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Reshaping your dreams

In her recent WebMD post, guest blogger Karin Gelschus offers an intimate look into her life with lupus. She shares memories of backyard hockey and her childhood dream of playing on an Olympic team. Later, as a young adult, she yearned to be a writer. That came true when she landed a job at a national magazine. As symptoms of […]

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I can’t know exactly how you feel, but I’m willing to hear about it

People who have gone through a health event understand that their challenging and life-altering experiences can also be instructive. The experiences people have and the lessons they learn are different for every individual. And we can’t know how people really feel during these difficult times — we can only imagine it based on how we feel or have felt. That […]

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Crafting from the heart

As someone who is following a loved one’s CaringBridge site, I know firsthand that there are days when words are not enough—days you long for the perfect gesture (a meal, card, gift, etc.) to brighten their day. For me that perfect gesture is often creating a handmade craft. So I want to share some easy-to-make craft ideas that are sure […]

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10 things lupus will never take from me: Part 1

CaringBridge staff member Karin Gelschus recently shared a post on WebMD’s A Different Normal blog. It’s easy for people coping with a chronic illness—whether big or small—to focus on the things they can no longer do. Karin opens up about her struggles, having been diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 23. “After one particularly long day, I lay awake […]

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