Dr. Amy takes the lead on this episode, talking about honest answers for real life planning. You can learn more about Dr. Amy by checking out her website and hear her story in episode 5 of the Life Compass Living Podcast.
We often believe that, especially in caregiving situations, we are supposed to sacrifice our lives for other people - but this is not what we are about here at the life compass. As we grow older, and the people we care for grow older, we often get asked to do things. Before we act we need be honest with ourselves about: Read more
In this episode George introduces you to Aline Defiglia - a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Public Health and specializations in addiction, trauma, mental health, and integrative medicine. She is a Certified Senior Advisor and has over a decade of community based experience with diverse clients and families in every stage of life. Aline practices as a clinician, coach, and consultant in Chicago, IL. Read more
Dreaming about our ideal lives has its place, but when it comes to having the life we want, we need to take concrete steps toward achieving it. The Life Compass Community helps us move from ideal life dreaming to real life planning. Read more
This is the final part in the Essential Conversations series.
After we discover who we are and where we are in life, after we determine how we want to be in each others' lives as we move forward, and after we define the roles we have in each others' lives, then we can move to step 4: delegate. Read more
Dr. Amy is back for part 3 of the essential conversations series.
We've been unpacking essential conversations and the tools for having them. These are the most important conversations with those most important people about the most important things. Read more
This is part 2 of 4 on the process of having essential conversations. You can listen to part one here.
Step two is determine: now that we've discovered who we are, what we bring to the conversations, and where we want to be going in life, we can now decide how we want to relate. Read more
This is the first of four episodes that will unpack the basic flow of essential conversations.
Not only will we give you the life compass plan process, but we want to teach you to have the conversations themselves. When we have these conversations, and we let these conversations inform the way we live, we end up with a life more in harmony with what we desire. Read more
In this episode, George sits down with Dr. Amy D'Aprix, vice president for International Federation on Aging, and author of From Surviving to Thriving.
Hear about how Dr. Amy got involved with Life Compass Living, get to know a little bit about her story, the essential conversations project - and how that connects with the life compass plan. She also talks about the struggles she experienced as a caregiver and how her time as a caregiver helped informed her professional life. Read more
This episode finishes up the discussion on the third element that humans need to flourish: place. Catch up on the other two episodes - person and people - by clicking here.
Place is the capacity to live at home your entire life. Hear why having a place where you can live into the best version of yourself, a place where you can support and be supported, and a place where your story and contribution is valued is essential to the Life Compass Plan. Read more
In this episode, we pick up where we left off: the second element that humans need to flourish - people. In the last episode we talked about the first element, person, so make sure to listen to that if you haven't.
There are many of us, of all ages, who feel alone and unsupported, and who wonder who it is that is with them in life. Read more