Uplift Blog

I can’t know exactly how you feel, but I’m willing to hear about it

People who have gone through a health event understand that their challenging and life-altering experiences can also be instructive. The experiences people have and the lessons they learn are different for every individual. And we can’t know how people really feel during these difficult times — we can only imagine it based on how we feel or have felt. That […]

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Does privacy exist on social networks?

With all the controversy Facebook has dealt with regarding the use of personal information, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at privacy and social networks. How Facebook ran Afoul of the Federal Trade Commission If you haven’t followed the news about Facebook, it ran into some trouble with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC accused […]

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Crafting from the heart

As someone who is following a loved one’s CaringBridge site, I know firsthand that there are days when words are not enough—days you long for the perfect gesture (a meal, card, gift, etc.) to brighten their day. For me that perfect gesture is often creating a handmade craft. So I want to share some easy-to-make craft ideas that are sure […]

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A life lived with fat—my health journey

As a writer for CaringBridge, I try to be an Amplifier in all that I do for my day-to-day work activities. I find it so rewarding to play a part in supporting people facing any health condition—whether big or small, acute or long term—and those who care for them. However, I knew there was more I could offer you by […]

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Top 3 reasons why I’m a martyr…not a caregiver

Why do I refuse to fall into the category called “CAREGIVER?” There are several reasons I never want to be a caregiver. I started collecting them over a decade ago when I first encountered the term. This list wasn’t a conscious effort, it was born out of a cringing response to brochures and advice handed to me with the challenges […]

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3 new ways to think about stress and find peace of mind

Have you ever thought to yourself, “If only I could rid myself of all the stress in my life, everything would be so much better?” How many times have you heard that stress is harmful and something to be avoided at all cost?  Quote Anthologist Terri Guillemets offers this: “Stress is the trash of modern life—we all generate it but […]

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