Uplift Logo

Category Archive: Emotional Support


Tips for Caregivers: Balancing Your Needs

How a caregiver can balance needs better.

After a stroke left her mother with significant limitations, Bette Scott gladly stepped up to be her caregiver. In contrast to a former life of independence, her mom now had to use a walker, couldn’t drive and needed help organizing medications and appointments. Bette’s father was deceased, so her mother […]

Read more

Words from My Sister – Living, Loving and Laughing Through Cancer

A CaringBridge Journal inspires.

I was considered the writer in the family. Whether writing books or addressing an audience of soccer moms or CEOs, words seemed to flow effortlessly from my heart. Many of my customers confessed they’d hang onto my newsletters for months, insisting their husbands and kids read them too. Never at a […]

Read more

Seven Ways to Use Humor for Healing

Caregiver humor helps healing.

It’s tough to maintain your sense of humor when you’re in pain, recovering, cooped up — or giving care to someone who’s dealing with these challenges. But using humor as a coping technique can defuse stress, brighten your general outlook and enhance your overall health. Laughing at life’s difficulties (or […]

Read more

Our Caregiver Family of the Month – July 2013

CaringBridge Site helps family through son’s surgery.

Each month, CaringBridge recognizes a caregiver or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. This month, we honor Ruth Z. When Ruth’s son Tyler underwent surgery for a recently discovered brain tumor, CaringBridge.org became a resource she depended on daily to share news […]

Read more

A Loving Family Keeps Siblings Together As Their Sister Goes Through Cancer Treatments

Siblings support their sister during cancer treatment.

When asked to write about how I helped my family cope with our daughter Marit’s cancer diagnosis and health journey, my first thought was this:  “I did nothing for anyone else in my family. I felt like I was consumed with caring for Marit, and forgot the other children.” Upon […]

Read more