Nichole Lindemier BSN, RN is a Neuro-Rehabilitation Nurse, educator and freelance writer based in Michigan who has 15 years of experience caring for adults in Emergency, Long-Term Care and Assisted Living settings. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan-Flint and is currently pursuing her degree as aFamily Nurse Practitioner with the University of Cincinnati. Nichole is also the Nurse Planner for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s annual FallConference and Origami Rehabilitation’s annual Brain Injury Symposium. Nichole has a passion for writing, education, and public health, and truly believes that you can change the world with compassion, empathy and in the service of others.
Connor McChurch is a native of Nashville, Tennessee where he currently is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Connor’s specific license gives him Preceptorship status in the State with Administrator-In-Training applicants who desire to become an Administrator. Connor has operated Nursing Homes and Senior Living facilities in both urban and rural areas since 2013, and has touched every aspect of Senior Living operations. Connor specializes in many aspects of Nursing Home operations including Personnel Staff Satisfaction, 5 Star Quality Metrics, Reimbursement Management, and Quality Assurance.
Connor began his career in 2013 with Signature Healthcare, a large national provider of Skilled Nursing Care headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2017, Connor managed a cluster of Nursing Homes in two states and provided oversight and management to 10 management teams. During his 7 year career with Signature, Connor’s teams attained numerous intra-company milestones for both financial and clinical outcomes. Connor was finally designated as a Special Projects Administrator, helping struggling facilities stabilize and “turn around” for the organization. Connor has since found other opportunities in Long-Term Care with other providers, as well as managing a large multi-service Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Tennessee.
Aside from Nursing Facility Licensure, Connor also holds a Health Insurance Agent License in Tennessee. This license has enhanced his knowledge of the co-relationship both the Nursing Home Industry and the Insurance industry share.
Connor has also obtained a Six Sixma Black Belt certification. Starting in the industry in 2013, Connor quickly noticed the amount of waste and inefficiency and how this ultimately affects clinical outcomes and business outcomes for Long-Term Care settings.By studying the various Lean tools, systems, and techniques, Connor can apply this advanced skill set to better impact Nursing Home operations system integrity of his Nursing Facilities.
Connor has been leading high-impact teams since his early teens. Having a sports background and having played football collegiately, Connor understands how critical high-impact Leadership is for Nursing Facilities and Senior Living campuses. Connor’s Leadership style can be described as being a positive force, an optimistic and likeable Leader, and a results-oriented and energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
Connor began blogging in 2021 in an effort to join other Industry peers in sharing a unique but alarming perspective on the Skilled Nursing environment through his personal experiences and perspective as a Nursing Home Administrator.
In his spare time, Connor is a board member of the Tyler McChurch Memorial Foundation; a foundation in memoriam of his late brother who tragically passed away in 2013. Through this foundation, the organization organizes and funds various Youth support programs in Tennessee. Connor is originally from Clinton, Iowa however has called Tennessee home for much of his life. Connor is a husband and father of two children, and enjoys camping, hiking, golfing, sports events and concerts.
With multiple family members currently in senior living facilities, David is in the trenches every week, learning the ins and outs of nursing homes, assisted living, memory care, and general senior living.
I was lucky enough to grow up on six acres of land in Oregon. Although I was surrounded by plants and nature it was not until I moved to a small island in the pacific ocean that I began my interest in gardening.
As an environmental education volunteer in Fiji I got to do a variety of amazing things but one thing I learned then, that I still use today, was how to compost. In my small village overlooking the ocean, I learned to grow fruits and vegetables, compost household waste and be flexible when trying new things.
Upon my return to the United States I had a far deeper understanding of how food impacts our health and the environment. This led me to become very interested in vegetable gardening, small scale food production, permaculture and food forests.
While living in Seattle I finally got a small garden to call my own and began experimenting. From the realm of food forests and permaculture I planted blueberry bushes and an apple tree. For vegetables I have tried everything from broccoli to zucchini. Sometimes I succeeded and sometimes I didn’t, but almost every day I learned something new in my garden.
A few years ago I upgraded to an even bigger yard and garden space which allowed for even more experimenting. It also came with a teaching opportunity as I began to garden with my daughter. I believe teaching kids to garden is an amazing way to connect them to their food, the environment and themselves.
Kids will enthusiastically eat vegetables they grew themselves. So much so that most of our sugar snap peas, carrots and radishes never make it into the house!
I now use my writing to encourage other people to grow things. I have also softened slightly in my vegetable obsession and now embrace the beautiful possibilities of flowers.
As an experienced gardener & landscaper on my own property over the last 20 years, I'm excited to share the things I've learned along the way, as I continue to learn.
Kiesha Joseph is an avid gardener dedicated to simple urban gardening on a budget. She enjoys sharing her Zone 9B Inland Empire, California garden experiences, as well as inexpensive DIY landscaping techniques related to both hardscapes and softscapes.
Kiesha's Gardening Journey
Her gardening journey began in March 2021 when the mask hysterians emptied store shelves, leaving her household without much food. There was also a newborn baby in the house, and there was a shortage of baby formula at the time.
After recovering from her own hysterical experience at Sam’s Club, she decided her family would never sacrifice eating healthy foods again, no matter what was happening in the world. She decided then and there that she would take more control over what her family ate.
Kiesha's Garden Is Born
So, she started Kiesha's Garden right in her backyard and began growing her own foods. She’s been amazed at how far it’s come within a little over one year. What amazes her even more, is how much she’s learned simply by being hard-headed and defying the instructions on the backs of seed packages.
Although Kiesha doesn’t condone following this tactic, she is quite proud of the many things this practice has helped her learn. This led her to develop her own style of urban gardening and landscaping.
Ky loves experimenting in the garden, even if the project seems to be a failure. According to her, she does not learn from her successes. She learns from her failures. And that’s why she is determined to keep experimenting.
About Kiesha Joseph
Kiesha, also referred to by friends as Ky – rhymes with dye, by and fry – is a 50-somethings urban gardener who believes that everyone should be able to grow their own foods, even if they’re on a strict budget.
She understands how expensive it is to purchase so-called organic foods in grocery stores. And most low-income consumers don’t even know that buying from local Farmer’s Markets gets them lower prices and certified organically grown, farm-to-table fresh products.
Ky is working toward selling her own produce at her local Farmer’s Market in 2022. She also plans to become a Riverside County Master Gardener someday.
Gardening on a Budget
Her goal as an urban organic gardener is to help people create productive gardening spaces without spending more than it costs to shop at their local markets. That means providing tips, tricks, bloopers and videos on low-cost, effective, efficient and easy ways to create garden beds, pathways, in-ground beds, pollinator gardens, amend soil and more.
100% Organic Gardening
As a child of a Baby Boomer, Ky has been listening to negative reports on such brands as Miracle Grow since the 1970s. During this past year of researching and practicing natural gardening, she conducted a lot of research on what is and what is not organic.
Believing in 100% organic gardening, you will never catch her using such controversial brands in her yards. Follow her journey for budget-friendly gardening and landscaping techniques.
Hi! My name is Paul, and I am the founder of Gadget Form - a website I created to give gadget reviews and help people solve the most common tech problems with simple step-by-step guides.
I'm excited to announce that Gadget Form was acquired by Retire Fearless in March, 2023.
My goal is simple: It's to help people get the most out of their devices and gadgets, whether it's by guiding them to choose which smartphone or tablet to buy next, teaching them how to tweak their favorite apps, or revealing a shortcut or secret feature they never knew they had!
As a former IT industry analyst and mobile technology expert, I am still actively involved in the tech world. I've had the privilege of teaching thousands of people the ins and outs of their gadgets. Now I’m here to share that with you.
If you love gadgets, then you're going to love my site—no more rabbit holes, just helpful and straightforward content.
What Is Gadget Form? (Now Retire Fearless)
Gadget related content where you can find reviews and guides on gadgets and electronics like laptops, tablets, smartphones, TVs, gaming consoles. If it plugs in or runs on batteries, then there is a good chance that Retire Fearless has content about it (at least that's our goal.
You will find nothing but helpful information about technology, reviews, and guides.
I'm Michael Moris. I've been sailing my whole life. My love for sailing has taken me to places I never imagined. From the Caribbean to Europe, from New Zealand to South America - there's nowhere that hasn't felt like home when you're on a boat! The ocean has always called to me, and I am often lost in the vast blue expanse of water that surrounds us on all sides.
Hi, my name is Lisa Rapaport, a health & weight loss nut from San Diego California. I offer help and support to people who are trying to lose weight and get healthy. I'm here to help you find the right tools you need to get started!
I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life. Being 200 pounds was my breaking point, and that’s when I decided to get serious about losing weight. I had been in and out of different weight loss programs over the years without ever finding something that worked for me. I felt hopeless, like nothing I tried worked. I decided that if I was going to lose weight for good, I needed to do something different. I needed to change the way I thought about food and exercise. I started reading about nutrition and was more thoughtful about what I ate and how I got moving each day. I started to love myself more and I got to be mindful of how I was treating my body. Seeing results made me feel stronger and more energized, and within eight months, I had lost over 60 pounds! I finally reached my goal weight for the first time in my adult life!
And that was just the beginning for me. I was ready to help others who were going through the same struggles that I had experienced. I believe that everyone is capable of achieving their weight loss goals - they just need the right information and support to get them started.
Hi! My name is Kevin. I've spent several years with home related companies and projects. Now I'm sharing what I've learned. Let me know if you've got any tips and tricks that would be great to share with the community!