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Tips for Caregivers: Balancing Your Needs

How a caregiver can balance needs better.

After a stroke left her mother with significant limitations, Bette Scott gladly stepped up to be her caregiver. In contrast to a former life of independence, her mom now had to use a walker, couldn’t drive and needed help organizing medications and appointments. Bette’s father was deceased, so her mother […]

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Coping with Grief? Sink Into It.

We all have our ways of coping with grief.

Grief can be relentless, and loss overwhelming and isolating. You may never feel more alone than when you are grieving. But as powerless as you can feel, you may find strength in surrendering to what is versus what no longer is or will never be. Honor Your Emotions I suggest that […]

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Join Author and CaringBridge Founder Sona Mehring for “Hope Conquers All” Signing Events

Sona Mehring signs “Hope Conquers All.”

Sona Mehring gets hugged a lot. Just about everywhere she goes, people want to thank her and let her know that CaringBridge – the online health social network she founded 16 years ago – changed their lives, or the life of someone they know and love. And why not hugs? […]

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

A CaringBridge Journal inspires.

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 […]

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10 Ways to Stay Productive While You Wait

Caregivers: use your waiting time wisely.

Caregiving takes compassion and commitment. It also requires patience to serve the person in your care. Standing in line at the pharmacy and supermarket, waiting in the doctor’s office or at physical therapy, in a traffic jam or at a red light when running errands…you could be using that time […]

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