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Artemis
Grandma's Hunting Training Academy with Stacy Welling Haughey

Artemis

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 49:31


Stacy Haughey is from a small town on Michigan's Upper Peninsula -- it's the kind of place where family is everywhere and traditions run deep. Hunting was something Stacy inherited from her maternal side. "Grandma's Hunting Training Academy" is what they jokingly called it when time at Grandma's was synonymous with time in a tree stand. 2:00 Wild game Christmas basket exchange, ya'll 3:30 Small-town life on Michigan's Upper Peninsula ("the U-P" to Michiganders) 6:00 Learning to hunt through your family's maternal side, where grandma's in charge... aka "Grandma's Hunting Training Academy" 8:00 How a Depression-era mentality influences ethos about food security 13:00 The UP Habitat Work Group 14:00 When species conservation depends on private lands habitat  18:00 Building connections... it's a time investment that pays dividends 21:00 Want to connect with Michigan's DNR? It's 906-226-1330 24:00 Balancing a passion for the outdoors with raising kids... there is no mold of what it should look like 30:00 Michigan's Becoming an Outdoor Woman (or BOW) program 33:00 Artemis Ambassador applications are open through Feb. 7... if you care about seeing more women in the field and on the water, your time and expertise is needed. Please apply! Want more Artemis? Find our Facebook group for more great discussion. 35:00 Hunting with older cousins as an 8-year-old and being sworn to secrecy after one of them runs the rig into a fencepost 37:00 Learning to track 38:00 Volunteering at a deer check station (best place to see what's new in hunting... like the blaze-orange body suit) 41:00 Barefoot turkey hunting with Mary Lynn 43:00 Is there ever an ideal time to have a new dog? Mid-life rescue dogs and their "interesting" behaviors

Podcast Episodes | Boundless
Serving in Your City: Episode 729

Podcast Episodes | Boundless

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 51:52


Volunteering in your community, plus Carey Nieuwhof on maximizing effectiveness, and should you reconnect with a high school love interest? Featured musical artist: Hollyn ( https://www.instagram.com/iamhollyn/?hl=en ) Roundtable: Volunteering Where You Live Whether it's helping the homeless, being on a neighborhood committee, tutoring, or something out-of-the-box, the options for serving your community are endless. But how do you pick something and actually make it happen? How do you find a great fit that uses your gifting and passions? Our guests share how they volunteer locally and the process they went through to choose great ways to jump in and make a difference. Culture: Make the Most of Your Time (Part 1) For years, Carey Nieuwhof struggled with workaholism, which eventually led to his burnout. After much prayer and recovery, he started budgeting his time and energy, and has seen incredible results. In part one of our conversation, Carey shares lessons from research and his own journey, discussing how to find the time when you're most productive, why achieving balance in your schedule isn't the best goal, and insights for eliminating ever-present distractions. Inbox: That Crush From High School He asked her out in high school and she rejected him. Since then, he's grown a lot in his faith, and recently started thinking about her again. Should he try to reconnect with her and see if she'd be interested now? Lisa Anderson weighs in.

First Date Follow Up - The Jubal Show
You never know who you're volunteering with in this First Date Follow Up!

First Date Follow Up - The Jubal Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 12:13


First Date Follow Up is when we get an email from someone who went on a date and the other person isn't calling back. We get that other person on the phone to see why they're "ghosting".You never know who you're going on a first date with and you never know who you're volunteering with at a foodbank! Mikey met Angle at a foodbank and thinks she isn't calling because of his past! Leave a rating and review wherever you listen. It will help the show out in a big way. If that's not your thing, you can find us on social media here:https://instagram.com/thejubalshowhttps://twitter.com/thejubalshowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@thejubalshow

Locales Unknown
Chris & Winfield Explore Brazil - Part II - Rio, Roadtripping & Volunteering

Locales Unknown

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 37:44


In Part 2 we trade in our literal jungle togs for the concrete jungle. Our next stop is the world famous Rio where we hang glide, hike and explore the tropical biodiversity. The episode rounds out with Minas Gerais and our experiences in Itaúna, Belo Horizonte and our volunteer experience in Juvenilia. Hang glidingRappelling: @ropeadventureoficialVolunteer Organization: ongamigosdeminas

Humanity Chats with Marjy
A Dr. Martin Luther King Day for All - Humanity Chats

Humanity Chats with Marjy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 3:35


Humanity Chats Host - Marjy Marj Shares a Message on Equity, Unity, and Service to Commemorate MLK Day.An MLK Day for AllPlease know that like you, I am fallible and have made mistakes and utterances that I am not proud of. I do not seek to offend, but rather to encourage us to do right by humankind. A blessed MLK Day to you all. What are you doing today?Is it a day off from school or work?Are you sleeping in?Getting some rest?Catching up on your TV shows?Volunteering in your community?Checking on your black friends?Posting your favorite Dr. King quote on social media?My question is - what are you doing for others today and every day?Are you judging others by the content of their character?Are you inviting others to your table?Are we making real promises of equity?Do we seek to denounce physical violence?Do we seek to denounce inflammatory statements?Are you working on ways to achieve the dream?Is that dream a possibility?Regardless of religion, political affiliation, or race -We have become a pretentious and performative society.Making shallow promises to one another...Jumping on to hashtags without doing the work...Posing in pictures to be recognized for our good deeds...Making hurtful statements behind each others' backs...Limiting the opportunities for others to learn history...Friends, we have to do better.We have to be our brothers and sisters keeperWe need each other.  And we need our allies.Together, we can go far.May we not only keep Dr. King's words alive but also, let us speak and act in ways that will help us on our journey to equity, unity, and service to humankind.Per Dr. King's words - "If you can't fly then run if you can't run then walk if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving." May we all join hands as we seek a better today.Humanity Chats - a conversation about everyday issues that impact humans. Join us. Together, we can go far. Thank you for listening. Share with a friend. We are humans. From all around the world. One kind only. And that is humankind. Your friend, Marjy Marj

Snail Trail 4x4
262: Volunteering At King Of The Hammers!

Snail Trail 4x4

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 72:23


King Of The Hammers, Volunteering, Ultra 4 Racing, Hammertown, and Back Door!! Join Jimmy and Tyler on today's episode as we talk with Clint Cunliffe about volunteering at KoH! How do you get into it? Is it difficult? What are the perks? Come down and help out with Back Door Recovery!! It's a whole new way to view the race and help out at the same time! WE ARE GIVING AWAY A WINCH! All you have to do to enter is leave us a review on iTunes/Apple Podcasts! Once we reach 500 reviews, we will do the drawing from those 500 reviews! At 300, 350, 400, and 450 reviews, we will do give aways for some fun swag packs as well! So get your reviews in! Congrats to PEDDY1111 for winning the 300 swag-away! And Six String Trucker for winning the 350 swag-away! CALL US AND LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL!!!! We want to hear from you even more!!! You can call and say whatever you like! Ask a question, leave feedback, correct some information about welding, say how much you hate your jeep and wish you had a Toyota! We will air them all, live, on the podcast! +01-916-345-4744. If you have any negative feedback, you can call our negative feedback hotline, 408-800-5169. Episode 262 is brought to you by all of our peeps over at patreon.com! Make sure to stop by and see all of the great perks you get for supporting SnailTrail4x4! Discount Codes, Monthly Give-Aways, Gift Boxes, the SnailTrail4x4 Community, and the ST4x4 Treasure Hunt! Thank you to all of those that support us! We wouldn't be able to do it without you guys (and gals!)! December's Patreon Giveaway will be a fun one. The winner will get the choice of a MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kit or a SnailArmor Tailgate Ultimate Flat Flat Panel™. You must be registered for the giveaway by Dec 31st. January's Patreon Giveaway is going to be a brand new product release from MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ Kits! Launching near the end of January is MORRFlate's Ultimate Tire Repair Kit with the Extreme 4x4 Upgrade kit, which comes with metal tee handle insertion tools, spare insertion needle and reamer, 50 tire plugs, 6 valve stems, nail plugs, spare valve cores and caps, 2 Colby Valves, and a 4x4 Sidewall Repair Kit from Gluetread. Make sure you are registered for the giveaway by January 31st! Listener Discount Codes: MORRFlate - snailtrail to get 15% off MORRFlate Multi Tire Inflation Deflation™ KitsSidetracked Offroad - snailtrail4x4 (lowercase)to get 15% off lights and recovery gearLasfit - SnailTrail4x4&lasfit (Cap "S" and "T") to get 10% custom LEDs Laminx Protective Films - Use Link to get 20% off all productsExplorationReady.com - SNAILTRAILPOD (uppercase) to get 20% off 4x4 First Aid Kits!Freedom Ropes - SNAILTRAIL (uppercase) to get 10% offMobArmor - Snailtrail4x4 for 15% offKhordz Mugz - Snailtrail4x4 for 15% off Find us over on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook! If you enjoy the SnailTrail4x4 Off Road Podcast, then check out these other awesome off-roading podcasts too! Wheeling Wine and WhiskeyMike and Max's Off Road PodcastThe Total Off Road PodcastThe 4x4 Podcast Show Music: Divider and Outtro Meizong - Kumban

Rosie on the House
1/8/22 - OPEN HOME HOUR! Volunteering In Your Community!

Rosie on the House

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 39:06


Thinking of volunteering your time to a favorite cause?  We provide some good tips to find the right organization that fits your interest.  David Weedman of Arizona Game And Fish talks about using Christmas trees to build fish habitats in state lakes.  Plus homeowner questions on exposed nails on a new roof and home value of walk in showers versus a walk in and tub shower.

Rotary 5495 Express
I'm full of hot air

Rotary 5495 Express

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 27:11


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Power Yourself
Episode 070 Volunteering

Power Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 21:43


Welcome back to the 5th season of Power Yourself!  Jill discusses volunteering and the benefits it brings to both the community and yourself.  This episode is dedicated to a super volunteer and good friend, Stacey, who has recently passed, but whose dedication to volunteering and helping others still impacts many.   

Drake and Josh Podcast
Ned's Declassified Podcast Episode 43: Volunteering and The Library

Drake and Josh Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 67:58


Its a New Year, and here is a New NedPod episode to celebrate- and with a special guest! Hosts Kirk and Jacob invite former-library-volunteer Kedrick on to discuss the 10th episode (by AIR DATE) of Season 3 of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. The gang learns about helping their community through mandatory volunteering as well as going to the library. STAY NED follow @harbor_boys on instagram @thekirkyates @jmannira

Retirement Starts Today Radio
My Favorite Retirement Resources for 2022 & How Generosity Changes Your Brain, Ep # 225 

Retirement Starts Today Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 16:48


You may have noticed how the spirit of giving changed your mood this holiday season. That is because giving can actually increase your happiness. This week's retirement headline from BigThink.com is titled How Generosity Changes Your Brain, and it discusses recent research on how giving to others promotes happiness. On this episode of Retirement Starts Today, you'll learn how acting on your generosity creates numerous psychological and physiological benefits in your body. If one of your goals for 2022 is to be more generous or even if you simply want to reflect on the acts of gift-giving that you experienced over the holiday season, don't miss the retirement headline segment. Then make sure to stick around until the end of the episode to hear my favorite retirement resources. Outline of This Episode [2:42] How generosity changes your brain [8:02] How you can incorporate giving into your retirement plan [9:47] Dave is looking for quality retirement resources Giving can increase happiness Can spending your money maximize your happiness? We've all been told that money can't buy happiness. However, new research suggests that the opposite is actually true: spending money can bring joy.  Rather than buying things to increase happiness, researchers have found that sharing wealth with others is what creates long-lasting contentment. New research has been able to scientifically measure the ways that giving can improve joy. Giving actually releases neurochemicals like oxytocin and endorphins in your brain that are known to increase happiness. Have you noticed this phenomenon whenever you give to others? Volunteering is sharing the gift of your time In addition to giving money and gifts to others, giving the gift of time increases happiness as well. During the working years, donating time can be a challenge with all the other commitments that people have. This issue disappears in retirement. Volunteering can even improve health. Science shows that generosity can increase longevity. Researchers found that retirees who volunteer were less likely to die over the course of a 5-year study. The results of the study showed that volunteering boosted people's overall well-being. Regular volunteering is even more beneficial to health than giving financially. Do you have plans to make volunteering a regular part of your retirement? How to maximize your happiness through regular giving Making a habit of generosity is a great way to improve your happiness and health in retirement. Whether you choose to give financially or donate your time, the results will benefit you. Now that you know that giving can increase your joy, you can find ways to maximize that happiness. One way to ensure that you are optimizing your giving is by giving consciously rather than setting up an automated gift to charity each month.  If you do automate your giving, looking at your bank statements each month to see how much you spend on yourself and comparing that with your spending on others can also increase your contentment.  Have you thought of giving your time or money in retirement? Volunteering or donating money in retirement can also give you a renewed purpose. Think about ways that you could increase giving in ways that align with your values. Listen in to hear my favorite volunteer opportunity. Resources & People Mentioned Boomer Benefits How Generosity Changes Your Brain from BigThink BOOK - Control Your Retirement Destiny by Dana Anspach PODCAST - Control Your Retirement Destiny Devin Carroll's YouTube Channel Taxes in Retirement Facebook Group with Andy Panko The Boomer Benefits Facebook community PODCAST - Retirement Answer Man with Roger Whitney PODCAST - The Retirement Tax Podcast with Steven Jarvis and Me Connect with Benjamin Brandt Get the Retire-Ready Toolkit: http://retirementstartstodayradio.com/ Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/retiremeasap Subscribe to the newsletter: https://retirementstartstodayradio.com/newsletter Subscribe to Retirement Starts Today on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podbean, Player FM, iHeart, or Spotify

The Mercy Minute
Vulnerable Adults

The Mercy Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 1:00


Volunteering onboard our hospital ship often brings unexpected experiences. 

American Shoreline Podcast Network
Environmental Volunteering of Senior Citizens | All Swell?

American Shoreline Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 27:56


In an ageing society, Kyra is wondering why there are not more senior citizens involved in environmental volunteering. She is sitting down with three representatives from environmental organizations from where she lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Scott Babinowich from the National Park Service, Sara Hallas from the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Taylor McConnell with the Aquarium on Roanoke Island. She also talks to seniors at the senior center and uncovers a few reasons why people would or would not volunteer. Bottom line: everyone can volunteer, no matter their age or how much time they have on their hands - everything is beneficial: to you, society, environmental organizations and most importantly our planet. Thank you for tuning in and supporting the All Swell? Podcast! More information on the volunteering opportunities talked about on this episode here: Cape Hatteras National Seashore (NPS): https://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm NC Coastal Federation: https://www.nccoast.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Aquarium on Roanoke Island (NC Aquariums): https://www.ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island-volunteer If you are on the Outer Banks and need more inspiration with which organization you could volunteer with send me an email: haggek19@students.ecu.edu

Our Town Reno
Family Soup Mutual Aid Begins New Season of Volunteering

Our Town Reno

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 22:06


Catherine Schofield hosts and reports for this episode from the Believe Plaza in downtown Reno where a new young group of volunteers has started a new regular Tuesday night outreach event. Some of the first people they helped were recently resettled Afghan refugees who have also struggled with the affordable housing crisis.

Sunday
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's life and legacy, It's a Wonderful Life, Volunteering

Sunday

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 43:38


Following the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bishop David Walker remembers the life and legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa. Actor and activist Michael Sheen tells William about the transformative encounters that led him to give away a large chunk of his earnings and turn himself into a social enterprise - a not-for-profit actor. Champion baker David Atherton shares his recipe for Florentines and talks candidly about growing up gay in a conservative evangelical Church. He tells William how winning the Great British Bake Off connected him to others struggling to reconcile their sexuality with their strict Christian upbringing. As the Christmas film classic It's A Wonderful Life turns 75, we hear about its religious meaning and how it's taken on the power of a modern-day myth. And we meet the faith groups plugging gaps in local services by providing an army of volunteers - from stewards at vaccination centres to cooks at homeless shelters and shelf-stackers at food banks. Volunteers tell us what motivates them to help their local community. And, with government finances under more pressure than ever, we find out how the relationship between faith groups and the state is changing. Producers: Louise Clarke-Rowbotham and Carmel Lonergan Editor: Helen Grady Christmas Florentines Ingredients • 1 egg white (approx. 40g) • 50g icing sugar • ½ tsp vanilla extract • ½ tsp mixed spice • Zest of an orange • 100g flaked almonds • 30g dried fruit and seeds (your choice) Method 1. Preheat oven 160C. 2. Line a baking tray with a silicone mat, or greaseproof paper (and rub in 1 tsp of vegetable oil). 3. Mix the egg white, icing sugar, vanilla, spice and orange zest until smooth. 4. Mix through the almonds and your dried fruit/seeds. 5. Put a 10cm biscuit cutter onto your tray and add a spoon of the mixture. Press this around and remove the cutter so you're left with a perfect disc. Continue until you've used up your mixture. 6. Bake for 12-14mins until golden brown then allow to cool before lifting gently. 7. You can add melted dark chocolate as a decoration if you wish.

Advancing the Art of Aging Podcast
Volunteering With Elders

Advancing the Art of Aging Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 16:34


Episode Notes Music by Batya Levine For more information on volunteering with elders contact volunteer@jewishhomefamily.org Find out more at https://art-of-aging-podcast.pinecast.co

With Me Now's podcast
With Subconscious Passive Aggressive Verbal Superlative Oneup-manship Now - Jesus' birthday twin

With Me Now's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 46:43


Santa's come early! Is it a 'merry' or a 'happy' Christmas? It's happy for one random stranger, less happy for parkrun Wales, we happily celebrate all your lovely things whilst we hear about Nicola's merry time at Conyngham Hall parkrun and Danny's gift of friction burns delivered by a postbox at Bushy parkrun.

Pete's Points
Pete‘s Points Flash Briefing Episode 244 - The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership - Relationships via Volunteering

Pete's Points

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 1:53


The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership is very simple.  Relationships, Oversight, Leverage, Evolvement.  All leaders must follow these four steps to be role models of leadership. This week, Pete Blank will share helpful hints on how to build Relationships as the foundation of the ROLE Model.  The topics are: Overview Volunteering Personal Brand and Attitude Giving Kudos In-person and Electronic

How to Money
Ask HTM – Selling Tesla Stock to Buy a House, Roth vs Traditional 401k, & Volunteering My Financial Knowledge #454

How to Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 56:16


We're kicking off the week by answering listener questions! And if you have a question that you'd like for us to answer on the show, we'd love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo. Regardless of how random or bizarre you might think it is, we want to hear it! 1 - Should I save my money in a regular savings account or invest that money in the market if I want to buy an investment property? 2 - What should I do with a bunch of Tesla stock that I'm planning to use as a down payment for our home? 3 - Does it make sense for me to own my duplex under a new LLC that I could create? 4 - Is it a better idea for my employer to match a Roth or Traditional 401k? 5 - As I'd like to coach and teach others about money, where can I go to volunteer my financial knowledge? During this episode we enjoyed a Three Philosophers by Brewery Ommegang- a big thanks to our friend David for donating this one to the podcast! And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you're not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

FORward Radio program archives
Sustainability Now! | Sarah Flarsheim-Tyler | Volunteering with Louisville Metro Parks | 12-27-21

FORward Radio program archives

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 58:09


This week on Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, wraps up 2021 and gets you ready to volunteer in the New Year with Sarah Flarsheim-Tyler, Volunteer Program Coordinator on the Community Engagement Team for Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation. You can get in touch with her, learn about all the volunteer opportunities and sign-up to help out in 2022 at http://bestparksever.com, or you can call 502-574-PARK during business hours. In this conversation, we discuss new developments and accomplishments throughout 2021, including the new collaboration with Metro Community Forestry for volunteer tree plantings in our urban core. Tune in to learn about other volunteer opportunities, including: • Community Growers - a volunteer gardening team that helps manage community center educational gardens • Park Ambassadors - volunteer who help lead projects and do community outreach at public events • Adopt A Park Program - a fun way for groups to get more involved by volunteering seasonally in a specific park • Recreational Volunteers - to help coach and referee youth sports programs (e.g. Youth Basketball starts January 10th) • Volunteers to help serve Dare to Care Kids Cafe at community centers • And mark your calendars to help out with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tree Planting downtown on Monday, January 17, 2022! And remember, the Division of Community Forestry can give your neighborhood association up to 50 free trees to plant along the right-of-way. The trees need to be planted by April 2022. Please contact the Division of Community Forestry to get started by emailing communityforestry@louisvilleky.gov. As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW! Sustainability Now! airs on Forward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at http://forwardradio.org The music in this podcast is courtesy of the local band Appalatin and is used by permission. Explore their delightful music at http://appalatin.com

Daily Passenger Responsible Travel Podcast
56: Volunteering in Auroville with Anjali Aggarwal

Daily Passenger Responsible Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 27:12


Auroville is a place for soul seekers. It is a confluence of everyone who wish to give something back through their travels and it is very easy to volunteer there. In this episode, I speak with Anjali Aggarwal who went through a similar experience at Sadhana Forest. She shares her thoughts on volunteering process and experience. Buy me a coffee Support me on Patreon Share your thoughts and feedbacks anshul.akh99@gmail.com Twitter | Blog | Instagram | YouTube

The Wish House Podcast
Episode 56 - Jasmin & Eric Lundgren

The Wish House Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 34:41


EPISODE TIMESTAMPS00:35 - Sydney's Treatment Journey03:06 - Sydney's Wish Experience16:30 - Volunteering with Make-A-Wish20:40 - Macy's Believe Campaign23:42 - Shooting Stars SegmentEPISODE LINKSDonateVolunteerWalk for Wishes (Video)Macys Believe & Cornwall School District (Photos)Questions? Email us at info@hudson.wish.org ----LEARN MOREhttps://hudson.wish.org/FOLLOW US!Instagram: http://instagram.com/makeawishhvTwitter: http://twitter.com/makeawishhvFacebook: http://facebook.com/MakeAWishHVLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/13048070/

Woman's Hour
The ladies of the Posh Club Dance Club. A Musical Family Christmas. Volunteering.

Woman's Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 54:53


The ladies of the Posh Club Dance Club on what it means to them to be able to perform the dance of the flamingos, shimmy to dancehall music and feel like stars. Volunteering reached a record high during the pandemic. According to a government survey, 62% of respondents volunteered last year. Thousands volunteer for Crisis, a national charity for homeless people whose Crisis at Christmas campaign provides accommodation and support for people at Christmas. We hear from Jemma Kelehe, a shift leader at the women's accommodation in London, who has volunteered for Crisis at Christmas for 20 years. Civil Chartered Engineer, Era Shah, talks about the lack of diversity in STEM. Vox Duo soprano Karla Grant and mezzo soprano Julia Solomon tell us about their debut single a new version of “O' Holy Night”, in collaboration with classical group the Earthtones Trio. Plus ahead of new BBC2 programme A Musical Family Christmas, we're joined by author and lecturer Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason to discuss her favourite Christmas songs and raising seven talented musicians. And the woman who's re-created the film The Holiday to see if she could find love. Presenter Chloe Tilley Producer Beverley Purcell

10 Million Journey
#208: Bali Special | Tarek Kholoussy - From Office Job To Being Nomad And Traveling To 100 Countries

10 Million Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 63:20


My guest today is Tarek Kholoussy. Tarek is the Founder of Nomads Giving Back and Nomads Skillshare. After traveling to over 100 countries, running 25 marathons, and supporting social causes, he launched Nomads Giving Back with the vision to inspire others to give back to the communities they call home away from home. He and his team are now launching a new initiative called Nomads Skillshare, which empowers others to learn the skills to live the life they imagined. That being said before 2013 Tarek had a pretty regular life in New York working in a corporate job - which makes his story and his transformation even more exciting.   Links from the episode:  Nomad Cruise Talk - https://www.youtube.com/NomadCruise 17 Sustainable Development Goals - https://sdgs.un.org/goals   Podcasts Tarek Recommend: The Altruistic Traveller Podcast by Bianca Caruana - https://thealtruistictraveller.com/ How To Be Global Podcast by Sarah Rapp - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/the-how-to-be-global-podcast   Book Tarek Recommends: “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael A. Singer - https://www.amazon.com/Untethered-Soul-Journey-Beyond-Yourself?tag=10mj-20   Book Anatoly Recommends: “Awakening: Conversations with the Masters” by Anthony de Mello - https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Conversations-Masters?tag=10mj-20   Connect with Tarek: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kholoussy Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tarek.world Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tarek.world Websites and Company Social Media: Nomads Giving Back - https://nomadsgivingback.com/ Nomads Skillshare - https://nomadsskillshare.com/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/nomadsgivingback/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nomadsgivingback/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/NomadsGivingBack   Want to sit down with Anatoly 1 on 1 ? Even though I keep saying I AM NOT A GURU, many of you ask to sit down and pick my brain. I have decided to do a 1h HELP calls. There are 2 purposes: 1st to support you in your journey and second also to be able to break even on the production of this podcast (each episode editing, marketing, guest research etc takes about $60 - $150 to produce). Now you can schedule 1h with me, and we can talk about launching products, hiring, product research, keywords, mindset, how I did an Ironman or anything at all. Link is here - https://calendly.com/anatolyspektor/anatoly-connsulting-1h    ANATOLY's TOOLS:   Product Development: Helim10 - I use it for  Product Research, Keyword tracking and Listing Optimization .  SPECIAL DEAL: Get 50% your first month or 10% every month: http://bit.ly/CORNERSIIH10  Pickfu - I use it for split testing all of my products and for validation ideas .  SPECIAL DEAL: First split test 50% 0ff  https://www.pickfu.com/10mj   Trademarking: Trademark Angels - For all my trademarking needs.  SPECIAL: Mention Anatoly and 10MJ podcast and get 10% Off your trademark.   HR: Fiverr -  I hire my 3dMockup person and images label designer here on Fiverr - http://bit.ly/10mjFIVERR Upwork - I hire people long term on Upwork - upwork.com  Loom.com - for creating SOP's, I record everything on Loom and give to my VA's Keepa.com - to track historical data such as prices   ANATOLY's  3 Favorite  Business Books: DotCom Secrets by Russel Brunson - I think this is a must read for every online entrepreneurs - http://bit.ly/10MJDotCom 4 hours work week by Tim Ferriss  - This book changed my life and made my become an entrepreneur - http://bit.ly/10MJ4WW The Greatest Salesman In The World  by Og Mandino - Old book but it goes to the core of selling -  http://bit.ly/10MJGREATSM    DISCLAIMER: Some Links are affiliate, it costs you nothing, but helps to keep this podcast on the float   Have questions? Go to https://www.10millionjourney.com Follow us on Instagram: @10millionjourney

With Me Now's podcast
With The Hosts of Christmas Future Now - lies, lies, Christmas lies!

With Me Now's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 55:25


It's the parkrun re-bells without a Claus! You snow what time it is! Time to listen to some chemis-tree and Christmas spirit! Nicola was sprucing up Pendle parkrun fir real whilst Danny was feline festive at Watermead Country Park parkrun.

Down The Alley
Episode 63: Chillax!!!

Down The Alley

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 59:12


The crew goes down the alley with Steve, league coordinator of Chillax.  Ted is holding out for a new contract.  Katie has some epic rants.  And more!  

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. Felicia Wu Song discusses her new book, “Restless Devices,” Brian and Aubrey share about the history of Christmas carols, and they offer encouragement on navigating dysfunctional relationships during the holidays - December 21, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 52:50


(00:00-8:08): Brian and Aubrey discussed Erik Weir's Fox News opinion article, “Volunteering during holidays can change a life – maybe yours.”  (8:08-25:50): Dr. Felicia Wu Song, Cultural Sociologist and Professor of Sociology at Westmont College, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about her new book, “Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence, and Place in the Digital Age.” Learn more about Felicia and her books at feliciawusong.com (25:50-35:20): Brian and Aubrey discussed the following articles:  “9 Things You Should Know About Christmas Carols” “Top 15 Christmas Songs for Churches” (35:20-44:11): How can we deal with dysfunctional relationships during the holidays? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and unpacked the Relevant Magazine article, “How Do I Deal With My Dysfunctional Family During the Holidays?”  (44:11-52:50): Brian and Aubrey discussed an encouraging message from Dr. Tony Evans, “Don't Miss Christ this Christmas.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast
MENTOR CORNER: AA-001 Anita Agrawal 6 Creative Ways To Find A Job

SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 2:34


On this episode of the SIWIKE podcast, Luki and Anita have a conversation about creative ways to find a job. In this conversation, Luki and Anita share 6 ideas for finding work including creating your own opportunities, volunteering and helpful suggestions for students struggling to find work. She also shares some of her SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) Connect with Deanna at https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitaagrawal/ Listen to the episode for more details! Watch the episode here https://youtu.be/xJ9fFMDSgpQ Special thanks to https://www.instagram.com/lincolnalexanderthe2nd/ for the theme music Want more personalized career coaching or to connect with Luki: http://linkedin.com/in/lukidanu http://focusinspired.com http://instagram.com/lukidanu http://twitter.com/lukidanu Get SIWIKE Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier: How to unlock your career potential here https://amzn.to/2LEF52R TIMESTAMPS: 01:13 Go directly to businesses 05:40 Create your own opportunity 15:28 Suggestions for students 19:46 Volunteer 22:44 Networking 26:19 Information gather in unconventional way 34:40 Her SIWIKE jobsearch #howtofindajob #siwikepodcast

I Can Do Anything Podcast
Episode 48: Volunteering

I Can Do Anything Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 36:00


What does meeting people, learning, joy and adding value to other people's lives all have in common?  Volunteering!  Robyn and Ashley talk about their volunteering experience and getting back into volunteering.  What are some volunteering opportunities have you done?  We'd love to hear from you.    You can follow the I Can Do Anything Podcast at: Like us and subscribe on Facebook - https://bit.ly/3bG0Efk Follow us on Twitter - https://bit.ly/2yqZczb Find us on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2xDFIa4 Get your merch here - https://bit.ly/teespringicdapod Watch our faces on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeI1EHGodsDgwYbvHuOxLQQ Email us at – icandoanything@gmail.com And then there is always our website - www.icandoanythingpod.com Join us on Goodreads – ICDA

Technologist Talk
Episode 56 – Talking to Volunteers: Why Volunteering May Be the Highest Form of Learning

Technologist Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 12:33


Ever heard the expression “Teaching is the highest form of learning?” Listen as technologist Amy Cliett, director of TechGirlz, a program of Creating IT Futures, makes the case from her USAToday/MediaPlanet column that volunteering may be the highest form of learning for women in tech. She also argues that volunteers practice higher forms of networking and resumé-building, too.

Fresh Take with Josh Dukelow
Holiday Shopping List, Habitat Impact & "Monsters Inside"

Fresh Take with Josh Dukelow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 92:13


(00:00) FriYAY News Chat: Mugs for Rugs & Struggling Family (18:30) Your Take on Progress Made on Holiday Gift Shopping (36:30) John Weyenberg, CEO, Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity (56:00) Dr Brent Buss, author, "The Monsters Inside of Me" (67:00) What's Goin' On? Amy Albright, Oshkosh CVB (74:00) Sound Off on Law Enforcement, Food Trucks & More (85:00) The Takeaway: Facing Consequences For Our Choices

Impact Outdoors Podcast
Kevin Brannon - Lifting up his community through fishing, education and motivation

Impact Outdoors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 59:51


Kevin Brannon draws people in from the minute they meet him. He is living his best life out in California following his passion and dreams by hosting the Reel Anglers Fishing Show and continuously growing his Reel Guppy Outdoors program. Kevin and his team at Reel Guppy Outdoors work all year bringing opportunities to kids and families that normally don't get the experience of fishing. Volunteering is such a rewarding opportunity for people to give back to their communities and Kevin has found a way to not only do that, but also let some of the kids that have been through the program help with instructing the next group of young anglers. Join us on this episode as we hear Kevin tell us about his life, growing up in California and changing his life for the better through the sport of fishing. Be sure to check out the Reel Anglers Fishing Show at: Reel Anglers Fishing Show | Facebook Kevin (@reelanglersfishingshow) • Instagram photos and videos https://youtu.be/qkdmDy9RMvk reelanglers - YouTube Reel Guppy Outdoors | Facebook www.reelguppyoutdoors.com www.reelanglersfishingshow.com We would love to hear from you about this episode or any of our other shows we have out. Feel free to email us at derek@impactoutdoorspodcast.com with questions, guest suggestions or anything else. Don't forget to hit the Subscribe button and we would love for you to leave a rating and review on iTunes. This will really help us get the show out to more people. Thanks for listening. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram @impactoutdoorspodcast And check us out on the web at www.impactoutdoorspodcast.com https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/LWfZ4K5naK/ https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/K6iou1u8LT/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pull Up A Chair
Jen Grossman: Mitzvah Maven

Pull Up A Chair

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 9:00


In this episode of Pull Up A Chair, we look at what connects us to community. For Baltimore transplant Jen Grossman, connection comes through service. Jen has been deeply involved in volunteering and served multiple years as chair of the Jewish Volunteer Connection, an agency of The Associated. But her arrival and Baltimore had a rocky start. “Volunteering really gave me a vehicle to meet people that were either in the same life stage as I was or had the same interests.” Learn more about The Associated: associated.org/   Learn more about JVC: jvcbaltimore.org/   Support our community: associated.org/give/

Woman's Hour
Actor Tamsin Greig. Pregnant women and the booster jab. Volunteering. Miss World at 70.

Woman's Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 57:21


Actor Tamsin Greig on her latest role as the legendary agent Peggy Ramsay. The Prime Minister has announced that all over 18s in England are being offered a Covid-19 booster vaccination. But as he sets out this new target has that message reached pregnant women? Emma talks to Dr Viki Male a Reproductive Immunologist based at Imperial College London Tens of thousands of volunteers are needed to come forward to support the NHS booster campaign. Do you plan to volunteer? What are the benefits of volunteering? And as Miss World celebrates being 70, we hear from women who protested against it in the 1970's. Presenter Emma Barnett Producer Beverley Purcell PHOTO CREDIT; Shaun Webb.

Family Seasons by Coach Teia
Family Seasons by Coach Teia 12 Days of Podcasts: Volunteering & Empathy

Family Seasons by Coach Teia

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 23:31


Day 1 - Setting the atmosphere for the holidays Day 2 - How to self deliver from a broken heart Day 3 - The real gift of Christmas Day 4 - Finding the perfect gift “”Day 5 - Does volunteering really develop empathy? Day 6 - New Traditions for the holidays Day 7 - Quality family time Day 8 - Girlfriends Chat: Taking time for you during this season Day 9 - Seasonal Depression Day 10 - How are you preparing to go to the next level? Day 11 - How do you plan to cleanse for the new year? Day 12 - Reflections --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coach-teia/message

Getting Your Real Estate Life Together
Real Estate Bytes - Giving Back Where it Gives You Joy

Getting Your Real Estate Life Together

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 5:55


I have always wanted to do volunteer work but have always struggled to take the first step. Recently, I had the chance to speak with Kama Burton on the podcast where she shared about how she was incorporating volunteer work into her business, and this really inspired me to be more proactive about exploring volunteer opportunities on things and causes that I truly care about. In this Real Estate Bytes episode, I am going to be talking about figuring out what you want to do passionately and being open to opportunities to give back with joy. LIsten in!  [00:01 - 05:55]  Giving Back Where It Gives You Joy  Volunteering towards something that is related to your passion Learning and mastering e-commerce in the past 7 years  Being part of the 20% of small businesses that succeeds Being open to volunteering opportunities Taking a minute to figure out what you can do  Going out and giving back  Tweetable Quotes: “Take a minute, take the time to set up what you want to do, and do something that you're passionate about and something that you love” - Tracey Hicks You can connect with me, Tracey Hicks, on LinkedIn and Facebook. Check out my website, https://allthingsrealestatestore.com, so you can stay up to date on our latest promos and sales as well as find any product you need to get your real estate life together! Feel free to email me at hello@allthingsrealestate.com, I'd love to hear from you. LEAVE A REVIEW + Share with someone who wants to scale up their real estate skills and reach financial freedom.

Líderes del Futuro
COVID, Vaccines and Volunteering Opportunities

Líderes del Futuro

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 11:31


Sonoma County has seen 27% of children 5-11 get vaccinated at least once. More than 80% of the eligible population is now vaccinated at least once in the county and there is a need for volunteers who are bilingual to show up and support. https://www.volunteernow.org/ #togethertowardhealth #juntxshacialasalud #covid #covid19 #sonomacounty --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rafael-vazquez7/support

Faith, Coffee & A Kid
Can I be a Single Stay at Home Mom & Still Feed the Kids? Absolutely!

Faith, Coffee & A Kid

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 27:28


In this episode, I break the myth that only 2 parent households can have a stay-at-home mom! You can be a single stay-at-home working mom and provide for your kids! I have done it for over 8 years and love the flexibility and lifestyle it provides! I talk about my journey and give tips and resources that have worked for me! Association CareerHQ (ASAE), Association CareerHQ|Find Your Career Here (asaecenter.org) Jobs, Volunteering, Grad Schools, and More - Idealist Job Search | Indeed --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/faithcoffeandakid/message

All Home Care Matters
Seniors and Isolation

All Home Care Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 20:04


Today, we are going to be talking about seniors and isolation. We'll talk about some common causes of isolation, as well as the risks that come along with social isolation. Then, we'll conclude the episode with ways that you can prevent isolation and include seniors. Now let's move on to the rest of the show.   Socialization is an important aspect of life. It's a part of the third level of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, love and belonging. Only safety and ensuring one's physiological needs, such as eating and sleeping, are more important than socialization. Lumen's module, Introduction to Sociology, tells us that socialization is the lifelong process through which people learn the values and norms of a given society. Socialization is not the same as socializing. Socializing is to mix socially with others (for example, family, friends, neighbors, coworkers), whereas socialization is a process that may include socializing as one element, but is a more complex, multi-faceted and formative set of interactive experiences. It is also an adaptive lifelong learning experience, because society is constantly changing, and because we may find ourselves in new situations—such as a new job with different norms and values, or in a different familial role—such as that of a parent or caregiver to an older relative.   Oftentimes, we think of socialization as something children need to learn how to interact in society, but it applies to all age groups, including seniors. Asbury Communities says that social interaction has been a major part of cognitive development from the day you were born. Early relationships and interactions with parents, siblings, friends, and teachers taught you how to speak, interpret and express emotions, and expand your knowledge.   As an adult, socialization is just as important in keeping your brain active. Building social networks and participating in social activities are like exercises for your brain because they keep your mind agile and improve cognitive function.   Socialization can even help prevent mental decline and lower the risk of dementia. A 2017 study published by researchers at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that individuals 80 and above with the mental agility of 50-year-olds all had one factor in common: A close-knit group of friends.   Not only does socialization play an important role in cognitive function, but it  also is necessary for maintaining your mental health and keeping you happy. Even just occasional social activity can lower stress levels, decrease depression and anxiety, and improve overall life satisfaction.   Dr. Cole, director of the Social Genomics Core Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles, says that loneliness acts as a fertilizer for other diseases. The biology of loneliness can accelerate the buildup of plaque in arteries, help cancer cells grow and spread, and promote inflammation in the brain leading to Alzheimer's disease. Loneliness promotes several different types of wear and tear on the body.   Now that we've talked a little bit about the differences between socialization and socializing, let's move on to some of the common causes of isolation. Specifically, causes of social isolation.   Vista Springs Living says that it's very common for seniors and older adults to avoid socializing, but why? For some, it's because of the decreased mobility they have as they age. When it's hard to drive or get in and out of vehicles, or if you need to use a walker or wheelchair to get around, going out and socializing becomes a demanding and laborious task.   In addition to struggling with mobility, seniors can find themselves having much less energy throughout the day and becoming exhausted quickly—making evening dinners and events tiring rather than invigorating. It also becomes more difficult to navigate unknown environments, so staying at home becomes a preferable option to going out.    For some seniors, there are more than just physical barriers between themselves and socialization. As adults age, it can become more and more challenging to be emotionally available for family and friends. Seniors may be upset at their condition or frustrated in general, and want to avoid interactions and isolate themselves thinking that will be the better option. However, the opposite is often true.   According to Seniors at Home, older adults often experience their social worlds shrinking, as retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility make participating in social activities more difficult. For those who become socially isolated or who feel persistently lonely, the consequences can be dire and even life-threatening.   Traci Dobronravova, MSW, Director of Seniors At Home, says, “We see older adults every day who are disconnected from their community. Social isolation and the associated health risks for seniors is a critical issue facing our community.”   The covid-19 pandemic has created hardships for many during the past year and has isolated all generations. According to the Cleveland Clinic, experts have worried about the effects of the pandemic on mental health. This is especially a concern for older adults, who've been encouraged to be extra careful because they're at greater risk for getting very sick with or dying from COVID-19 if they get it.   But being homebound and isolated from others can have unhealthy effects. For example, studies show that chronic loneliness can worsen memory in older adults and cause other declines in mental and physical health.   “Many seniors already deal with isolation, and we've seen it worsen during the pandemic,” says geriatric physician Kathleen Rogers, MD.   Now that we have discussed how social isolation, and isolation in general, can be detrimental to seniors, let's move on to the health issues and risks that are associated with isolation.   A report by the Administration for Community Living's Administration on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that about 28 percent of older adults in the United States, or 13.8 million people, live alone. An older adult living alone is not automatically isolated, but they have a higher likelihood of being socially isolated than other age groups.   Living alone is the biggest risk factor for older adults when it comes to isolation, but according to St. Paul's Senior Services, other risk factors include the death of one's spouse, children moving away, a change in living environment, the deterioration of a friend network (often due to death), the fear of becoming a burden, the fear of going out and incurring an injury, difficulty communicating (i.e. language barriers and hearing problems), and illnesses (particularly dementia). Each of these factors can lead to increased loneliness in seniors and increased loneliness can, in turn, lead to a number of serious health effects.   Geographical isolation when living alone, or even with a caregiver or spouse, can make it difficult to get to appointments, run necessary errands like picking up prescription medications, and socialize in person. Technology has made it easier for older adults to meet with their doctors. Telehealth appointments, which are appointments where you meet with your doctor virtually, have been around for a few years, but have increased in popularity during the pandemic.   Telehealth appointments help older adults maintain their health but getting prescriptions is still an issue. Some pharmacies offer delivery, but only within a certain area, so seniors living in rural areas do not qualify for delivery. Companies that offer prescription deliveries may deliver to the senior, but they can be quite costly and the price of the delivery in addition to the cost of the prescription may be more than they can afford.   According to the CDC, social isolation significantly increases a person's risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity. Social isolation is also associated with an estimated 50% percent increased risk of dementia, and the increase of dementia already increases with age.   Poor social relationships, characterized by social isolation or loneliness, is associated with a 29% increased risk of heart disease and a 32% increased risk of stroke. On top of all these, loneliness is associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Loneliness among heart failure patients is also associated with a nearly 4 times increased risk of death, 68% increased risk of hospitalization, and 57% increased risk of emergency department visits.   If you are worried about your loved one being lonely or isolated from others, ask them if they are feeling lonely. They may not even realize they are lonely if no one presents the question to them. Your loved one may also be embarrassed to express their feelings of loneliness to you and may not tell you on their own.   If you believe that a senior in your life may be struggling with loneliness, St. Paul's Seniors Services recommends that you look for these signs and symptoms: sadness or feelings of despair, loss of interest in hobbies, socializing, or other daily activities, lack of energy or motivation, sleep disturbances and memory problems, unexplained or aggravated aches and pains, and neglect of personal hygiene and other routines.   Identifying loneliness and isolation is just the first step. Reducing and preventing loneliness and isolation takes time and effort and the amount of socializing someone needs varies from person to person. Luckily, we have gathered a few suggestions on how to prevent isolation for you. But before we jump into ways to prevent isolation, let's talk about a few of the benefits of socializing with friends and loved ones.   According to Psychology Today, an active social life may mean you live longer. People with more social support tend to live longer than those who are more isolated, and this is true even after accounting for the overall level of health of your loved one. Socializing also brings a higher likelihood that you will enjoy better physical health. Social engagement is associated with a stronger immune system, especially for older adults. This means that you are better able to fight off colds, the flu, and even some types of cancer.   Psychology Today also tells us that you will likely enjoy better mental health if you have a healthy social life. Interacting with others boosts feelings of well-being and decreases feelings of depression. Research has shown that one sure way of improving your mood is to work on building social connections. Some studies have even shown that socializing may lower your risk of dementia. More recently, there has been accumulating evidence that socializing is good for your brain health. People who connect with others generally perform better on tests of memory and other cognitive skills. And, in the long run, people with active social lives are less likely to develop dementia than those who are more socially isolated.   According to Home Care Assistance, socialization can increase the quality of life and promote purpose. As we have already talked about today, studies show that loneliness and senior health issues have been correlated and that loneliness is a risk factor of functional decline, and death in older people. Making sure we stay social and connected can not only extend the length of our lives but the quality of them as well.   Spending time with others helps us feel useful and that our life has a greater purpose. When we have something to do, somewhere to go, and someone counting on us, it feels good. Being around people we love makes life more fulfilling. When others count on us, we are more likely to take care of ourselves, and stay healthy for as long as we can. Both of these benefits, an improved quality of life and a purpose in life, create a cycle that encourages socialization. When we are enjoying spending time with people, we feel better, and we want to socialize more. And that cycle continues to repeat.   We've talked about the health issues and risks that come with isolation, as well as the benefits of socialization. Now let's move on to how seniors, and you as their loved one, can prevent isolation.   Vista Springs Living says that there are plenty of ways for you to be social, or to help a loved one stay social as they age. Opportunities for socialization include:   Senior hobby groups (like gardening, bird-watching, cooking, or collecting clubs). Talking to others about what they enjoy and sharing in others' enjoyment is a great way to socialize and can be a great incentive for those that may be shy or would not want to normally participate in conversations.   Volunteering is a great way for older adults to socialize and help out their community. Volunteer groups and organizations can also give a sense of purpose to older adults after retirement if they are beginning to feel lost. Helping others that are less fortunate than they are can also help put things in perspective for seniors, especially if they are helping other isolated individuals, and encourage them to participate in more social activities.   Walking or senior sports groups encourage socialization as well as physical health. Socializing while exercising can help motivate seniors to exercise, which can help improve their overall health and quality of life.   Using social media and technology can help homebound seniors connect to friends and loved ones, as well as supplement in-person visits for seniors that are unable to get out as often as they would like. Businesses and organizations have taken advantage of social media and technology over the pandemic and have started offering virtual classes, both paid and free, that seniors can take to stay involved and keep up with their favorite activities.   Speaking of activities, activity groups (like arts & crafts, movie watching, or book clubs) are another great way to involve your loved one in social activities and keep them engaged in conversation. Just like with hobby groups, activities that your loved one enjoys and can be done with, or around, other people are a great way to prevent isolation.   The last thing that Vista Springs Living suggests to prevent isolation is group health activities (like music therapy or meditation). These less intensive activities can improve your loved one's overall health and are helpful for seniors that need any form of therapy. Water aerobics classes are a great example of this.   When seniors are self-isolating, it's important to keep up efforts to engage them. Find out what their hobbies are and what groups are in your area that they can join. You can find groups and classes at your local senior center or library. Your doctor may also have suggestions or recommendations to prevent isolation. The CDC recommends the following national organizations for more resources:   AARP provides helpful information to seniors to help improve quality of life and provides access to Community Connection Tools.   Area Agencies on Aging, or AAA, has a network of over 620 organizations across America that provides information and assistance with programs including nutrition and meal programs (counseling and home-delivered or group meals), caregiver support, and more. The website can help you find your local AAA, which may provide classes in things such as Tai Chi and diabetes self-management.   Eldercare Locator is a free national service that helps find local resources for seniors such as financial support, caregiving services, and transportation. If you visit their website, you can also check out their brochure that shows how volunteering can help keep you socially connected.   National Council on Aging works with nonprofit organizations, governments, and businesses to provide community programs and services. This is the place to find what senior programs are available to assist with healthy aging and financial security, including the Aging Mastery Program that is shown to increase social connectedness and healthy eating habits.   National Institute on Aging, or NIA, provides materials on social isolation and loneliness for older adults, caregivers, and health care providers. Materials include health information, a print publication, a health care provider flyer, and social media graphics and posts.   So far, we've talked about how you can prevent isolation for your loved one, but let's not forget to prevent isolation and loneliness for caregivers, as well.   Seniors at Home tells us that caring for a parent, spouse, or loved one is an enormous responsibility. Family caregivers often find themselves juggling their caregiving duties with paid work and raising children, leaving them exhausted and without time to enjoy hobbies or social outings. This can create feelings of loneliness and social isolation. Practicing self-care, taking a few minutes for mindfulness, seeking support, and hiring respite home care can all help family caregivers get the rest and the social connection they need.   As a caregiver, it's important that you take care of yourself, as well. Caregiver burnout happens when you don't make yourself a priority. Don't hesitate to reach out for support when you need it. If your friends and family are unable to help either financially or physically, there are several community resources you can use. Talk to someone at your local senior center to find out what support is available in your area. You can also listen to any of the episodes we have done covering caregiver burnout on our YouTube channel, website, or wherever you listen to podcasts.   As we discussed earlier, the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened isolation for many seniors. Dr. Kathleen Rogers, a geriatric physician at Cleveland Clinic says that “Many seniors already deal with isolation, and we've seen it worsen during the pandemic. As a result, we're seeing a lot more patients with anxiety, depression, and worsening memory loss.”   Even before the pandemic, older adults were particularly at risk for loneliness.   Dr. Rogers goes on to explain that “after retirement, people's routines change. Their brain activity and their social interactions are different. This increases the risk of being diagnosed with anxiety and depression or both.”   As we get closer to the holidays, it's important to keep your loved ones in mind this year, especially if they are unable to visit with you in person. Try setting up a zoom or FaceTime call with your loved one during times you would normally gather in person.   If your loved one is homebound or living in a facility, try setting up a rotating visitors list. You may not be able to visit as often as you would like, but others can visit your loved one, too. Setting up a few visits for your loved one can also give them something to look forward to if they are struggling with feelings of loneliness or depression.   There are several things you can do to prevent loneliness and isolation and we cannot fit them all in one episode. If you have any ideas or suggestions on preventing isolation and engaging seniors, leave us a comment or send us a message on our website.   We want to say thank you for joining us here at All Home Care Matters, All Home Care Matters is here for you and to help families as they navigate these long-term care issues. Please visit us at allhomecarematters.com there is a private secure fillable form where you can give us feedback, show ideas, or if you have questions. Every form is read and responded to. If you know someone who could benefit from this episode, please share it with them.   Remember, you can listen to the show on any of your favorite podcast streaming platforms and watch the show on our YouTube channel and make sure to hit that subscribe button, so you'll never miss an episode. We look forward to seeing you next time on All Home Care Matters, thank you.   Sources:   https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/social-isolation-loneliness-older-people-pose-health-risks   https://www.stpaulseniors.org/senior-care-blog/the-negative-health-effects-of-loneliness-in-seniors/   https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html   https://courses.lumenlearning.com/wmopen-introtosociology/chapter/socialization/   https://www.asbury.org/blog/why-is-socialization-important-for-brain-health/   https://www.vistaspringsliving.com/blog/why-socialization-is-important-for-aging-adults   https://seniorsathome.jfcs.org/five-facts-about-senior-isolation-that-might-surprise-you/   https://health.clevelandclinic.org/pandemic-isolation-can-be-especially-hard-on-older-adults/   https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/living-mild-cognitive-impairment/201606/the-health-benefits-socializing   https://homecareassistance.com/blog/health-benefits-of-socialization   https://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/features/lonely-older-adults.html    

SBS Filipino - SBS Filipino
'I feel a sense of achievement': A Sydney-based Filipino student shares volunteering journey - 'I feel a sense of achievement': Pagboboluntaryo ng isang Pilipinong estudyante sa Sydney

SBS Filipino - SBS Filipino

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 11:22


"I feel a sense of achievement whenever I volunteer, it greatly improves my self-esteem and self-confidence," shares student volunteer Ria Alcedo of the benefits of volunteering. - "I feel a sense of achievement whenever I volunteer, it greatly improves my self-esteem and self-confidence," ang pagbahagi ng mag-aaral at boluntaryo na si Ria Alcedo tungkol sa mga benepisyo ng boluntaryong pagtulong sa kapwa.

HeroVoice - A podcast by Delivery Hero
Social Impact - the Value of Volunteering

HeroVoice - A podcast by Delivery Hero

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 23:59


In this episode, Sigrid Osterrieth is chatting to Digney Eisner and Carmen Loesche about Delivery Heroes' Hero Month initiative, a month-long campaign to encourage employees to volunteer. Digney and Carmen will talk about what challenges they faced implementing a hybrid virtual and in-person event and why giving back is so important!From supporting our local communities by sorting food at local food banks, to cleaning Berlin's parks to crafting for the elderly, there was an activity for everyone!

Your Life, Simplified
Community Involvement: Giving Back So We All Move Forward

Your Life, Simplified

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 23:50


If you've always wanted to give back to the community where you live and work, but wonder how to get started, learn strategies from Katie Dunn Fitzgerald, principal and senior wealth consultant at Mariner Wealth Advisors, who joined us to talk about how to find an organization to volunteer your time for that's fits your interests, aligns with your values and operates with integrity.

The Cabin
Giving Back: The Wisconsin Way

The Cabin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 40:53


The Cabin is presented by the Wisconsin Counties Association and this week we're featuring Ozaukee County; https://bit.ly/3DPQbN0Campfire Conversation: As Thanksgiving week winds down, we are excited to use today to talk about Giving Tuesday and all the ways Wisconsinites unite around giving back to their communities. A core reason behind ‘Wisconsin pride' is the love we have for our neighbors – and that is shown in abundance during the holiday season. Tune into this episode to get some inspiration and ideas for how you can give back this holiday season in unique and exciting ways with former Miss Wisconsin USA, Gabriella Deyi! Cobblestone Hotels; The Official Hotel Chain of Discover Wisconsin; https://bit.ly/3zv0mE9Wisconsin Counties Association; Interview with Mark O'Connell; https://www.wicounties.org/WI in 72: Holiday Light Shows in December; https://bobber.discoverwisconsin.com/10-must-see-holiday-light-shows-in-wisconsin/Marshfield Clinic; All of Us Research Program; https://bit.ly/3klM56EKnow Your Wisconsin: Wisconsin Eye

Behind the Shield - Shelter Insurance
Episode 63: The Importance of Volunteering

Behind the Shield - Shelter Insurance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 15:53


Volunteering at Shelter has always been a big component of the company. Our guest host dives in to find the reason why it's so important to Shelter and what the role of the Shelter Cares Committee has in finding those opportunities.

Stories from Palestine
International day of solidarity with the Palestinian people

Stories from Palestine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 26:57


Every year on the 29th of November it is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.  (The day of release of this episode)This was decided in the United Nations in 1977 when the General Assembly adopted resolution 32/40BIt was not a coincidence that they chose this date. It is the dame date of the United Nations Partition Plan, resolution 181, that was adopted exactly 30 years before in 1947. And most of you will be aware that the partition of Palestine by the UN gave the Zionist movement the push they had been waiting for to establish their Jewish homeland in Palestine. And that happened with a lot of force and violence. Most of the Palestinian villages, towns and cities were partially or completely depopulated and destroyed. And until today families from these towns and cities can be found living in refugee camps in the Westbank, Gaza and neighboring countries with the fourth generation being brought up under very difficult circumstances. In the meantime the State of Israel was created in 1948 and then in 1967 this new country took its chance and military occupied the Gazastrip, the Westbank, Sinai and Golan Heights. It started moving its own population into the territory it occupied, mainly in settlements built on Palestinian agricultural land, but in Jerusalem and Hebron also inside the city. For this podcast episode I asked several Palestinian friends to send me an answer to the question: What do you think that people can do in solidarity with the Palestinian people. I also asked my friend Anwaar, who is from Hebron and lives in Shuhada street, the infamous street that is closed off by military checkpoints, to tell us a bit about life in the old city of Hebron. This is the street where the Israeli settlers are protected by the army and the native population is struggling to stay. Here are some links to websites that can help you to get more involved!Www.grassrootsalquds.netwww.handmadepalestine.comhttps://eappi.orghttps://bdsmovement.net

Inside the Wires | Platform Tennis and Paddle podcast
S3 E6 Demian Johnston of the APTA - PTI, volunteering and all you want to know!

Inside the Wires | Platform Tennis and Paddle podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 30:39


We're pleased to have Demian on the show this week. One of the many volunteers who dedicates countless hours to make everything run smoothly for players to just be able to "go out on the court and play". Demian talks about Fairfield County CT paddle and everyone's favorite topic, PTI! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/insidethewires/message

Couple Of Catches
POSITIVE VIBES! | MENTAL HEALTH & VOLUNTEERING | S3E13

Couple Of Catches

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 26:48


HAPPY TURKEY DAY Y'ALL! We hope you've survived Blackout Wednesday and are rolling into Thanksgiving with nothing but smiles and good vibes! Speaking of good vibes, we're SO happy to see that the NFL is taking steps in the right direction with the topic of mental health. You always have bad apples that are just turds, but at the very least the good guys are speaking out and talking about their struggles. On top of the talking, there are a ton of professional athletes and organizations out there walking the walk and donating their time and energy to better the community during the holidays. Let the good vibes roll! FOLLOW US! Instagram: @averyjnichols / @katelyn_sass Twitter: @CoupleOfCatches --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/couple-of-catches/message

GIVING STARTS WITH YOU
105: FundaMaya Canada - Making a massive impact in the lives of indigenous families in Guatemala with Lois B. Reimer

GIVING STARTS WITH YOU

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 60:09


I had the pleasure of Volunteering with FundaMaya Guatemala in Feb-March of 2020, which changed my life. The people in this organization and selfless, tireless and full of passion for helping in every way they can. If you are looking to help an organization and choose FundaMaya but don't know where to start, please reach out to me, and I can help connect you with them or visit their website. In this episode, Lois tells us about the Programs offered through FundaMaya Canada. The Educational Scholarship Program makes it possible for children to get an education.The Elderly Care Lunch Program provides one hot meal a day.The Emergency Food Fund feeds those who have NO food to feed their families. Emergency Medical Fund that allows for doctor's visits, hospital visits and medication. FundaMaya Guatemala also has An Animal Shelter Program as well and a MicroLoans Program.  Meet LoisLois B. Reimer, President and Board Chair, joined the board of FundaMaya Canada in early 2019 taking on the day-to-day management activities. Lois has worked closely with Fundación Familia Maya since joining the board. Lois is a Certified Management Account and has a Master's Degree in Business Administration She is retired and has 40+ years experience in financial management, human resources, and operations principally in non-profit. She has 15 years board experience, 11 of which she served as Board Chair for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society for BC and 1 as Board Chair for FundaMaya Canada.Being involved with Fundamaya and the Mayan people really brings home the strength and resilience of these people. She transitioned from volunteer to operating the charity because as a personal witness to that and the odds these people face. Taking on the charity came about at a time when she was also looking for a sense of purpose after being retired for several years.www.fundamayacanada.cawww.fundamaya.orgThe Mayan people of Guatemala are beautiful, dignified, and loving people who work extremely hard, but most of them live in poverty despite their efforts. 46% of children are malnourished.  Please share this episode with your family and friends to raise awareness and help as best we can. Thank You. Learn more about your host, Nelia Hutt at https://neliahutt.comhttps://www.travellivegive.com. Helping you discover Inner Peace through Giving!Email your comments, show ideas or connect at info@travellivegive.comSubscribe to the Podcast YouTube Channel to  watch the videos of the episodes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClc6cfjxUxZ16QBtL87M14wBuy Her book Giving My Heart Room to Breathe - A journey through Grief, Healing and Giving https://www.amazon.com/GIVING-MY-HEART-ROOM-BREATHE/dp/1777670608/ref=sr_1_1?crid=C8STS22F31RT&dchild=1&keywords=giving+my+heart+room+to+breathe&qid=1625183016&sprefix=giving+my+heart%2Caps%2C387&sr=8-1Merchandise now available  https://www.redbubble.com/people/NeliaHutt/shop?asc=u 

Optimal Health Daily
1543: Why Volunteering is One of the Most Powerful Things You Can Do for Your Health by Naomi Imatome-Yun with Blue Zones

Optimal Health Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 10:17


Naomi Imatome-Yun of Blue Zones talks about why volunteering is one of the most powerful things you can do for your health Episode 1543: Why Volunteering is One of the Most Powerful Things You Can Do for Your Health by Naomi Imatome-Yun with Blue Zones Informed and inspired by the world's longest-lived cultures, the Blue Zones mission is to empower everyone, everywhere to live longer, better. Their work is rooted in their research and identification of the world's longest-lived cultures and most extraordinary populations. Their findings were published in the New York Times best-selling books The Blue Zones, The Blue Zones Solution, The Blue Zones of Happiness, Thrive, and The Blue Zones Kitchen – all published by National Geographic books. They have now applied the tenets of the Blue Zones in over 50 cities throughout the United States, significantly improving health and lowering healthcare costs. They use an innovative, systematic, environmental approach to well-being that optimizes policy, urban and building design and social networks. Their work has been featured in media from CNN, NPR, and the New York Times. The original post is located here: https://www.bluezones.com/2019/07/why-volunteering-is-one-of-the-most-powerful-things-you-can-do-for-your-health/  InsideTracker's patented algorithm analyzes your biometric data and offers you a clearer picture than you've ever had before of what's going on inside your body. For a limited time, get 25 percent OFF the entire InsideTracker store! Go to InsideTracker.com/OHD to get your discount code and to start using InsideTracker today. Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com  Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalHealthDailyDietNutritionFitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Combat Story
Combat Story (Ep 50): Vincent Speranza | WWII Veteran | Battle of the Bulge | Airborne Beer | Author

Combat Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 127:08


Today we have a special Veterans Day 50th Episode of Combat Story from Vincent Speranza, who was a paratrooper in the storied 101st Airborne Division in World War II. Vince was a machine gunner at the Battle of the Bulge where he and his fellow paratroopers held Bastogne after being encircled by the Germans. [Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Loansteady LLC. A small-by-design lender, Loansteady believes in bringing a much-needed dose of humanity to the mortgage process. With their experience, agility, and creativity at Loansteady, they offer better rates, a simpler process and a much stronger personal connection. They're here to find a mortgage that works for you, not the other way around. They are waiving all lender fees for Veterans in 2021. Visit http://www.loansteady.com/combatstory to request a rate quote or start an application. Loansteady LLC, All rights reserved, NMLS# 1701910, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/), Equal Housing Lender. For more licensing information, please visit https://www.loansteady.com/licenses-and-legal.] While fighting, Vince earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, but he's gone down in history for being the GI who miraculously found and transported draft beer in his helmet from the last standing bar in Bastogne during the attack. This story later became the basis for Airborne beer, which can be purchased throughout Belgium and is designed to be enjoyed from a small ceramic cup shaped like a WWII helmet. Vince, in the last 10 years, has written a book, aptly titled “Nuts!: A 101st Airborne Division Machine Gunner at Bastogne,” has jumped out of airplanes again, and speaks to soldiers and organizations about his experiences. His story is nothing short of legendary and reminds us all why we refer to his as the “Greatest Generation.” I hope you enjoy this amazing combat story as much as I did. Follow Ryan on Instagram @combatstory Show Notes 0:00 - Intro 0:48 - A word from our Sponsor (Loansteady) 2:15 - Guest intro 3:22 - Interview begins 4:18 - Growing up an Italian immigrant 16:00 - Did you miss out on a “fun” or easy childhood? 18:20 - AWESOME Pearl Harbor story from Dec 7th,1941 22:21 - The Draft letter 23:43 - Shipping off to WWII (wait for his dad's comment) 38:04 - Training to go to WWII 41:01 - Volunteering for Airborne 50:40 - Taking the Queen Mary over to the war 52:34 - The feeling on the boat on the way to WWII 54:28 - You're going in! 59:29 - Battle of the Bulge - Basic numbers and the environment 1:01:41 - The importance of artillery at Bastogne 1:04:44 - Asking for our surrender 1:06:15 - Like the Colonel already said 1:07:10 - “Freedom in your heart” (you can't help but smile when you hear this) 1:07:50 - How was I feeling at the Battle of the Bulge? 1:10:15 - The sobering moment comes after the shooting… 1:11:45 - German strategy going in 1:14:50 - Airborne Beer (INCREDIBLE story) 1:18:30 - Made myself a promise 1:33:45 - Combat Story (WWII Edition) Begins with description of digging into frozen ground and fighting from those positions 1:36:00 - “The whole world exploded” 1:38:48 - A machine gunner's delight 1:47:16 - A once in a lifetime R&R 1:58:59 - Did you carry anything with you into combat? 1:59:57 - Would you do it all again? 2:00:09 - At the Eagle's Nest! 2:03:26 - Not a hero… 2:05:23 - Listener comments