Connecting is Caring: GOING BEYOND THE CALL OF SENIOR CARE IN THE SILVER TSUNAMI ERA

A Silver Tsunami
Baby boomers are retiring. Census data shows up to 11.8 million people in the U.S. are eighty years old or older, according to Age and Sex Composition in the United States: 2019 (https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2019/demo/age-and-sex/2019-age-sex-composition.html). That number is expected to grow two and a half times by 2050. If you consider the population of people sixty-five and older today, that number will triple. The number of people who are getting to an age where they will need some level of personal care to get them through their golden years is staggering.

What does it take to provide a higher level of care? Or, more exactly, what’s the definition of care? Is it providing meals and fresh clothes and linens, or is there more to care about than that? Isn’t there more to life for the elderly? How do you make home care a fulfilling or liberating experience for a client who has cognitive decline? Or how do you make home care a trusted service for someone who has just been a victim of elder financial abuse? “Communication Is Connecting, and Connecting Is Caring” was our driving motto as we entered this segment, to provide care at a superior level.


Meet Santhosh Gopinathan

“IT TAKES HANDS TO BUILD A HOUSE, BUT A HEART TO BUILD A HOME”

Sam Gopinathan is the CEO of New Wave Home Care, Inc. New Wave Home Care is a licensed premier provider of non medical private duty home care services. New Wave Home Care, Inc based in Pasadena, CA.

Many companies subscribe to a one-size-fits-all attitude when it comes to sending a caregiver out to their client’s home. We don’t. At New Wave Home Care, we understand a successful placement only happens when a caregiver’s personality and skill set is carefully matched with the needs of the client. A warm, supportive connection is everything. When you call New Wave Home Care, of course you’ll get access to a huge range of services, including medication management, transportation, light housekeeping, and meal preparation. But it’s not just about what we do. It’s about who we are. Our home care agency is based around treating each client with the respect, admiration and concern that seniors deserve.

Saving Taylor

She is a woman on the run…

Taylor Allen is an eyewitness to a double murder. Raised in the church, she only sang for the Lord until her father sold her to pay off his gambling debts to the local Opera House. Taylor’s voice is a magnet that draws in crowds but not even her talent can save her from a murderer. After a brutal attack she runs for her life.

He’s taken hostage by a desperate young woman…

Why should he care what happens to her? On the train to New York, they are hunting for the woman that robbed and set fire to a saloon, killing the owner, and burning down several buildings in the process. How did she end up in his private sleeper car with a gun pointed at him?

John Fielding Jr. is determined to help prove her innocence and claim her heart in the process.


Meet Lynn Landes

Lynn Landes is a Best-Selling, Illumination Award-Winning Author. Lynn is the author of multiple novels that span several genres and timelines. Faith, action-adventure, and romance always seem to find their way into her books. If you love clean romance and action-adventure with a touch of suspense, you will love Lynn’s books. You can learn more about her at www.followlynnsthread.com.

My God My Man: Find True Love in a World Filled with Lust

“We live in a world awash in love stories. Most of them are lies. They are not love stories at all – they are lust stories, sex fantasy stories, domination stories. From the cradle we are fed on lies about love.” – Introduction to Hosea by Eugene Peterson, The Message Bible

My God My Man is based upon my own adventure into the Book of Hosea, the Old Testament Prophet of Love. It details a journey I embarked upon one hot summer day on a beach in South Texas. Little did I know that I was about to be rescued from a lifetime of lust stories, and invited into a lasting story about love.

God calls Himself “Ishi” in Hosea 2:16 which is the Hebrew name for “my man.” It is a term of endearment that Hebrew women use to lay claim to their loving husbands. Why is God calling Himself a name my eyes had never seen, my ears had never heard, and my heart had never received?

As I studied more and more about the enigmatic Ishi, I found myself meandering down a path where where faith and scholarship walked hand in hand. It was on this journey where lust was lost, with all the pain from my past, and where love was found, with all the promises for my future.

By embracing the truths within My God My Man, I am certain you will discover a pathway for healing your hurting heart. You will leave a world filled with lustful lies far behind, and enter into a life overflowing with lasting love.

It is a journey worth taking. I promise. He is who He says He is: My God My Man.


Meet Sandra Leslie White

With a Masters in World Mission and Evangelism from Asbury Theological Seminary, Sandra Leslie White has been working within business and ministry for 20 years as a humanitarian, pastor and preacher in the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.

As a community leader and horse lover, Sandra is the recipient of numerous
awards including “Leading Woman of Kentucky” by Business Lexington Magazine
for her work with women and Thoroughbreds in the racing industry. 

In recent years, Sandra has expanded her vision for women by developing her
own life coaching program, writing her first book, and becoming a radio
personality. Her radio show, “Lifting the Veil”, is heard live every weekday
and is streamed simultaneously on Facebook LIVE. Sandra is dedicated to
helping women make a genuine connection to God through His Word, and to
challenging them to apply the Word to enhance their everyday lives.

The Sensitive Stone: A Transformational Journey to Discovering your Inner Rock

In the eyes of many, people who are too emotional are coined too sensitive. They do not have a “backbone” and need to have “thick skin”. While this is true that we are “too sensitive”, it is also true that we have this amazing ability to constantly overextend ourselves to help others through their trials and tribulations. We love too hard, lose ourselves in other people’s ideas of us, and exhaust ourselves, succumbing to emotional and mental instability such as having meltdowns, anxiety, and anger issues.

This “journeying” is for those who are ready to transition from being the go-to doormat to becoming the STONE that courageously and unapologetically says “NO!” It is for those who have reached their limits and are ready to cultivate and master the art of their own truth and happiness.

Part 1: Being a Sensitive one—You discover the patterns leading to the detrimental habits that caused you to lose yourself.

Part 2: Becoming a Sensitive Stone—you learn to “toughen up” while maintaining your compassion.

Part 3: Balancing the Stone—with any power there is balance that must be exercised otherwise you risk losing yourself again.

Part 4: Affirmations and Practices—These little gems remind you of your efforts no matter how small they are and help you continue to grow into the self you are meant to be!

As one embarks on this journey, they are still maintaining their compassionate nature, but through their newfound inner strength, they will live confidently, boldly, and peacefully.

Here’s to you!


Meet Tamika Thomas

T. S. Thomas has been a frequent contributor for Flawless-Life Magazine as a Lifestyle Content Writer, focusing on emotional and spiritual well-being. Since then spiritual growth has continued to be her focus. Embarking on her own journey to discovering inner peace, she found her true purpose—to experience the beauty of life and to guide others through their trials so they may embark on their own journey to discovering inner peace. To showcase her level of creativity, she has also attended The Institute of Children’s Literature and though her focus is in the non-fiction arena, she has written a fiction novel, “The Black Stone”, which largely touches on developing self as it brings the characters from the pains and struggles of life to the gains of strength and courage.  

“Writing is all I’ve ever known, and I find that words are the healing stones for the most helpless of souls and the most dying of hearts. If your will and desire to transform your life are as strong as your pain, then there is a jewel to be found in the darkest corner of your life.” -T. S. Thomas

Last Chance California

Are We All Doomed to Become Our Parents?

Terrified he’s becoming just like his father, Wyatt Lewis, a disillusioned millennial, breaks up with his fiancée to chase his childhood dream – a fresh start in Southern California.

Once in San Diego, Wyatt reunites with an old friend, Summer Harrison, while falling hard for the elusive and free-spirited, Leah Murphy. Summer and Leah show Wyatt a dazzling world littered with lavish speakeasies, egregious drug use, and overpriced cocktails. Surrounded by fake glamor and stuck in a terrible corporate job, Wyatt’s escape turns into his worst nightmare.

Overworked, alone, and filled with regret, the aspiring writer spirals down a self-destructive path that forces him to confront the violent past he ran away to California to forget.

In his raw, hilarious, and dark debut novel, Brian Price showcases our world, on the verge of the COVID-19 pandemic, through the eyes of a sarcastic and stubborn narrator as he attempts to drown his family’s demons.


Meet Brian Price

Brian Price worked in the marketing and communications industry for nine years. The Public Relations Society of America, American Business Awards, and Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals are a few of the organizations that awarded his work.

But who actually cares about that?

He certainly doesn’t.

Sick of bookshelves being stuffed with bureaucrats’ memoirs and snake-oil entrepreneurs using books as sales funnels, Brian wrote a novel, Last Chance California.

If he isn’t reading or writing, Brian is probably playing with his rescue pup, Bucky, or ranting about the government. He resides in Southern New Jersey

Sexual Addiction, Sexual Health Recovery, Addiction & Recovery, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Marriage & Long-Term Relationships, Healthy Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting

Every person today knows someone who has been impacted by the devastating effects of sexual brokenness in one of its various manifestations – porn addiction, affairs, sexual compulsivity and sex addiction. The individuals and couples who have been affected by sexual brokenness in the form of sexual betrayal universally report that it is one of the most emotionally gut-wrenching experiences anyone can endure. They will often describe it as feeling “worse than death,” and many say they would rather die. Roane and Eva Hunter offer a raw and transparent account of the difficult path they have traveled together in dealing with sexual addiction. The result is their ability to offer a comprehensive road map for recovery. In addition to their own personal experiences, they are able to share as two seasoned and highly respected mental health professionals who have now field-tested this process of healing with countless couples through their clinical practice. The result is carefully crafted advice for discovering how to find the true intimacy of knowing and being known.


Meet Roane Hunter

Roane and Eva Hunter are Marriage and Family Counselors specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. They maintain a private practice in Madison, MS (LifeWorks.MS), with three offices and a team of sixteen therapists. They are both Licensed Professional Counselors, National Board-Certified Counselors, Certified Sex Addiction Therapists-Supervisors (CSAT-S), Certified Clinical Sex Addiction Specialists (CCSAS), Clinical Associates with the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists (ABCST), and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapists-Supervisors (CMAT-S). They are World Conference speakers for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) with over sixty years of combined experience working in the area of sexual wholeness while ministering to individuals and couples in recovery from sexual brokenness. They are popular speakers at churches, seminars, and retreats, sharing their remarkable journey from false intimacy to redemptive intimacy.

Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice

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A heartbreaking doctor’s visit. A fate she never saw coming. She’d dig deep for the strength she so desperately needed…

Seattle, 2015. Jenny Lisk was happy with a perfectly normal, busy life. But after the usual bustling week, Friday night turned from downtime into mild alarm when her forty-three-year-old spouse shared that he’d been feeling dizzy. And after ten days of his condition steadily worsening, she still wasn’t prepared for the stunning news: He was terminally ill.

Reeling from his diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor, Jenny suddenly became not only a wife, mother, and career woman, but also a cancer-patient caregiver and parent of grieving children. And her many fears and uncertainties swirled around one relentless question:

Did she have what it takes to help her young family survive?

Through a vulnerable, honest account of preparing for the death of a loved one, Jenny shares tips and information about childhood grief, how to be there for mourning friends, and ways online communities provide essential support. And for those who feel lost and alone, or are grappling with any kind of loss, her deeply personal journey provides a universal beacon of hope.

Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice is a brave and raw narrative that doesn’t pull any punches on the realities of caregiving and bereavement. If you like captivating stories, authentic inspiration, and understanding the grieving process, then you’ll find encouragement in Jenny Lisk’s touching memoir.

Buy Future Widow to rebuild a life today!


Meet Jenny Lisk

Jenny Lisk is an award-winning author and widowed mom who is dedicated to helping widowed parents increase their family’s well-being.

In her book, Future Widow, Jenny draws on her personal and professional experience to provide a real-life guide for surviving and thriving while raising grieving children.

As host of The Widowed Parent Podcast, Jenny has done more than 100 interviews with experts, seasoned widowed parents, and people who lost a parent at a young age. Her podcast brings much-needed resources to parents, helping them feel less lost and alone.

Hungry for Life: A Memoir Unlocking the Truth Inside an Anorexic Mind

In this painfully moving memoir, take a firsthand look at anorexia through the eyes of a young girl. Even in kindergarten, Rachel Richards knows something isn’t right. By leading us through her distorted thoughts, she shines a light on the experience and mystery of mental illness.

As she grows up, unable to comprehend or communicate her inner trauma, Rachel lashes out, hurting herself, running away from home, and fighting her family. Restricting food gives her the control she craves. But after being hospitalized and force-fed, Rachel only retreats further into herself.

With a driving perfectionism, she graduates college with honors. But at sixty-nine pounds, Rachel is a shell of nervous and obsessive behaviors that have controlled her life. Years of self-harm and self-loathing have fueled the inner battles between good and evil, health and sickness, and life and death.

Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she’s constructed over the years. But her dream of a career in theater is not enough to save her. What is the secret that will finally unleash her will to recover?

If you or someone you know suffers from an eating disorder or is a concerned parent, is anxious about weight and dieting, has an addiction, or wants to learn more about the mystery of how an eating disorder develops and the multifaceted and complex road to recovery, this book is a must-read!


Meet Rachel Richards

After years of struggling with an eating disorder, author Rachel Richards turned her life around and now helps others in pain.

Returning to school after earning her BFA in theater from Hofstra University, she graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and started her own private practice in Manhattan as a licensed and board-certified massage therapist. She hosts a popular YouTube channel, has spoken at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has written several articles for Recovery Warriors, an online magazine dedicated to helping eating disorder sufferers get the treatment they need, and she has written numerous articles on health and self-care, which can be found at Rachel-Richards.com.

Watch the author’s talk at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA_H2E3jCPs

Hear her interview on Speak Up Talk Radio: http://www.speakuptalkradio.com/rachel-richards-speaks-up/

Check out her author interview: http://itswritenow.com/64188/author-interview-with-rachel-richards-of-hungry-for-life/

Read her articles in Recovery Warriors magazine: https://www.recoverywarriors.com/author/rachel-richards/

Fancy Prison: Calling BS on the Child Welfare Industry

An instinctual pull as old as time – a grandmother wanting to hold her newborn grandchild – bring readers into an unbelievable ordeal. Author Tina Fumo travels to a small town in Canada and finds herself in the most stressful situation of her life. The ‘authorities’ have apprehended her two week old granddaughter. What her and her family go through to get back their baby will absolutely shock you. You’ll wonder if this is really Canada. You will surely cry. You may even laugh. But make no mistake…what you find out in the end will make your jaw drop.


Meet Tina Fumo-Martin

Fancy Prison is Tina’s first book. It’s a memoir and plea to advocate for innocent children, all in one. Tina thinks ALL children are beautiful and deserve the utmost of our attention, energy and care. It comes on the heels of, yet another, multi million dollar, wasteful government election and Canadians have had enough. Rather than wallow in anger over government’s stupidity, Tina’s book is a call to action to solidify what is already so positive and so loving about our country and move forward as one, with our children firmly by our sides.

Bell Hammers

PRANKS. OIL. PROTEST. JOKES BETWEEN NEWLYWEDS. AND ONE HILARIOUS SIEGE OF A MAJOR CORPORATION.

Remmy grows up with Beth in Bellhammer, Illinois as oil and coal companies rob the land of everything that made it paradise. Under his Grandad, he learns how to properly prank his neighbors, friends, and foes. Beth tries to fix Remmy by taking him to church. Under his Daddy, Remmy starts the Bell Hammer Construction Company, which depends on contracts from Texarco Oil. And Beth argues with him about how to build a better business. Together, Remmy and Beth start to build a great neighborhood of “merry men” carpenters: a paradise of s’mores, porch furniture, newborn babies, and summer trips to Branson where their boys pop the tops of off the neighborhood’s two hundred soda bottles. Their witty banter builds a kind of castle among a growing nostalgia.

Then one of Jim Johnstone’s faulty Texarco oil derricks falls down on their house and poisons their neighborhood’s well.

Poisoned wells escalate to torched dog houses. Torched dog houses escalate to stolen carpentry tools and cancelled contracts. Cancelled contracts escalate to eminent domain. Sick of the attacks from Texaco Oil on his neighborhood, Remmy assembles his merry men:

“We need the world’s greatest prank. One grand glorious jest that’ll bloody the nose of that tyrant. Besides, pranks and jokes don’t got no consequences, right?”

:: PRAISE FOR LANCELOT SCHAUBERT AND BELL HAMMERS ::

“Schaubert recounts a mischievous man’s eight decades in Illinois’s Little Egypt region in his picaresque debut. Remmy’s life of constant schemes and pranks and a lifelong feud with classmate Jim Johnstone and the local oil drilling company proves consequential. This is a hoot.” 

— Publisher’s Weekly

“BELL HAMMERS is written in a style not unworthy of John Kennedy Toole and William Faulkner – the vivid characterization of Southern ethnography commingled with stark, episodic spectacle breathes with the spirit of quintessential Americana. It is a text I would happily assign in an American Novel class and would expect it to yield satisfying discourse alongside works in the canon, whether beside the sardonic prose of Mark Twain or the energetically painful narratives of Toni Morrison.”

— Dr. Anthony Cirilla

“Schaubert’s words have an immediacy, a potency, an intimacy that grab the reader by the collar and say, ‘Listen, this is important!’ Probing the bones and gristle of humanity, Lancelot’s subjects challenge, but also offer insights into redemption if only we will stop and pay attention.”

— Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl

“Myth, regret, the lore of our heritage and the subtle displays of our castes — no one so accurately and imaginatively captures the joys and sorrows of life in the Midwest as Schaubert does here. BELL HAMMERS is a Tree Grows in Brooklyn as told by Gabriel Garcia Marquez if Marquez lived in rural Illinois and only told stories to his grandkids. Seriously a delight to read.”

— Colby Williams, author of the Axiom Gold Medal winning book Small Town, Big Money

“Loved BELL HAMMERS because Lancelot wrote about people who don’t get written about enough and he did it with humor, compassion, and heart.”

— Brian Slatterly, author of Lost Everything and editor of The New Haven Review

“I’m such a fan of Lancelot Schaubert’s work. His unique view and his life-wisdom enriches all he does. We’re lucky to count him among our contributors.”

— Therese Walsh, author of The Moon Sisters and Editorial Director of Writer Unboxed


Meet Lancelot Schaubert

Two excerpts of Lancelot Schaubert’s (lanceschaubert.org) debut novel BELL HAMMERS sold to The New Haven Review ( Yale’s Institute Library ) and The Misty Review, while a third excerpt was selected as a finalist for the last Glimmer Train Fiction Open in history. He has also sold poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to TOR (MacMillan), The Anglican Theological Review, McSweeney’s, Poker Pro’s World Series Edition, The Poet’s Market, Writer’s Digest, and many similar markets.

Spark + Echo chose him for their 2019 artist in residency, commissioning him to write four short stories.

He has published work in anthologies like Author in Progress, Harry Potter for Nerds, and Of Gods and Globes — the last of which he edited and featured stories by Juliet Marillier (whose story was nominated for an Aurealis award), Anne Greenwood Brown, Dr. Anthony Cirilla, LJ Cohen, FC Shultz, and Emily Munro. His work Cold Brewed reinvented the photonovel for the digital age and caught the attention of the Missouri Tourism Board who commissioned him to write and direct a second photonovel, The Joplin Undercurrent, in partnership with award-winning photographer, Mark Neuenschwander.

He remains a committed husband to the grooviest girl on earth and is a public advocate for more free range trees. You know, Ents.