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Episode 162

Can you find humor in the midst of a caregiving journey? Minty Swanson, a caregiver for her husband Chris, who’s battling non-small cell lung cancer and carcinoid cancer, certainly can. Join us to talk about the difficulties they’ve faced, especially during the pandemic, and how they’ve found joy even in tough times, laughing together at silly things and planning for the future while cherishing the present.

As a caregiver, grief can sometimes sneak up on you. Minty shares her unexpected journey with grief and the importance of recognizing and processing it for self-care. We also dive into how God has been present in her caregiving journey, providing beautiful moments of reflection and peace. Learn how Minty has learned to prioritize self-care by spending quality time with her grandkids, channeling her emotions into mixed media artworks, and relying on Jesus and his unfailing word to guide her through life’s challenges.


(0:02)       Caregiving and Finding Humor
(7:04)       Grief and Caregiving
(13:37)    Caregiver Peace and Contentment

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Minty Swanson

Minty Swanson

Minty and her husband Chris live in Georgia. They have been married for almost 9 years, and together they have 5 grown children, and 8 grandchildren.

She is a mixed media artist, loves working in her flower garden, cooking, and is beginning to write a little bit.


*Transcript is an actual recount of the live conversation

            Meet Your Host

Rayna Neises

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Rayna Neises, ACC

Author of No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season, Editor of Content Magazine, ICF Certified Coach, Speaker, Podcast Host, & Positive Approach to Care® Independent Trainer offering encouragement, support, and resources to those who are in a Season of Caring for Aging Parents.

Her passion is for those caring and their parents, so that both might be seen, not forgotten & cared for, not neglected.

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  1. Elizabeth

    At first I thought this podcast really didn’t pertain to me, but I was very wrong. The grief experienced while a person is still alive surprised me and is difficult to navigate. It was so reassuring and comforting to hear your guest today. I thank you and Minty for the courage to talk about her journey. One day at a time God gives us the strength we need.

    • Rayna Neises

      Elizabeth, thank you so much for sharing. I think the emotional part of caregiving is the most surprising. I was blessed by Minty’s vulnerability as well. Blessings, Rayna



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