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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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Stories of illness and the capacity to empower, inspire, and heal

I am a fiction writer and educator living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I teach at the Loft Literary Center, a nonprofit organization offering writing classes. I first became interested in the topic of healing when I heard an interview with Siddhartha Mukherjee. He commented on the relationship between narrative and illness. In his book The Emperor of All Maladies, he […]

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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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