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Category Archive: Wellness and Wellbeing

Five Easy Ways to Simplify Your Thanksgiving Meal—and Still Have it Taste Great

Five easy ways to simplify your traditional Thanksgiving meal

The Undercover Take-Out Dinner Follow local foodies’ advice and head to Kowalski’s Markets for a great pre-made turkey-dinner deal. The meal, which serves up to 12 people, includes a 10–12 pound all-natural turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry-orange relish, 18 dinner rolls, and a 12-inch pumpkin […]

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Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Relief

Meditation can be a quick and easy way to relax.

Here are some meditation myths: you need at least an hour, an abundance of floor pillows, an affinity for incense, and a private guru to guide you. The truth: As little as 15 minutes a day of simple relaxation techniques help you achieve increased immunity, emotional balance, lower blood pressure, […]

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Our Family of the Month – November 2013

November Family of the Month

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. Heather and Michael’s second pregnancy in 2008 had been fairly normal; nothing had been flagged as worrisome as the due date arrived. Within minutes of giving birth […]

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Six Ways to Find Time For Yourself

Six ways to find time for yourself

When you get on an airplane, you hear the drill: In case of emergency, put on your own oxygen mask, then help others. “I probably use that analogy in every class I teach,” says Jenny West, Caregiver Support Community Educator at Family Means in Stillwater, Minnesota. “You have to be […]

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Keeping Your Job While Caregiving

Keeping your job while caregiving can seem impossible but it doesn't have to be.

Caregiving can often be uncharted waters. Add in the juggle of a day job, and it can feel downright impossible to navigate. What to do when an unpredictable, important personal situation and the need for a paycheck and professional outlet collide? Leanna Smith at the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging […]

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