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Session 4: Staying Well with Hope, Gratitude, Curiosity, Zest and Love

CoursePark Nursing Community Events

Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Session 4: Staying Well with Hope, Gratitude, Curiosity, Zest and Love: Denise @ CareGiving

In our work, we do what we can to keep a client and a family caregiver well. What about keeping ourselves well? In this program, we’ll look at the five traits of well-being, as described in Positive Psychology: Hope, Gratitude, Curiosity, Zest and Capacity to Love and Be Loved. During the program, you’ll create an action list to help you incorporate each trait in your work and in your life presented by Denise from CareGiving for the CoursePark Nursing Community Events


Denise M. Brown,

Denise began working with family caregivers in 1990, launching in 1996 to help and support them. Her insights about the family caregiver experience have been featured in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Chicago Tribune and on and features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, free webinars and online support groups. Visitors also can join the site's Caregiving Happiness Project, which looks to determine if small, daily changes can add happiness during a difficult time in life.



A certified professional coach, Denise helps family caregivers find the answers to their questions: Why me? Why now? What now? Her Internet talk show, Your Caregiving Journey, airs several times a week at Denise has authored five books for family caregivers:

·         Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers;

·         Take Comfort, Too, More Reflections of Hope for Caregivers;

·         Good Morning! Sunny Reflections to Start Your Day;

·         Take Time: A Journal and Journey Toward Greater Happiness During an Unhappy Time (Caregiving); and

·         The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey.


Denise received her coach training in 2004 through IPEC and is certified by the International Coach Federation. She's a board member for two organizations: Guild for the Blind, which helps persons with low vision; and for National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care, which works to standardize care provided by professional caregivers to persons with Alzheimer's. She's a former board member of for Chicago Coach Federation, which represents life, business and executive coaches.


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