When people ask me how I am, I’m not sure what they mean.
Are they just following social norms and niceties or are they really asking me about my overall well-being? I think it’s a social reflex; I definitely don’t think they want to know about my emotional state. But what does this really mean, how ARE we? How can we measure our well-being and does it relate to our physical, emotional or spiritual self? Who defines emotional wellness and is it a fluid and evolving concept? This week’s guest, Dr. Lawana Gladney, author of “If you’re in the driver’s seat, why are you lost? A Roadmap to an Amazing Life,” joins me in discussing what emotional wellness is and how to achieve it no matter what our circumstances are.
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Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on…
Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on Dementia and decision-making capacity. She works with seniors living autonomously, in care facilities, in acute care at the hospital, and who are living with family. Stephanie also provides training and consultation to families, the Alzheimer’s Society, community groups, financial and legal institutions and at professional conferences. She hosts her own weekly podcast called Caregivers’ Circle. She founded Erickson Resource Group which offers holistic services to seniors and their families. Check out her free guide to initiating conversations with aging relatives.