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Reaching For The Gold, 04/06/2013

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Elderly Patients, ERs and Self Help Books
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Guests, Kim Kinder and Betsy Otter Thompson

Let’s face it. Nobody enjoys the time they spend as a patient in an emergency room. But being vulnerable to the hurried atmosphere that surrounds them, older people often find their stays in these facilities to be particularly difficult. They can become agitated within these settings and that emotional state might linger long after they have left.

To make matters easier for elderly patients, Cleveland’s University Hospitals has established a senior ER in its Richmond Road facility. Among other things it is staffed by professionals who can help the elderly and their care givers find the support that they need. Kim Kinder is an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner at this facility.

Betsy Otter Thompson has a background in many facets of the media: acting, administrative, sales. She spent 17 years in Los Angeles working as the Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Castle Rock Entertainment. But despite the fact she thoroughly enjoyed all of these adventures, she has found her real niche writing self help books, including The What Happens If… Book. And she credits her writing experiences with helping her survive some particularly rough times. She is particularly enthusiastic having an opportunity to spread her message about the importance of surrounding yourself with love.

Guest, Betsy Thompson

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Betsy Thompson
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Author, Radio Executive, Print Model, Actress, Writer
Guest Biography

In addition to Walking Through Illusion (published by O-Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd), Betsy Otter Thompson is the author of The Mirror Theory (published by Hampton Roads Publishing) and 4 self-published books through her own company, Ascension Publishing. The self-published books are now at of print except for LOVEPARENT, which is now available on Kindle and through Paypal.

   WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION: Jesus Speaks of the People who Shared his Journey (2010)
   THE MIRROR THEORY: The Way to Inner Peace, Resolution and Transformation (2005);
   The WHAT HAPPENS IF I...Book: How To Make Action/Reaction Work For You
   Instead Of Against You (1996).
   YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK: Make Your Thoughts Delicious (1993);
   LOVEHUMAN: How To Be Who You Love (1992);
   LOVEPARENT: How To Be The Parent You Hope To Be (1991);

Betsy's work has always gravitated toward the media. A native Philadelphian with a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Betsy worked as an account executive for WFIL radio in Philadelphia, and from there went to radio stations WPEN and WFLN. After that, she became a commercial print model and acted in television commercials in New York and Philadelphia. For seventeen years, she worked in Los Angeles at the motion picture and television company Castle Rock Entertainment as the Assistant to the Chairman and CEO. In August '99, she followed her boss to Warner Bros. as he took a new position there as President and COO, and became his Executive Assistant. She is now writing full time. Betsy's writing began unexpectedly while going through an especially difficult time in her life. She believes that her books were the answer to her prayers.

Reaching For The Gold

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A publishing journalist and a college instructor Harriet finds that these two careers have much in common as they both demand honing communication skills every day. Harriet instructs her students almost exclusively online and her writing is published in print and over the web. Times change but the need to speak to your audience by being concise, yet intriguing, is key.