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Celebrating Caregiver Month with a “Recipe for Ripples”

How to Change the World, one Small Act at a Time Even the biggest revolutions start small. First, an idea. Then many modest acts which, like ripples on a pond, spread out, overlap each other, and suddenly surge into something that changes millions of lives. CaringBridge staffer Melissa Bear believes in this, and has a “recipe for ripples” that can […]

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Craft gifts you make in minutes, but are loved forever

Signe Peterson isn’t a fan of idle hands. A CaringBridge volunteer and sometimes-caregiver, she often makes crafts for people who might need a little day-brightening. “This no-sew fleece craft project is inspired by my sister,” says Signe. “When she graduated from high school she and her friends, to remember each other and the good times they shared — made fleece […]

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We’re celebrating National Caregiver Month – and you.

You help a family member or a friend who’s on a health journey. You’re a caregiver.  And for that, all of November is dedicated to you. If National Caregivers Month is something you never asked for, or it seems like a bit too much of a tribute, it’s not — not by a long shot. You Deserve More Than a […]

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Spreading the culture of caring

Following my mother’s battle with cancer, the question that arose for me was, what do I do with all of this? “This” being all of the feelings of loss, pain, missed moments, and the big unanswered question — why? I had to decide how I would harness and use this experience. I chose to embrace and act upon the gifts […]

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How does a martyr ask for help? She doesn’t.

Back to my status as martyr. For some history on this, read my first blog post, Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver. In dealing with cancer in my family, these unexpected people began to pop up in my life in roles I never would’ve assigned to them. Some people I knew well, but there were some people I […]

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