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Caregiving: How long can I do this?

When was the last time you listened to birds singing? Or noticed tree leaf buds bursting open on a spring day? Or enjoyed the laughter of children? Can’t remember? That may mean you’re caring too much for other people and cheating yourself out of living your life. You also may be cheating yourself out of your health. Caregiving can be […]

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Book review: Bloom by Kelle Hampton

This week, we feature our very first book review. At CaringBridge, we’re all about finding ways to care for and support each other, both at CaringBridge.org and on our Amplifier Hub, our online volunteer community. And we know that support can come in many forms — including the recommendation of a thoughtful, inspiring book. CaringBridge volunteer Liz DeKlavon recently finished […]

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Celebrating Caregiver Month with a “Recipe for Ripples”

How to Change the World, one Small Act at a Time Even the biggest revolutions start small. First, an idea. Then many modest acts which, like ripples on a pond, spread out, overlap each other, and suddenly surge into something that changes millions of lives. CaringBridge staffer Melissa Bear believes in this, and has a “recipe for ripples” that can […]

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How does a martyr ask for help? She doesn’t.

Back to my status as martyr. For some history on this, read my first blog post, Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver. In dealing with cancer in my family, these unexpected people began to pop up in my life in roles I never would’ve assigned to them. Some people I knew well, but there were some people I […]

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