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Caregiving Alone? How to Get the Caregiving Help You Need

Anyone coping with a difficult health journey needs a caregiver – someone who steps up as their advocate, cook, errand-runner, communicator, valet, secret shopper and much more. If you’re that caregiver, you know the reality check: time is limited, you can’t be everywhere at once, and there are always unforeseen emergencies large and small. We get it, and we’re here […]

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Maddy’s Story – Reaching Out with the Promise of Love

In 2001, Cheryl Karpen received a desperate phone call from a father – and old friend – whose daughter had tried to end her life. “Maddy trusts you,” he said. “Won’t you please reach out to her?” At 16, his daughter was fighting a hard battle to fit in and belong at school, but felt only rejection. While her parents and […]

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“Hope Conquers All” Interview with Author Sona Mehring

Author Sona Mehring is the founder of CaringBridge.org – the online social network that helps people negotiate health journeys in the best possible way: supported by all the love, hope, and compassion their families and friends can share with them. Now She Has a Book, “Hope Conquers All” Her new book is a collection of warm, uplifting stories by some […]

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Tips for Caregivers: Balancing Your Needs

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 stayed at the family’s home for 10 years. “We were […]

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Coping with Grief? Sink Into It.

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 you feel your grief. Sink into it. Honor your emotions. […]

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