary issues, and the need for control. Hear her personal stories and real...
Send us a Text Message.In June, inside our Self-Caregiver Facebook group, we’re discussing JOY: how to find it within ourselves, nurture it through self-care, and cultivate it in our caregiving experiences and beyond. I’ll be sharing guided meditations, journal prompts, and other helpful resources so you can feel full of JOY and free from guilt. Join us in the Self-Caregiver Community! Take the CAREGIVER CAPACITY QuizFollow The Self-Caregiver on Instagram and FacebookAt The Self-Caregive...
Send us a Text Message.While we are on a self-care break and transitioning to the new format of the podcast, we're excited to share some of our favorite interviews with self-care experts!In today's episode you'll learn how ICF accredited life coach, Monselete Bowden empowers people to unlock their creative potential and realize their life aspirations. If you are a caregiver feeling STUCK, this interview will show you the power you already have to gain clarity for your caregiving and your life...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to the first trailer for 'Feeling Full & Finally Free: A Caregiver's Healing Journey.' In this brief introduction, host Jeanette Yates unveils the exciting rebrand from 'From Guilt to Good' and shares what you can expect from the upcoming season. Discover the deeper focus on personal fulfillment and freedom alongside caregiving, and learn about the enriching interviews lined up as we prepare for a transformative new format. No need to resubscribe —...
Send us a Text Message.Natalie is a beacon of resilience and empowerment, dedicated to guiding others on their energy-healing and self-discovery journey. Despite facing profound challenges, including a life-threatening illness and the demands of single parenthood to three boys, Natalie has emerged stronger and more determined than ever.Now, Natalie shares her wisdom and experiences to help others tap into their inner potential and navigate their own paths of growth.She has been a caregiver in...
Send us a Text Message. Certified Happiness Trainer? What does that even mean!? I had the pleasure of interviewing Tamara Zoner, certified life coach, meditation teacher, and happiness trainer to discuss these very things!We break down how cultivating mindfulness, more time for self-care, and establishing boundaries can all contribute to our happiness. Tamara also has extensive experience working in the professional caregiving space which gave me the opportunity to ask her some of those qu...
Send us a Text Message. Want a cheat code to get out of burn out OR keep it from happening in the first place? This is your episode. Annika Egglestone is a burnout prevention coach and international speaker. She has been an entrepreneur for over 10 years and was forced to shut down her business due to burnout in 2019. After a 2-year recovery journey, she now teaches workshops worldwide and is passionate about helping busy people find time and energy to create joy. While Anni...
Send us a Text Message. Caregiver burnout is real, but it is also elusive. So many strategies are only temporary fixes for an ongoing problem.In this interview with Erin Antroinen, we break down the root cause of our burnout and how to tap into our inner ability to regulate our nervous system. While we cannot always change our circumstances, we can change our body's response to our circumstances.Hear Erin's unique caregiving journey.How she experienced burnout and recovered from it.Learn h...
Send us a Text Message. When you hear "have joy" in the context of caregiving With the overwhelming, often sorrowful experiences of caring for a loved one, it can be difficult to imagine joy in the midst of it all.In this episode, I speak with Sondra Harper, an author, artist, and yogi. Her passion for empowering women shines through in her teachings of Vishoka, a method fostering sorrowless joy. This was an eye-opening interview that gave me a deeper understanding of how meditation, brea...
Send us a Text Message. This interview changed my life. I am still in awe of my encounter with Kathleen Donnelly Israel, a caregiver, spiritual seeker, healer, and pilgrim on the Camino Santiago. Her caregiving journey led her to her deep study, knowledge of spiritual healing practices, and her quest to walk the Camino, sharing her story and holding space for others to share theirs. My time speaking with her was enlightening, encouraging, and healing and I know it will be for you too!If yo...
Send us a Text Message. My guest, Rebecca Sugar, became the family caregiver for her ailing father, as well as her elderly family friend and childhood nanny as she neared the end of her life.Rebecca learned how to be a family caregiver on the job, taking responsibility for her elderly father through multiple spinal cord surgeries at the age of 79. It was an emotional rollercoaster, and she hopes that her personal experience and insight with a spiritual undertone will resonate with those wh...
Send us a Text Message. Meet fellow caregiver (and now my friend!) SARAH CART! When she and her husband, Ben, became empty nesters, the two moved to the Florida Keys, but they returned every summer to the Pennsylvania Poconos, where each had lifelong family connections. Then came COVID-19. The pandemic, combined with Ben’s health issues, necessitated their sheltering in place in Florida for the entirety of 2020. In the wake of Ben’s undergoing miraculous lifesaving measures, they have been...
Send us a Text Message. Danielle is the founder of Nourish Life Coaching. She is a self care mom coach, nurse with over 20 years experience.In this episode she shares her perspective as both a self-care advocate AND ICU nurse that interacts with caregivers on a regular basis.We discuss:Why self-care matters for caregivers (and everyone else for that matter!)What ICU nurses and medical staff wish caregivers understood.Tips to help you feel better about taking a break for yourself, even duri...
Send us a Text Message. PART 2 of my interview with Chris Carberg, a passionate digital media founder, most notably as the co-founder of PostpartumDepression.org and now as the founder and CEO of AddictionHelp.com, one of the fastest-growing addiction and mental health informational websites.Chris has combined his personal triumph over addiction and ongoing recovery with his entrepreneurial spirit to create digital solutions centered on mental health.He also happens to have been a caregive...
Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I speak with Chris Carberg, a passionate digital media founder, most notably as the co-founder of PostpartumDepression.org and now as the founder and CEO of AddictionHelp.com, one of the fastest-growing addiction and mental health informational websites.Chris has combined his personal triumph over addiction and ongoing recovery with his entrepreneurial spirit to create digital solutions centered on mental health.He also happens to have been a caregi...
Send us a Text Message. Self-awareness and connectedness with self is key for creating sustainable self-care practices, but what if you've been turning down your intuitive voice for so long that you cannot hear it? What if when you do connect with your inner feelings, you feel re-traumatized or depressed, or even scared? Today's guest, Angela Turke, LMHC, CRC joins us again on the podcast to talk about why therapy might be an appropriate self-care choice for some overwhelmed caregivers. *p...
Send us a Text Message. Angela Turk, LMHC, CRC joins Jeanette Yates on the podcast today to discuss caregivers addressing their own basic needs even as they address the needs of others.How do you know if your basic needs are being met?What ARE the basic needs?What if we can't decide what we need?The H.A.L.T. method and more*please note: I am not a therapist, just a person sharing my personal and life-long journey as a caregiver, self-care coach and advocate for caregivers, especially those...
Send us a Text Message. The first step to taking better care of yourself is learning to listen to yourself.It sounds simple, but it can be difficult for people, like us, who are used to listening to what everyone else needs. It's easier to turn down what our bodies and minds are telling us because we don't have the time or energy to "deal" with all of our needs too.So how can we learn to listen to ourselves again? In this week's episode, we talk about self-awareness, intuition, and why it ...
Send us a Text Message. Today we have a very special guest, Dr. George Ackerman, is many things…a doctor, an advocate, and champion for Parkinson’s Awareness, among other things, but most importantly, he is Sharon Riff Ackerman’s son. George and his family started TogetherForSharon® for the purpose of keeping his mother, Sharon Riff Ackerman’s memory alive and to share the message of Parkinson’s Awareness and hope for a cure. Today he'll share more about his work raising awareness and his ...
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