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Developing a Voice for Your Illness

In 2012, I wrote a blog post titled, “Stories of illness and the capacity to empower, inspire and heal”. In it, I discussed the three main types of illness stories: the restitution narrative, which focuses on the return to health; the chaos narrative, which can’t imagine the return to health; and the quest narrative, whose narrator seeks to help others […]

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The Sharing Continues

The CaringBridge Share Your Heart contest winner continues to spread love, hope and compassion to those facing a health journey by donating one of her iPad mini prizes. Last month, Ellen Joyce submitted this entry to the contest: My daughter’s nonprofit improves the quality of life for children receiving medical treatment in hospitals. She raises money and then donates gift […]

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You are Invited to a Mother’s Day Blog Party!

People express love for their mothers, grandmothers, wives and daughters in big and small ways every day. And now Mother’s Day is approaching fast! So in celebration of this special day, we invite you to join our blog party and ask you to blog about your appreciation, love and support of Moms everywhere in the world. Be Creative and Express […]

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Our Caregiver of the Month – April 2013

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a family or caregiver that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. It is widely known that caregiving takes significant time and energy for all involved. We are amazed every day with the people, while amidst their own health journey or a loved one’s journey, who give back even […]

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How to Choose the Right Thank-You Gifts for Caregivers.

Whether a caregiver is a healthcare professional, a family member or a friend, taking care of someone facing a health challenge can be a thankless task. This is especially true if a caregiver is working with someone who has long-term needs. Thank-you gifts for caregivers don’t have to be expensive or elaborate. As with any gift, it’s the thought that […]

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