What is the Sandwich Generation?
My wife and I work with parents in the Sandwich Generation, parents stuck between raising their children and taking care of elderly and aging parents.
In our life, we are in that situation ourselves and have met so many parents who have to also deal every day with stress, exhaustion, fear and, worry because they are dealing with the daily care of a senior and handling their own kids.
Our passion now is helping parents in that situation get through the transitions, anxiety and fears of their aging parents while handling their own children’s needs.
What do you do?
That’s where we come in.
Your elderly parents need your help, your children want your attention and you are sandwiched in between. What can you do?
One aging parent can no longer drive and you have to take the keys away.
When your parent can’t live on their own and you have to have that conversation.
Your parent slips and breaks a hip and their cognitive skills begin to diminish
When and how to know their financial information to help them in their later years
You have to advocate for your aging parents in a nursing facility
Your live a distance from your aging parent and have to handle their care
Your own kids feel neglected and need attention
“I can't do it all and I don't know what to do!”
We are there too! We have parents in that place of needing our help. Luckily for us Gina has been working with the elderly population in senior care as an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years. She understands the needs of our aging parents and we now help other parents advocate for their parents.
Sarah, single mother of one, talks about her experience with Focused Healthy Family
Nicole, mother of two, talks about her experience with Focused Healthy Family
“I wasn’t sure what I was walking into since I’d only seen EFT done in a movie on The Food Channel about a year back and here I found myself in a situation that needed to be faced immediately. My health declined rapidly past year even though I’d already started taking steps towards change mentally/ physically/ spiritually.
Honestly, it was a big let down in my mind bc I thought why am I being punished, who’s punishing me and what’s the reason behind this. I’m a good person and why does this shit have to happen to me? As I curse myself, my God and everyone in my life I knew something had to change. I began a new holistic treatment healing myself from the inside out, through healing foods, herbs, exercise, and a choice of tapping or massage.
I’d had already heard the word that Donald had helped so many but honestly, I thought I’ve already done work on myself through spiritual readings and meditation amongst other practices. “What more do I really need mentally? “ I asked myself. Then boom the pandemic started peeling off its ugly layers and I was soon isolated and separated from the planet so I signed up for an EFT session not expecting too much to come out of it since I’d already mastered my mind ( now said in a sarcastic tone).
So here we are, Donald and I, meeting for the first time through a virtual world. Let me also say I’m not really a fan of virtual anything. I need interaction, I need to be in a room with someone so I can sense their intentions and get a feel for if I like to trust them. So here we are, a virtual world he on one end me far away on the other. The lesson began, slowly learning the process he walked me through it at which I didn’t know what I was really being walked through but there we were. My eyes closed starting out with a base layer problem. At that point on he magically and gently guided me through a path of which turned and twisted and guided me really deep into my past, my psyche and apparently a lot of pain I had stored. With every session, I would say “this was amazing, this was so needed” and thanked him profusely for the healing that came from this. Every session seemed to get better and better. I personally have so much to thank him for. I never realized how much I was holding in and how things found a way to relate that i could have never imagined. It all made so much sense.
So as I continue with my healing process I have to say I’m so thankful I had this opportunity to try something new. It has made a huge mark in my recovery. Truly profound and if you come across him please don’t pass this up. I’m forever grateful for he taught me to give myself Grace. Thank you Donald, words will never be able to describe how grateful I am.
~ WC-P Charlotte (May, 2020)
“Let me start by saying just 8 months ago I could barely stand more than 30 minutes, no energy, pain everywhere, and feeling terrible overall. No doctor could figure out what was wrong with me. I finally found a Naturopath who figured out I had an autoimmune and immune system dysfunction (mostly neurological). Healing started slow until I was introduced to Don, an EFT instructor. It’s challenging to put into words what Don and his wealth of knowledge have done for me. Our one hour sessions were full of practical application and education to allow me independence and control over my health. Believe me when I tell you this IS the piece of the puzzle your looking for! 8 months into my healing journey and I have more energy than ever, exercising 5 days per week, and returned to living my life!”
~ JT from Texas (March, 2020)
“…I’m feeling more peace and contentment with where I am at and where I am going. Your comments about contrast and about the process/journey of accomplishing goals/desires were so helpful. To start realizing I am on a journey and I don’t have to be at the destination right now but have time to get there and should take the time to get is there is amazing. I’m learning how to enjoy and appreciate the journey.”
~ MS from Texas (October, 2019)
From the Holistic Wellness Center in Ft. Mill, SC where I work with their patience I get testimonials…
“Let me start by saying that I was a HOT MESS when I first came to this center. Sleep deprived, anxious, depressed, confused – turns out I had a host of symptoms laying under the surface (thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, zinc deficits, etc.) that had been “misdiagnosed” by previous doctors. I LITERALLY had blood work done a week before I came here, and conventional medicine didn’t see anything wrong! When I say that these guys get at the underlying symptoms, they will uncover just about everything you can think of and more. It will blow your mind! Dr. Boyle is brilliant, and I’m so grateful for everything he has done for me. Brittany, Mikela, Mary Beth, Katie – these guys have all been so compassionate and gracious. Also, I am incredibly grateful for Don, the EFT instructor – those sessions helped me in remarkable ways. While I still have work to do with my health goals, I’m in a much better place than when I first started – and I’m more prepared for the road ahead. Thank you HWC!”
~ E.D. Who is a patient of Holistic Wellness Center (August, 2019)
“I started working with Don when I felt like I had hit the bottom. I was struggling with a traumatic birth experience and subconsciously directing my hurt, frustration and anger towards the people I love most – my husband and daughter. Through our weekly EFT sessions, we have worked together to uncover some deeply seeded issues that have effected me greatly in my marriage, parenting and general relationships. After a session, I feel as though another layer of my onion has been shed and new light shines from my soul. Now four months later, I feel like a new person and a kinder, more loving mother and wife. My relationship with my daughter has blossomed. Now we rarely experience a power struggle, and I am able to redirect and release my frustration by utilizing tapping and surrogate tapping.
Don is a kind soul and approaches each of our sessions with the utmost care and truly without judgment. I feel like I can honestly express my feelings through tapping, and Don is extraordinary in the way he guides me through uncovering and healing past and current issues. Tapping is a daily practice for me, and I’m so happy Don taught me this invaluable technique.”
~ Megan – Virginia (October, 2016)
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