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Seven Ways to Use Humor for Healing

Caregiver humor helps healing.

It’s tough to maintain your sense of humor when you’re in pain, recovering, cooped up — or giving care to someone who’s dealing with these challenges. But using humor as a coping technique can defuse stress, brighten your general outlook and enhance your overall health. Laughing at life’s difficulties (or […]

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Pressed for Time? Here’s How Busy Caregivers can Eat Healthier

A healthy diet contributes to your energy and well-being.

Pressed for time? Here’s How Busy Caregivers can Eat to Reach Good Health. Eating healthy food is important to maintaining your energy and well-being, especially when you’re taking care of others. Sometimes the world feels like a fast-paced rat race. Between your morning routine, job, family, and taking care of […]

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A life lived with fat—my health journey

Weight loss story has a happy ending.

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, […]

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

Stress is inevitable, but ways to deal with stress are plentiful.

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 […]

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Nutrition: the foundation of self-care for caregivers

A balanced, well-planned diet helps to prevent caregiving stress.

I first heard Darlene Kvist speak about the life-changing power of good nutrition in May, 2007 on her weekly radio show, Dishing Up Nutrition. At the time, I was 100 pounds overweight and feeling hopeless about my health (read my story). With her guidance, I got well and drastically improved […]

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