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

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 loss for inspiration or sharing a lesson learned, I had […]

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Father’s Day Book Review: “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber

I recently read a book that had a profound effect on me as a father. I thought that “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber would be an ideal volume to share with you to mark this Father’s Day. I also want to take this opportunity to honor a man I’ve come to respect greatly. I met Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber […]

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My Own Silver Linings Playbook: Laughing at My Cancer

I don’t take offense when people call me wacky, offbeat or different. I can’t deny that I find humor in unlikely places. But was cancer really a laughing matter? Well sure, when it was my cancer. Of course I was scared. Yes I held my breath waiting for the results of pathology reports and PET scans. I worried about all the things most […]

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After Treatment for Lymphoma, an Emotional Roller-Coaster

Recently, my husband and I were sitting shoulder to shoulder at church on a Sunday morning. Within the span of a 45-minute service, I got the giggles, cried and then got the giggles again. Scott finally said, “I don’t care if you laugh or cry. Just pick an emotion!” Pick an emotion? Just one? It sounds easy, but after the […]

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Our Caregiver of the Month – May 2013

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a family or caregiver that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. For those who have been a part of any kind of health journey, there is an understanding that it will have ups and downs. Each and every individual has their own way of getting through these moments. For […]

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