Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW

The Leading Advocate for Health Awareness & Caregiver Support
Speaker - Author - Consultant - Counselor

Media Information on Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW, who has been featured in Forbes, Parade, Good Housekeeping, Redbook , Mind Body Green  and Next Avenue Magazines.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:

Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate and Inspire

  1. Recipient of Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Best book of the year in 2010.
  2. Award Winner-Finalist for USA BookNews Best Book of the Year 2006.
  3. Winner of National Parenting Publication (NAPPA) award for best book of 2007.
  4. Winner of finalist award for Foreword Magazine 2007 non fiction Book of the year.

Role Reversal How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents:

  1. Role Reversal  became an award winning finalist in the Self-Help:Relationships Category of the 2016 Best Books Awards for 2016
  2. Caring.com named Role Reversal as 1 of the top 8 books of 2016 on Caregiving.
  3. Role Reversal Wins National Indie Books Finalist Award 2017.
  4. Role Reversal Won Honorable Mention Readers Favorite Award 2017.
  5. Thrilled to get this review from Publishers Weekly on Role Reversal @ https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-63152-091-4
  6. Role Reversal Awarded Indie Excellence Award 2016
  7. Role Reversal is Silver Award Winner of Living Now Award for Caregiving Category 2017.
  8.  Role Reversal won an Honorable Mention Award from the Florida Book Festival for General Non-Fiction Books 2018.
  9.  Role Reversal Received a Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Award  for 2018.

Radio/Podcast Interviews:

Interviews on Caregiving Topics:

  1. RockYourRetirement Show about Taking Care of Aging Parents @ http://rockyourretirement.com/sandwich-generation/taking-care-aging-parents/
  2. Such a pleasure to do a radio interview with Richard Keller at Wooden Pants Publishing. We talked about writing my books on infertility and caregiving. Listen to my interview @
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  3. So proud of this Podcast interview with Jana Panarites at Agewyz. We discussed my father, my role as his caregiver, and I offer some important caregiver tips. You can listen to it http://agewyz.com/episode-125-iris-waichler-role-reversal/
  4. Five Things to Do Before Becoming Your Parents Caregiver” https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/08/28/5-things-to-do-before-becoming-your-parents-caregiver/#5915add81656
  5. I had so much fun talking with Lisa Tahir on her All Thing Therapy radio show. We discussed my book and offered lots of caregiving tips @ https://www.latalkradio.com/sites/default/files/audio/Therapy-122718.mp3
  6. I was thrilled to be interviewed on the radio show Live From the Heartland. I spoke about my book and offered many caregiving tips. Learn more @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXl9ZGpk0O0&fbclid=IwAR2oI_NR-RWUj7H5t9IvGF84KBz-6xdxNHM52PdSFHtAcBpw4wsXDelOMN4
  7. One of the joys of my writing career has been the opportunity to meet brilliant and accomplished women authors and share ideas, life experience, support, and resources. You will see what I mean when you watch our video conference Monday, June 24, at 7:30 Central time on You Tube. We will be discussing how to “Grow from Grief.” Learn how to cope and much more @#VirginiaASimpson #IrisWaichler #LaurieKahn #MaryPlouffe #Grief #Healing#Trauma #HealingFromLoss
    To join our discussion panel: https://www.subscribepage.com/discuss
  8. I was honored to be a Guest Author at the Memory Cafe. This post includes an article I wrote about why and how I wrote Role Reversal and a video of my radio interview on Live From the Heartland @
    9.  I was thrilled to have a second interview with Sean Farjadi speaking about Stories that Empower. I shared my work and the story of helping a dear friend to die and the lessons he taught me in sharing that experience @ https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12219689?fbclid=IwAR3WVb5WsXCH9Ijbwg91NGe1ZJYRenfYzqI_cJrLWfjrH8LUdFWnWH-mWU0
    10.   I really enjoyed speaking with Connie Wilson at her Weekly Wilson podcast. We spoke about my book, Role Reversal, and about my dad’s life and my role as a caregiver. I offered insights and tips on caregiving @ https://weeklywilson.com/?fbclid=IwAR1fqhh1Xz4nEvfwcHbMGW2QrHxHRwiYPithRZne2r-dknbbwJe5LwnjHOE
     

    11. This is one of my favorite podcast interviews. So honored to talk with Calla Walshe and Leanne Hill at Have the Conversation podcast. We discussed compassionate care, loss, grief, resiliency, and the powerful lessons learned. I share my personal experience with infertility, providing care to patients, and caregiving. There is much to learn from this conversation @ https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/have-the-conversation

    12.  I was so pleased to have the opportunity to do this interview with Benjamin Diaz at Your Lot and Parcel. We discussed my book, who are caregivers, and I offered caregiving tips at https://www.buzzsprout.com/1206776/6517105

Interviews on Infertility Topics:

  1. Interview with Sylvia Browder Blog for Women Entrepreneurshttp://sylviabrowder.com/iris-waichler/
  2. Health Blossoms interview with Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen on 5 Ways to Cope With Infertility @ https://www.theadventurouswriter.com/blogbaby/dealing-with-infertility-ways-to-cope-with-not-getting-pregnant/
  3.  Interview with Norm Goldman, founder of Bookpleasures.com http://www.bookpleasures.com/websitepublisher/articles/1152/1/Meet-Iris-Iris-Waichler-Author-of-Riding-the-Infertility-Roller-Coaster-A-Guide-to-Educate-and-Inspire-and-Patient-Power-How-to-Have-a-Say-During-Your-Hospital-Stay/Page1.html
  4. Podcast Interview with Lynnis Woods-Mullins, the Wellness Journey Show on blog talk radio Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thewellnessjourneylive/2013/02/05/riding-the-infertility-rollercoaster
  5. Interview with Baron Ron Herron, kzsb am radio
  6. Radio interview with Veronica Anderson on Infertility Treatment for Women over 45
  7. Did radio show with Deb Baily on Psychology of Infertility
  8. Listen to Iris speak with Richard Keller of Wooden Pants Publishing about writing her books @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/woodenpantsnetwork/2017/08/28/the-daily-author-206-award-winning-author-iris-waichler

Magazine Interviews:

Infertility Articles:

  1. RESOLVE Family Building Magazine article “Becoming a Couple Again” at http://www.resolve.org/support/you-and-your-partner/becoming-a-couple-again.html?referrer=https://us.search.yahoo.com/
  2. Redbook Magazine article on Can Our Marriage Survive Infertility? at http://www.redbookmag.com/love-sex/relationships/advice/a4340/marriage-infertility/
  3. Chicago Parent Magazine article on Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster at http://www.chicagoparent.com/magazines/archives/2006/parenting-after-infertility
  4. Author interview with Cathy Stucker Selling Books at http://www.sellingbooks.com/iris-waichler-author-interview/
  5. Advanced Maternal Age Expert Voices http://advancedmaternalage.org/expert-voice-iris-waichler-msw-lcsw/
  6. Pretty Opinionated Interview on Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster at http://www.prettyopinionated.com/2011/08/author-guest-post-iris-waichler/
  7. Interview with the Chicago Tribune for article called What It’s Like Becoming a Parent after 40 @ https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-older-parents-1120-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1nYExlyuee8um3DMuPojjWAxcqcd1r_VHXFWX7acIriKAH7YZXcrSI6Q4
  8. So proud and pleased to be interviewed by Authority Magazine and Thrive Global on their series on authors who make a social impact in the world. Here is the article @ So proud and pleased to be interviewed by Thrive Global and Authority Magazine for their series authors who are making a social impact in the world. Here is my piece medium.com/authority-maga #edwardsylvan, #Authors, #Caregiving, #Caregiver

Caregiving Articles:

  1. Interview on Women Who Write @ https://womenwhowriteblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/10-qs-with-iris-waichler/
  2. Interview with Lizbeth Meredith  about How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents at http://lameredith.com/tag/iris-waichler/
  3. Jewish Women Amplified article on My Writing and the Sandwich Generation https://jwa.org/blog/navigating-sandwich-generation-interview-with-author-iris-waichler
  4. Conversations Magazine http://conversationsmag.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-5-tips-for-caregiving.html
  5. Interviewed for article in Better Homes and Gardens called “Caregivers Prep Guide” in November 2017 issue.
  6. I was honored to be interviewed by #authoritymagazine and #thriveglobal about my writing https://medium.com/authority-magazine/author-iris-waichler-i-want-my-readers-readers-to-take-away-the-skills-resources-and-a627cd2a005c

Blog Contributor

Infertility Articles:

  1. Path2Parenthood@ http://www.path2parenthood.org/blog/author/iris-waichler
  2. PrettyOpinionated guest Blog on Why I wrote Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster @ http://www.prettyopinionated.com/2011/08/author-guest-post-iris-waichler/
  3. Guest writer for FertilityAuthority.com
  4. Read this article I wrote about Marriage Tips for Couples Coping When Not Getting Pregnant @ http://www.theadventurouswriter.com/blogbaby/marriage-tips-for-couples-coping-with-not-getting-pregnant/
  5. This is an article I wrote for Path2Parenthood on How to Cope With Thanksgiving When You are Struggling With Infertility @ http://www.path2parenthood.org/blog/how-to-cope-with-thanksgiving-when-youre-struggling-with-infertility
  6. This is an article I did for Choosingtherapy.com on Infertility Counseling, when to get it and what to expect @ https://www.choosingtherapy.com/infertility-counseling/
  7. Infertility often affects the relationship and communication between partners. This article I wrote discusses how and why this happens and how to get help and cope @ https://www.choosingtherapy.com/infertility-impact-on-communication/

Caregiving Articles:

  1. Read How to Build a Support Network on The Intentional Caregiver Site @ http://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/building-a-support-network-for-your-aging-loved-ones/
  2. Read Coping With the Grief Caused by the Loss of an Aging Parenthttp://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/coping-with-the-grief-caused-by-the-loss-an-aging-parent/
  3. Read this interview with Jewish Women’s Archive on being a caregiver in the sandwich generation caring for parents and kidshttp://jwa.org/blog/navigating-sandwich-generation-interview-with-author-iris-waichler
  4. Read this article I did about the 5 Most Important Things You Should Do Before You Become A Caregiver for Your Parentshttp://www.nextavenue.org/5-things-before-becoming-parents-caregiver/
  5. This is an article I wrote for The Intentional Caregiver about patients New Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients  http://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/new-hope-for-alzheimers-patients/
  6. Article on Taking Care of Yourself as You Assume the Role of Caregiver http://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/taking-care-of-yourself-as-you-assume-the-role-of-a-caregiver/
  7. This is an article I wrote for The Intentional Caregiver on 3 Things I Learned About Aging While Being My Dad’s Caregiver @ http://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/3-things-i-learned-about-aging-while-serving-as-my-fathers-caregiver/

8. This is an article I wrote for The Intentional Caregiver about taking care of my mom. It offers  universal tips on being a caregiver to a parent. I called it “How to Be Your Parents Caregiver” @  http://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/how-to-be-your-parents-caregiver/

9. This is an article I wrote for The Intentional Caregiver called “The Impact of Depression on our Aging Loved Ones” @ http://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/the-impact-of-depression-on-our-aging-loved-ones/

10. This was a special interview I did with Thrive Global’s Champions of Mental Health series. I talked about the stigma’s associated with mental health, how they are portrayed in the media, and how to maintain good mental health @ https://thriveglobal.com/stories/i-believe-the-stigma-about-mental-illness-is-changing-it-is-more-openly-discussed-in-all-aspects-of-media-and-social-media-with-iris-waichler/

11. This is an article I did on compassion fatigue. Do you know what it is and how it impacts caregivers. I discuss this, how to cope, and what you should know about treatment @ https://www.choosingtherapy.com/compassion-fatigue/