The holidays can be a time of joy, celebration and a sharing of love and kindness. It can also be, however, a time of deep sadness for those who have suffered a great loss in their lives: a loved one, a divorce, or the diagnosis of an illness.
For those battling addiction, it can also be a period that poses great challenges. It is a time to dig down deep and set boundaries... a time to surround yourself with people who support you and who will love you for who you are.
Above all, the most important gift you will give this year is the gift you will give to yourself...the gift of self respect.
The holidays are always a very difficult time for me. It has taken me years and lessons learned through my work at Live and Grin and through the relationship shared with my beloved, dearest John, that I can face the holidays. Through my service to others it is I who receive the gift of hope this holiday season.
It is my wish that this episode may offer you counsel, comfort and love to meet you wherever you may be, and assist you in the days ahead.
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 https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com
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 https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.
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