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With Courage Comes Strength

Supporting my friend and her husband as he died of ALS was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  But I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It all began seven years ago when I met a new friend named Lecia. Her husband, Jim, had recently been diagnosed with a terminal and extremely debilitating disease called ALS. At […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Bringing Light to a Darkness Disorder

Do you find yourself struggling with depression year after year when the winter months hit? Or do you feel agitated and restless every summer? For you the “winter blues” and/or “summer angst” may feel unmanageable, sending your emotional and physical health into a tailspin during specific seasonal months. If this describes you, then you may be struggling with a very […]

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The Healing Power of Nature

I’ve learned that nature has the power to heal anyone and that at some level we all need healing. Needing Healing When I returned from Iraq seven years ago, I felt isolated, thinking that few others, if anyone, other than those I served with, would understand what I had been through or how I was feeling. This isolation later manifested itself […]

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Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

CaringBridge has always been a resource for those experiencing a challenging pregnancy. In her own words, Carly shares her story of being pregnant and managing Type 1 Diabetes. Terrified of Pregnancy Growing up with Type 1 diabetes didn’t slow me down. While at times it was a nuisance, I never let it take control of my life and enjoyed swimming […]

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5 Tips to Quiet Your Racing Mind and Sleep Better

It’s been a long day and I’m tired. I get into bed ready for eight hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep. As soon as my head hits the pillow my mind seems to come alive. And not just alive, but racing like I just had a triple shot of espresso. I begin rehashing the day, the year, my life. I go […]

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