Author Interview

When Your Loved One Is Struggling to Cope With the Loss of Employment

When Your Loved One Is Struggling to Cope With the Loss of Employment

Here it is!  The final week in the Ask Dr. McCale series.  I hope you've enjoyed reading.   I know it's been an honor to have Dr. McCale here as a guest the past 6 weeks.   Thank you, Christina! 

If you haven't checked out her book yet, click on the image for more details.

Also, if you missed any of the previous posts from this series, here are the links for your reading enjoyment:

Think It Won't Happen To You?

The Inspiration Behind Waiting For Change

Getting Over the Embarrassment:  Food Stamps and a Trip to the Food Bank

Making Big Decisions After a Layoff

Coping With Unemployment:  A Mother's Perspective

 

Q:  With 23 million Americans out of work right now, it seems the emotional impact of unemployment would be more readily understood among social circles of family and friends.   

What advice would you give someone whose loved one is having a difficult time coping with the loss of employment and income? 

I think the problem they face ...

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Coping With Unemployment: A Mother’s Perspective

Coping With Unemployment:  A Mother’s Perspective

Welcome to week 5 of 6 in the Ask Dr. McCale series.  Dr. Christina McCale is the Author of the book Waiting for Change: Impacts on life, family, work, and the new 99% reality.   A single mom facing an unemployment crisis of her own in these tough economic times, she knows the reality of joblessness all too well.

If you're just joining us, here's what we've discussed so far:

Think It Won't Happen To You?

The Inspiration Behind Waiting For Change

Getting Over The Embarrassment:  Food Stamps and a Trip to the Food Bank

Making Big Decisions After a Layoff

If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe via RSS or Email (look in the sidebar) so you won't miss a single post.

 

Q:  From a mother's role and perspective, what would you view as being the most difficult aspect of unemployment?    What has helped you cope through those difficulties? 

Certainly as parents we all want to ...

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Making Big Decisions After a Layoff

Making Big Decisions After a Layoff

Welcome to Week 4 of 6 in the Ask Dr. McCale series!  Dr. Christina McCale is the Author of the book Waiting for Change: Impacts on life, family, work, and the new 99% reality.

A single mom facing an unemployment crisis of her own in these tough economic times, she knows the reality of joblessness all too well.

I'm so glad she agreed to hang out here every Friday for this series.

Here's what we've covered so far, in case you've missed anything:

Think It Won't Happen To You?

The Inspiration Behind Waiting For Change

Getting Over the Embarrassment:  Food Stamps and a Trip to the Food Bank

If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe via RSS or Email (look in the sidebar) so you won't miss a single post.

 

Q:  Many individuals who've been laid off are making big decisions. 

Go back to school, hold out for a job in the ...

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Getting Over the Embarrassment: Food Stamps and a Trip to the Food Bank

Getting Over the Embarrassment: Food Stamps and a Trip to the Food Bank

Welcome to Week 3 of Ask Dr. McCale!

If you're just joining us for the first time, this is a 6-Week series on the hard realities of unemployment.  Our expert, Dr. McCale, recently published the book Waiting for Change: Impacts on life, family, work, and the new 99% reality. She also knows firsthand the anxiety that goes with being unemployed.

Here are the posts from this series, you may have missed so far:

Think It Won't Happen To You?

The Inspiration Behind Waiting For Change

As a reminder, Ask Dr. McCale, will be posted every Friday through August 3rd.

 

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 Q:  In your book, you mention facing the embarrassment of having to  apply for food stamps and going  to a local food bank. 

What would you say to readers who are about to face similar, yet necessary steps in their season ...

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The Inspiration Behind Waiting For Change

Welcome to our 2nd week of Ask Dr. McCale!   If you're just joining us for the first time, this is a 6-Week series on the hard realities of unemployment.  Our expert, Dr. McCale, recently published the book Waiting for Change: Impacts on life, family, work, and the new 99% reality. She also knows firsthand the anxiety that goes with being unemployed.

If you missed last week's post Think It Won't Happen To You? be sure to click over and get to know Dr. McCale a little bit better.  As a reminder, Ask Dr. McCale, will be posted every Friday through August 3rd.

If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe via RSS or Email (look in the sidebar) so you won't miss a single post. 

 

Q:  What inspired you to write the book Waiting for Change?

There were several events or influences that propelled me to write the book.

The inspiration for the book actually started several years earlier while I was still teaching.

During the financial crash, I ...

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Think It Won’t Happen To You?

Think It Won’t Happen To You?

Last week I shared a review of the book Waiting For Change, written by Dr. Christina McCale.

Dr. McCale knows first hand, the hard reality of unemployment and I'm thrilled to announce that she has agreed to participate in a 6-Week series here at UnEMPLOYED Faith.

The series, Ask Dr. McCale will be posted every Friday (starting today) through August 3rd.

Here's a sneak peek of a few of the topics that will be discussed:

  • Getting past the humiliation of food stamps and going to a food bank

  • Making big decisions after a layoff

  • Coping with unemployment, from a mother's perspective

  • How to support and talk to a loved one who is out of work

You won't want to miss this!

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First, let's get to know Dr.McCale a little better.

 

Q:  Dr. ...

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Surviving The Unemployment Journey

I'm so excited to share this with you.  My first magazine mention!!

Woo Hoo!

Several years ago I wrote a special Father's Day tribute to my dad that I was lucky enough to have published in a local newspaper column. I always thought that was the coolest thing ever!

Then I wrote and self-published my first book, and that became the coolest thing ever.

Now, I'm getting a special mention in Women's Intuition Magazine. How cool is that?!  Sorry to go all valley girl on you, but I'm so giddy over this I feel like a teenager again!!  Ha!

Anyway, check it out!   Click on the expand button and it should bring it up close and personal for you to read the article, which by the way, is a really great article about surviving unemployment.  It was written by Ann Parmenter of Hope Springs Counseling.   I think you'll enjoy it.

 

   

     

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Hard Times During Unemployment

Hard Times During Unemployment

Millions of families across the nation are dealing with the difficulty of unemployment.  And sadly, the spouse of the unemployed family member carries their own set of emotional burdens.

It's a very lonely place to be and the overwhelming emotions can often become destructive to the marriage.  There are ways to cope through this storm and deal with those feelings in healthy, fruitful, and productive ways.  Trust me, I know because I've lived it.  For three very long years.

That's why I wrote the book UnEMPLOYED Faith.

Today, I'm honored to be featured as a guest over at Spanish4Kiddos where Barbara has read my book, interviewed me on her website, and is offering a giveaway of the book too!

She asked me some really great questions about my journey and how others can find the support they need.   So please join me over there, will you?  And don't forget to enter her giveaway to WIN your copy of UnEMPLOYED Faith!

Book Tour: Hard Times during UnEmployment

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