Home Health and Wellness Finding Purpose & Connection While Caregiving

Finding Purpose & Connection While Caregiving

Life coach Laurie Hardie

Personal success coacg, digital creator, and podcast host Laurie Hardie joins Suzanne as the Vitality Revolution podcast series sponsored by Humana introduces Occupational & Social Wellness. Laurie Hardie is a genius at making something out of nothing. In her 20 years of coaching, she has learned a lot about what people think of themselves, their smoke screens, desires, roadblocks that get in their way. A noted identity coach, author, speaker, and broadcast personality, Laurie now resides in Everett, Washington.

In this segment, Suzanne discusses self-talk, making sure that your communication with yourself is positive, and reviewing the stories that we tell ourselves. Laurie says, “When we take care of our loved one out of guilt, and we don’t take care of ourselves, it’s never good, it’s not going to end well.”

Laurie adds, “We need to have another purpose besides care taking. When we’re taking care of an elder, we’re expecting them to be dying soon. But when taking care of a spouse, it seems that people expect to get back to normal, and that’s not necessarily what’s going to happen. There’s a denial there.”

In this hour, Laurie talks about:

  • Why caregiving should be part of your life, but not your whole life
  • How to pick up the pieces and find ways to reinvent yourself
  • What thing you have learning in the process of caregiving that creates a new you
  • Resources to discover new passions and opportunities
  • How to reinvent yourself to create a legacy

Laurie has two podcasts: “Enough,” a coaching podcast, and “Interrupted: Act 2 Reinventing Your Legacy,” which is focused on recreating and reinventing yourself after having a life challenge.

Learn more about the overall Vitality Revolution podcast series sponsored by Humana and listen to more episodes Occupational Wellness and Social Wellness. Learn more about Answers for Elders, the North Star in Navigating Senior Care.