Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 12/14 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

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Emotions and Feelings Part 5 (Wrapping up this Series)

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We are talking about how emotions and feelings affect the mind and body. We will talk about creating healthy boundaries and emotional intelligence. We are wrapping up this 5 part series by talking about the holidays, coping, and some specific emotions.

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Source: Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 12/14 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Loss is Hard

Yeah I know this may be an understatement and that it is common sense. However, we are wrapping up our series on Emotions and Feelings tomorrow and this sums up today.

As you may know from listening to our radio show we have four cats. I’ll give a little back story. My daughters fell in love with the idea of helping animals when their dad left in January of 2015. They found Duncan’s Place Cat Sanctuary on Facebook and my younger daughter and myself volunteered for six months at our local animal shelter.

I guess I was trying to make up for my past mistakes and wanted my girls to be happy and learn responsibility. I can not count quickly the number of cats we fostered and adopted. We quickly decided that with our crazy schedules that kittens were not a good fit any then gained a strong fondness and soft spot in our hearts for older cats. Especially over 10 years and at the shelter for a while. It was hard to see the animals in small cages and the large carts of animals euthanized at the shelter. We wanted to save them all.

Anyway, I got a beautiful grey old man cat with piercing green eyes from the shelter. He was my baby. I told him to live forever and that he was handsome and sexy. Well unexpectedly he got sick and passed away not long before I met Donnie. I was devastated and decided I had room in my heart to help another grey senior kitty.

My daughter and I went to the shelter and saw a grey and white beautiful sassy senior kitty with a red bandanna. She had been at the shelter for months because of the bandanna that meant she did not like to be picked up. We don’t tote our cats around so we met with her and fell in love. Her name was Bacchus because her parents thought she was a boy and they released her to the shelter when they got divorced and she had a sibling but I think the sibling had past… not sure on that detail. Anyway, she was sassy and beautiful. I fell in love and named her Barbie.

Barbie

She LOVED laps and did not like other cats. We all gave her space when needed. She slowly got older and skinny. She ate and played and loved cookies. She was so cute to sneak into a lap when she thought you were not paying attention. She adored Donnie and loved when he would talk and read and let her lay on his chest.

She was such a good kitty. A couple days ago I noticed she looked grumpy. I paid extra attention to how much she was eating and drinking. I gave her extra cookies and snuggles. I checked on her every time she yelled ( that was another on of her things to yell for no reason).

Yesterday I asked my daughter to come help me give her a bath. She had been outside to play a few days ago in the sun and still had not cleaned her feet. We helped her feel and smell good. Then noticed she couldn’t walk. She wouldn’t drink or eat even wet food or cookies. She was so old that our best bet in the middle of the night was to keep her comfortable. She didn’t seem to be in pain. I held her for the better part of 12 hours. I told her that Donald was on his way home.

She lifted her head when he shut the car door. When he came in she lifted her head and reached out her paw. As if to say I need you and I love you. He said he wanted it hold her to give me a break. She took her last breath shortly afterwards. We talked to her and held her and told her we loved her so much. We will take her to be cremated tomorrow and I may have to mention this on the show.

My heart has a large hole for her now. I miss her dearly and my house seems empty. I still have three cats and I snuggle two of them last night. Loss is really hard and the holidays make it worse. When I was caring for her and keeping her comfortable to wait for her Donald I realized that nothing else mattered. I could have cleaned or cooked. I couldn’t focus on the tv or a book. I didn’t want her to feel alone. My heart needed her to know that she was loved and not alone.

Hug your loved ones tight today. People and animals. Take a moment to let them know you love them and how important they are to you. I have one senior cat now and I plan to spoil her rotten.

See you tomorrow on the show, Donald and Christie Rose

Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 12/07 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Emotions and Feelings Part 4

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Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We are talking about how emotions and feelings affect the mind and body. We will talk about creating healthy boundaries and emotional intelligence. We will also share some personal emotional stories.

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Source: Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 12/07 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Holidays are Emotional for Us

Tomorrow we are going to share a little bit about why the holidays are emotional times for us. My mother passed away when I was a new mom. She was only 37. I miss her dearly and it is emotional to think I am older than my mom.

Donald lost his father when he was a new father and he is thankful for the time he had. However holidays are a time for family and when someone is missing in your life for any reason it can be difficult as the holidays approach.

Although loss is part of life it is not our only focus. I am so thankful to have my two grown daughters and my two healthy and happy grandchildren. Donald has his daughter. We have plenty of reasons to be happy and thankful during this holiday season. We want to encourage you to focus on gratitude to help you heal.

Join us tomorrow 5:30pm MST to listen to our stories or share your own. Stay tuned for the link to the LIVE show.

Christie Rose, BBA, HC

Updating Website

BIG Thanks to everyone who has clicked on our site, read our blog, or listened to our show! I have been actively updating the site over the last few days and would love some feedback. What looks better? What needs work?

I plan to learn more about WordPress and continue to improve this site. I hope it is easier to navigate and find what you are looking for. I welcome comments.

Thanks again for your support!

Christie Rose

Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 11/30 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

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Emotions and Feelings Part 3

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We are talking about how emotions and feelings affect the mind and physical body.

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Source: Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 11/30 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Uncertain Times and Emotions

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I need to be really honest this week and be vulnerable. We have been stressed. We are stressed about finances and the effect that COVID is having on our finances. Finances puts a strain on our relationship and we both get emotional. I have added stress in my volunteer training, interviewing for an online sorority, finals week, and my upcoming surgeon appointment.

Thank you for reading this far. I do not intend to rant and vent the whole time I promise. I just needed to set the stage and let you in on some of the things that are affecting our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I am really excited about this upcoming show tomorrow because it gives us some time to focus on something we can control. I don’t mean that we can control others when they call in, I mean that we are the hosts and we set the stage.

Now the reason I started out by being vulnerable and honest is so that you can better understand that we struggle with some of the same uncertainty about our finances and future as everyone else. The fear of COVID is the worst part. Not our fear of COVID but the fear of everyone around us that is not participating in the buying, selling, and obtaining services that make our economy function. We each have our own personal hurdles to overcome in order to take care of our basic human needs.

We had a relationship discussion this morning and it reminded me that we get so stressed from things we can’t control and things we pile onto our workload. We need to take better care of ourselves and our loved ones. Do we feel loved? Are we showing love? It can be as simple as that. During these uncertain times we need to take a step away from the stress and worry because so many things are out of our control and focus on what we can control. We can control how we feel, how we act, and how we treat others. Relationships are not always equal and yet the ebb and flow is what makes it interesting and gives us each a chance to show our compassion for the other person.

Please do not take your loved ones for granted. It is not necessary to spend money we don’t have to purchase gifts this holiday season. It is more important that each and every person that we love knows that we love them. Remember to show yourself love by using loving and kind words in your thoughts about yourself, treating yourself with respect and love, and honoring your natural gifts.

I plan to smile and tell Donald that I love him today. I also plan to prepare a nice hot meal for when he gets home from work. None of this will cost me any money, but it is just a fraction of how I plan to show him that I love him and appreciate all that he does for me. What are you going to do for your loved ones today? You can comment or send me an email to let me know. Here is another tip: if you tell someone that you are going to do something you are more likely to follow through. If you need an accountability coach I’m here.

See you tomorrow at 5:30pm MST,

Donald and Christie Rose

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Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 11/23 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

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Emotions and Feelings Part 2

Note: This is a very sensitive topic for some individuals. Please proceed with caution if you may be triggered. We encourage you to contact us or reach out to your support system if you need help processing this show.

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We will continue our conversation about emotions and feelings. We want to address emotional intelligence and maturity. This is especially sensitive as we are experiencing a pandemic during our holiday season.

We welcome callers LIVE ON AIR! (319) 572-6208 press 1

Join us Monday’s 5:30pm MST/ 4:30pm PST

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Mental Acumen Website: https://mentalacumenradio.com/

Health Coaching website and blog: http://coachchristie.com/

Duncan’s Place Cat Sanctuary: https://duncansplace.org/

Keep Colorado Free and Open: https://keepcofree.wixsite.com/freedom

SAVA: https://savacenter.org/ SAVA Crisis Hotline: 970-472-4200

Source: Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 11/23 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Enjoy the View Around You

Elk in Loveland, Colorado

Donald took the picture above while he was out driving and saw this beautiful majestic creature. He also spotted the herd of about 50 or so nearby. It was a good reminder to stop and enjoy the beautiful scenery as we go about our day.

I remember when I first visited Loveland, Colorado and was appreciative of the beautiful scenery. Only a year or two later I would get used to my surroundings and then start to take them for granted. I dream of living somewhere with a longer growing season on a farm. However, when we take a vacation and come back home I look at my beautiful city with fresh eyes and really soak in all the awe inspiring glory that is my current home.

I still want to have my dream farm, but I do not take my current scenery for granted. We take time to go for walks and bike rides. We enjoy the changing seasons and what they have to offer. Now it is a crisp cool time of year with a special appreciation for the warmth of the sun.

Make sure to tune in tomorrow as we explore feelings and emotions in the second part of our series. I want to encourage you to be vulnerable at least with yourself and get really honest about your life goals and current life choices. We welcome you to call and chat with us ON AIR tomorrow at 5:30-7pm MST.

Donald and Christie Rose