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Jay Kraker
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Attended New York University Stern School of Business
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Great practical counsel for caregivers and those around them.
The couple next door had two small daughters. The wife became regularly incensed that her husband wasn’t assuming his fair share of childcare. He would arrive home between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m., then collapse on the couch and disappear behind the newspaper, while his wife, then a stay-at-home mom,
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There's great wit, humor and many lessons for caregivers--newbies and veterans--in this riveting series by Coleen Nelson.

To read the series, it's a little hard to navigate. Start with this first item, which appears at the bottom of the list of February 2014 posts. Then work toward the top. Finally, click forward to each month's post list from the archive. We're working to improve the navigation. In the meantime enjoy!
You gotta love Malcolm Gladwell. He’s the brilliant author/researcher who delights readers with his counterintuitive conclusions. His latest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, is one more in a string of riveting, readable collected anecdotes. Examples:
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A brilliant take on remembering life the way we choose to do so. What do you think?
Open any newspaper to the obituary pages, and you’ll spot at least one photo of the deceased that is obviously decades old––probably of the person as he or she was at around age 20. But once, not long ago, a Letter To the Editor termed this practice “absurd.” People, the writer huffed,
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There's wisdom i both your comments. Thanks for passing them along. Be sure to check out some of Coleen's other posts on http://empoweredcaregiver.com. We appreciate both your comments and sharing this resource with your networks.
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Wonderful stories and witty writing from caregiving blogger Coleen Armstrong!
For quite a while my parents were willing caregivers to each other. They handed assignments back and forth like relay-race batons. Dad served Mom’s meals on a tray when she sprained an ankle. Mom returned the favor when Dad suffered a mild stroke. Their strategy for getting groceries into the
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Founded in 2011 to help caregivers thrive despite the extreme emotional challenges of caregiving, this group is growing worldwide because of its fresh approach and helpfulness. Most important, ECN provides a "virtual support group" by phone and/or Web connection for caregivers worldwide so they can connect and help each other. It's awesome! Please +1 this page!
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Note to Esch Esch: We're in Houston as well. When could we meet to explore collaboration?
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Great insights on caregiving with a touch of humor here.
Of course, over time, the situation with Mom gradually grew more demanding, more stressful. Kevin was growing weary of his weekly visits. Mom needed his check-ins more often, not less, but he was skipping some beats. We knew this because Marie told us. Marie was Kevin’s stepdaughter who had moved
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You know you've become a Geek when you get excited when Amazon leaves a box at your door containing a scanner that has software designed to automatically detect and file business cards, receipts and photos, and to make those documents seachable from any Web-connected device.

I guess my Geekitude is out of the closet for real! Thanks for the ScanSnap Evernote Edition.
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I've studied the work of several of these luminaries and have done online classes with others. At a time when the world needs less divisiveness, who can resist this free program?
Tell your friends about the Living in Oneness Summit!
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If you know anyone who would like to earn an extra $2,500 in the next 30 days, have them send me a message or reply to this. I'll send details.
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Great advice on how to support a loved one during their doctors' visits.
Sooner or later, you will need to take your loved one to a doctor. This may even become an essential part of your job. You're accustomed to seeing your own physician perhaps once a year. Now you're making appointments every four weeks...for somebody else. We've all heard about the medical
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Steps for retaining sanity when dealing with dementia.
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Your photos AND your music are THE BEST!! I'd love to arrange a musical+photographic jam session sometime. We can conspire on the most creative places on the Planet! Happy 2014 shooting!!!!
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Helping families and companies save money, make money, or both simultaneously
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Writer, editor, motivational speaker, uber-networker, geek, continual learner, bilingual (Spanish), social media whiz.
Employment
  • Rice University
    Lecturer in Communications, 2012 - present
    Helping MBA students achieve more through effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • The Mingle Group
    Founder, 2007 - present
    Help individuals make connections that produce mutual value efficiently and joyfully.
  • Kraker & Company, Inc.
    President, 1997 - present
    Coaching companies and individuals toward their goals by helping them get the most from written and spoken communication live and on the Web.
  • Empowered Caregiver Network
    Founder, 2011 - present
    Helping caregivers worldwide take better care of themselves.
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Social media and B2B marketing executive
Introduction
On my third career:
  1. Magazine writer/editor
  2. Corporate marketing and communications director
  3. Serial entrepreneur
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Played Carnegie Hall with Ohio U Marching 110 (YEARS ago). Had a client tell me I moved his company's stock price upward before the company was acquired. Married the sweetest woman on the planet.
Education
  • New York University Stern School of Business
    MBA, 1982 - 1988
  • Ohio University
    Journalism, 1973 - 1977
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Best dental practice in Houston. My family has been with Dr. K and Dr. A for all of the 20 years since they started their practice. Lovely people, painless treatment and flexibility to help you do what your teeth need to stay healthy!
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