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A Paper Crane Project: Coping with a Parent’s Diagnosis

My Dad’s Diagnosis For six months my studio apartment slowly filled with paper cranes. At first they started lining windowsills then bookshelves, countertops and wallboards. Finally, when space ran out, I strung the cranes using clear fishing wire and hung them on the walls. In June 2013 my Dad was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As a 20-something starting my own […]

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8 Essential Questions about Respite Care

If you’re a full-time caregiver, you can’t do it all. If you feel like you could use a break every once in awhile, don’t be afraid to ask for help or look into respite care. What is respite care? You can continue to care for your loved one in your home, while also hiring a professional for short-term or periodic […]

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Anonymous Generosity: A Cancer Quilt

The Diagnosis After I was diagnosed with cancer in June 2013, I experienced first-hand the significant impact a small, selfless act can make on a patient’s life. Among all the generous acts of outreach and support I received, one anonymous gift—a cancer quilt—stood out. After the initial diagnosis, I went through many tests, procedures and doctor appointments with specialists to […]

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A Pledge to Use Technology for Good

I’ve noticed a new trend amongst friends in the last several years. I see ‘Facebook Hiatus’ posts go up around the first of the year and profile photos on various social networks swapped out for ‘on social media vacation.’ I wholeheartedly agree that we all need time to unplug from the distractions in our life so that we can spend […]

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Most Helpful Posts of 2013

Here it is, all in one place – the best ways to save time, get organized and relieve stress. Save Time Looking for ways to save time throughout several areas of your life? These five posts provide time-saving information to help you make the most of each day. Six Ways for Caregivers to Streamline Meal Prep Six Ways to Find Time […]

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