Episode 140 – Frank Morelli: No Sad Songs

In his new Young Adult (YA) novel, “No Sad Songs,” author Frank Morelli explores youth caregiving through the character Gabe LoScuda, an eighteen-year-old thrust into the role of caregiver for his grandfather when tragedy strikes the family.  Gabe’s grandfather is a...

Being There

Why are conversations about death so hard?  And how can we learn to say goodbye in a healthy way?  Author Julie Saeger Nierenberg explores these and other tough questions in her book “Daddy, This Is It: Being-With My Dying Dad.”  On today’s show, Julie tells us how...

Episode 138: Find Your Tribe

In 2007, television, film and social media producer Jen Vargas made a short film for Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  A year later, the economy tanked and so did Jen’s career. Then her mother was diagnosed with stage one...

What You Make Of It

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, Dr. Ronny Jackson, just withdrew his name from consideration.  But as the VA remains leaderless, the needs of military veterans and their families continue to mount.  In today’s show we revisit an...