|Juanita Watson of InsideScoopLive interviews Dirk Chase Eldredge, author of You’ve Gotta Fight Back! Winning with Serious Illness, Injury, or Disability.
Dirk’s latest book features thirteen in-depth profiles of other people’s medical adventures that had life-altering affects for those involved: patients, their families, friends, and caregivers. Some lived on. Some died. All left a priceless legacy of lessons on how to make the most of the hand one is dealt. While far from autobiographical, the book is buttressed by Eldredge’s experience recuperating from eight major surgeries including two open-heart operations.Listen to the PodCast!
|Frances Shani Parker, author of Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes talks with Author’s Audio host Jake Steele about the challenges of eldercare in institutions such as nursing homes and hospice. Her book is the captivating account of Frances Shani Parker’s hospice volunteer experiences in Detroit nursing homes. Stories, general information, and poems about patients and health care familiarize readers with the nursing home world, dementia, pain management, disparities, death, rituals, bereavement, and “how to” information on caregiving. Improvements needed in hospice and nursing homes are also examined. This groundbreaking book, published by Loving Healing Press, is available at this Web site, Amazon.com., Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers.|
|Frances Shani Parker is a writer, consultant, and hospice volunteer. Her writing has won awards from Writer’s Digest, the Poetry Society of Michigan, the Detroit Writer’s Guild, Broadside Press, and the New Orleans Public Library. Among publications including her work are Black Arts Quarterly (Stanford University), Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas (Chicago State University), and Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (AARP). Among venues at which her poems have been read are the International AIDS Conference in South Africa and “Artists Among Us,” sponsored by the Michigan Wayne County Council for Arts, History, and Humanities.A former school principal, Parker has had essays and poems published in the educational arena, particularly on service learning, a teaching and learning method that connects classroom learning with meeting community needs. She has been honored as “Outstanding Educational Administrator” by the Metropolitan Detroit Alliance of Black School Educators and “Educator of the Year” by the Wayne State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an international, professional fraternity for educators.|
|This week Authors Airwaves presents Alan E. Smith, author of the new book Unbreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Therapies. This book is all about hope. From ancient healing therapies to the latest American innovations you have more options for great health today than ever before. Complementary and alternative therapies, known as CAM, are about more than just improving your health. These therapies are about helping you rediscover the joy, the wonder and the beauty of living. We invite you to listen to Alan reading from Chapters 1, 2, 6, and 7. Also, a bonus track describes The Alexander Technique, a simple method of changing the way the body moves to improve range of motion and posture while relieving chronic pain. one of the more than 130 techniques featured in this book.|
|They say you can’t “unbreak the mirror”, meaning the damage is done. In the world of healthcare the analogy would be mainstream medicine treating the symptoms of the broken mirror with drugs to try and glue it back together. To UnBreak Your Health™ means discovering the real source of the problem and treating all of it. In this book, you’ll find information new and old and begin to see patterns and concepts between therapies that are consistent through thousands of years and across civilizations around the world.|