How the Hell Did I Get Here from There?!

Season 2: Episode 7 Daniel Kaye, Director of Life Enrichment Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community

November 18, 2021 Dr. Yvonne Kaye Season 2 Episode 7
How the Hell Did I Get Here from There?!
Season 2: Episode 7 Daniel Kaye, Director of Life Enrichment Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community
Show Notes

According to Daniel Kaye, our world is a weird and challenging place, full of dragons to slay and politicians to hide from. Any given day, we are beset by difficulties and oppression, despair and dark warnings. In short, it's a fun planet we got.

 There are many ways to approach things. There is humor. There is therapy. There is "the extended vacation." And my favorite, the incomprehensible rant. My suggestion is you try all four...often...with abandon...and maybe some chocolate.

 As a decades-long survivor of anxiety and depression, he has learned many things. Chief among them is one basic idea: We are all in this together. We need each other. We grow by knowing one another. We survive by leaning on those in our orbit.

  Daniel Sean Kaye was raised from birth by a colony of hermit crabs. Strangely enough, this has nothing to do with the books. Begun as a comic strip, "MILO K., hermit crab," which ran for 10 years in a series of weekly newspapers in Montgomery County, PA, the entire concept was exhausted by year two. Many moons later, under a legal agreement with the state of Maine, Kaye was forced to write and illustrate these books.

 Among other things, Kaye is the former editor of House & Home magazine, Parents Express magazine and The Art of Living Well magazine. He wrote the "Dadography" parenting column, is still a staff writer for a bunch of other places, and is Director of Life Enrichment at Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community. He is on the Abington School Board, Abington Community Taskforce, Citizens and Police Together, and the Montgomery County Taskforce for Suicide Prevention.

 He lives with his patient wife, Wendy, his odd son, Aidan, two cats, a one-eyed dog, two frogs, and two snails.

For more about Daniel, his children's books and his work, visit his website at

You may also e-mail him at

Dr. Yvonne Kaye

A survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.

Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.

This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes.

 Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!

To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit

Thank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.

Thanks for tuning in!