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Connecting Military Families and Loved Ones

As a military spouse living in Japan, I’ve seen that military spouses are strong women and men who pursue unique, portable careers while managing entire households alone for months at a time. Everyone always has the best intentions of helping when a military family member is deployed or an entire family is living far away for a significant period of […]

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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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