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Crafting from the Heart — A CaringBridge Sweet 16 Cake

Who doesn’t love cake? The answer, of course, is almost no one. And 97% of those people are most likely gluten intolerant (I made up that statistic, but it sounds accurate). Unfortunately, there isn’t always an occasion to justify making a cake. So, we have to anxiously wait months until a family member or friend has a birthday which requires […]

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Only Donations Keep Love, Hope and Compassion Flowing

If Kristen Sayers had ever wondered what people meant by “the power of words,” now she knows. “I’m afraid you have breast cancer,” the doctor told her on that August day in 2012. Those were the six words that left her shocked, numb, and in disbelief. She was a 32-year-old wife and mother, a pediatric nurse practitioner who was healthy, […]

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Timesaving Tips for Today’s Busy Caregiver.

How to Create More Time and Streamline Your Life With Some Timesaving Tips Life has lots of moving parts, and all of them eat up the clock. As jam-packed most of our lives are, that’s a real issue. You have errands to run, shopping to do, meetings to attend, kids to drop off, dogs to walk, deadlines to hit, bongo […]

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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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