Time to Talk Podcast for Caregivers

Don’t have time to join a webinar or support group? Try our new podcast, Time to Talk. Join our host Michelle Jobin along with experts and caregivers, to discuss things that matter most to caregivers. Talking about sleep, nutrition, relationships and managing money… whether you’re new to caregiving, or an experienced caregiver, this podcast has something to offer you.

Click here to find Time to Talk on your favourite listening platform: https://anchor.fm/ocotimetotalk

Time to Talk: Episodes

Episode 1: Becoming a caregiver with Mieko Ise

In this inaugural episode of The Caregiver’s Podcast, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Mieko Ise, a front-line service provider and Program Advisor for The Ontario Caregiver Organization. Over the course of the episode, the two discuss Ise’s introduction to caregiving, her balance between different caregiving needs, and the most fulfilling parts of her job. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides.

Episode 2: Keeping your relationships strong with Dr. Natasha Sharma

In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Dr. Natasha Sharma, an internationally recognized relationship expert. Dr. Sharma dives deep into her work, covering topics such as emotional fitness, maintaining a strong foundation with a partner, and how to avoid feeling overwhelmed while caregiving. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides.

Episode 3: Maintaining a healthy mind with Michal Goldstein

In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Social Worker Michal Goldstein, a counsellor dedicated to bringing evidence-based practice to the forefront of the clinical social work field. Goldstein has over a decade of experience in the field, creating numerous workshops and support groups for those dealing with physical health, mental health and parenting challenges, as well as working in Creative Connections where she meets with families and individuals for counselling. The two discuss how Covid-19 has affected many people’s mental health, the importance of a balanced schedule and the benefits of staying mindful. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides.

Episode 4: Parenting when you’re a caregiver with Ann Douglas

In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Ann Douglas, a bestselling parenting author and regular parenting commentator for CBC Radio. The two discuss how to prepare a child for a parent becoming a caregiver, maintaining a watchful eye on children’s mental health, and how to balance parenting and being a caregiver, especially in the world of Covid-19. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides.

Episode 5: The organized caregiver with Clare Kumar

In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Organizing Expert, Clare Kumar to discuss how an organized schedule, home and life can decrease stress. The two discuss Kumar’s coveted Four-Step P.L.A.N., a technique that breaks down organizing into four simple tasks with the hope of relieving stress. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides.

Episode 6: Managing your money with Shannon Lee Simmons

In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Shannon Lee Simmons, a certified financial planner, chartered investment manager, and founder of the award-winning New School of Finance. The two dive deep into the importance of financial literacy, taking control of one’s finances, and tips for caregivers to save money. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides.

Episode 7: The importance of nutrition and meal planning with Kyle Byron

In this episode, our host Michelle Jobin is joined by Kyle Byron, a nutrition coach and fitness pro who’s extremely passionate about helping people achieve their lifestyle and fitness goals. Byron dives deep into his work with nutrition and its importance to caregivers, how important meal prepping can be for one’s health and how a clean diet can impact us emotionally and mentally. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides.

Episode 8: Getting a good night’s sleep with Alanna McGinn

On our final episode of Season 1, host Michelle Jobin is joined by author, fellow podcast host and lead sleep expert at Good Night Sleep, Alanna McGinn. The two take an extensive look into McGinn’s work including the #BringBackBedTime initiative, her studies on how a healthy lifestyle can affect sleep, and how important sleep can be for a caregiver. We also hear about a few of the free support services that The Ontario Caregiver Organization provides.

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