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Category Archive: Journaling


Hope After a Diagnosis of Li-Fraumeni

Hope after Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Diagnosis

The thought of trying to keep everyone updated on both Brent and Laura’s conditions was overwhelming, especially as part of Brent’s treatment involved spending months in New York, 500 miles away from their home in Ohio. CaringBridge, Ann says, has allowed her to stay connected to friends and family, as […]

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Great Tips for Making Photobooks

Great Tips for Making Photobooks

The digital world has been both a blessing and a curse: These days, we all have cameras that can hold thousands of photos, and our phones are never more than a few feet away, ready to capture an important moment. But how many of those photos have you printed so […]

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Why It’s Worth Making A Health Journey Scrapbook

Why It’s Worth Making A Health Journey Scrapbook

Whether you’re a caregiver or someone receiving care, this is an important time of your life. You might not realize it now, but there are aspects of this journey you’ll want to remember (trust us!). Creating a scrapbook will keep all facets of your health journey in one place. Not […]

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10 Ways to Stay Productive While You Wait

Caregivers: use your waiting time wisely.

Caregiving takes compassion and commitment. It also requires patience to serve the person in your care. Standing in line at the pharmacy and supermarket, waiting in the doctor’s office or at physical therapy, in a traffic jam or at a red light when running errands…you could be using that time […]

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Developing a Voice for Your Illness

A unique style and voice for your writings makes them more effective.

In 2012, I wrote a blog post titled, “Stories of illness and the capacity to empower, inspire and heal”. In it, I discussed the three main types of illness stories: the restitution narrative, which focuses on the return to health; the chaos narrative, which can’t imagine the return to health; […]

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