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Category Archive: Journaling


Getting To the Realities of Stress — How Journaling Can Help

Journaling for stress relief is a powerful way to make life easier.

If you’ve never been stressed, you’re a rare human being indeed. Caregivers, with all you do, know this well. So in this post, I’ll help you define what stress is, learn how to identify it in your life, and give you a few suggestions to manage it. I’ll start by […]

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Online Privacy Is Making Headlines

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Connecting to friends and family is an important part of everyone’s life. And doing so through social networks is easier than ever. But connecting with people close to you never included the idea that your messages and information might be made available and for sale to anyone and everyone. This […]

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The gift of love and connection

Keeping everyone in the loop with a patient journal

The greatest confirmation of wealth in our lives is to love and be loved. No matter what our circumstances, love is the most valuable gift you can ever hope to give or receive. Through a totally unexpected twist of fate, a wonderful friend introduced me to CaringBridge, an emotional lifeline […]

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

Stories that heal come in many forms, from many sources.

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 […]

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Reshaping your dreams

There is strength in an extended health social network.

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 […]

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