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What does “togetherness” mean to you?

Caregivers Help Create a Whole New Meaning for the Word By Sona Mehring, Founder and CEO of CaringBridge We asked our CaringBridge community the “togetherness” question to in early November, and for a while saw only a trickle of responses. But a few days before Thanksgiving, something happened. The trickle became a flood of thoughtful, personal and often inspiring messages. […]

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How to decide what to share in your health journal

Many people keep a journal, a place where they can write down everything from daily events to their innermost thoughts and feelings. It can be a very personal, even therapeutic exercise, especially when the writer is experiencing a health journey, or is a caretaker helping a friend or family member cope with a variety of health challenges. Sona Mehring, founder […]

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Here are some caregiving tips on navigating the holidays (and beyond)

November is National Caregivers Month We at CaringBridge know that when you’re stepping up to help a friend or loved one on a health journey, the holidays can become an extra-stressful time. In addition to your already-jammed to-do list, being a caregiver during the holidays demands a good chunk of extra time – as well as taking more of a […]

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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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One social network that promises not to “monetize” you

CaringBridge CEO Sona Mehring and Amplifier Jenny Counsell recently spoke about the benefits of sharing health updates in an ad-free space on American Public Media’s Marketplace Tech Report. Though CaringBridge gets calls from potential advertisers almost daily, Sona said we’ll continue to embrace the charitable giving model that has sustained our organization for over 15 years. “Monetizing,” simply put, means […]

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