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Healing Ties

The Waiting Room Revolution

  • S9E15
  • 49:59
  • July 13th 2021

Dr. Hsien Seow and Dr. Samantha Winemaker have worked their entire careers helping those who are facing serious illnesses.

For years, they often heard patients and families say they felt unprepared and overwhelmed.

Despite years of education, research, and advocacy, they continued to hear patients and families say “Why didn’t anyone tell me that sooner…”

They started the Waiting Room Revolution movement because they wanted to improve the patient and family illness experience.

They wanted to educate …and build a community to share deeply human stories about caring for others.  Because Palliative care shouldn’t be a scary word.

Listen in and learn how Hsien and Sammy are creating Healing Ties all around us!

Healing Ties

Beyond Caregiving...How do care?

How do we care for our family, friends, and the strangers we meet? How do we care for the community we live in?

How do we heal the physical, social, financial, spiritual aspect of our life, and the lives of those around us?

We do this by creating Healing Ties!

By sharing their stories with host Christopher MacLellan, our guests reveal how they are creating Healing Ties in their community by their words, actions, and deeds.

Meet the Team

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Christopher MacLellan

Affectionately known as “The Bow Tie Guy" in the vast network of family caregivers, Christopher MacLellen is the Author of "What's The Deal with Caregiving" and the host of Healing Ties podcast featured on The Whole Care Network.

The story of Chris and his deceased partner, Richard Schiffer was chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated story “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey” about their journey of caregiving. Seen by over 500,000 people world-wide the story told of the challenges that LGBT partners have in dealing with the medical and legal system, but it also told of the love and joy that Richard’s last years had on their relationship.

Chris' masters degree thesis, Caregiving, Stress and its Impact on the Work Place was accepted by the faculty at Gonzaga University in 2016 where he earned a masters degree in Leadership and Communication.

Chris founded the Whole Care Network in 2016, presents regularly on topics that impact family Caregivers and now is Aging Gayfully after caregiving has ended.