Wellbeing

Wellbeing should mean health and happiness, in equal measure. But as we have learned over two decades at CaringBridge, it is, indeed, possible to find wholeness in each moment, even when physical health is not guaranteed. Wellbeing for many of the people who use CaringBridge is an ongoing process of physical, spiritual, emotional and relational betterment. It is an essential element of every health journey.

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Wellbeing

7 Dementia Care Tips From a Caregiver Who Understands

Rosalie Wosepka of St. Paul, MN, used writing and storytelling to document her journey alongside her husband, John, helping him to navigate in the world after he was diagnosed, first with Parkinson’s, and eventually with Lewy body dementia. Words became an unexpectedly powerful healing force, helping Rosalie to pour her thoughts and feelings into a journal—a… Read More

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5 Heartfelt Messages to Write in a Sympathy Card

Comforting someone who has lost a loved one is never easy. Knowing what to say in general is a challenge, and finding the best words to write can be just difficult. We reached out to families like yours, who use CaringBridge, and you came through with some good messages. Here are 5 ideas on what… Read More

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What to Say to Someone with Cancer

When a friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to know what to say. Sadly, this sometimes translates into saying nothing at all. To show our support for cancer patients, we have to speak up. We asked our community to share words of encouragement that helped them through their battle. They offered… Read More

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13 Amazing Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients

When you find out someone you love has cancer, you won’t always know exactly what to say or do to make their experience easier. Giving a thoughtful gift is one of the many ways you can show support to a loved one going through cancer treatment. For inspiration, we asked members of the CaringBridge community… Read More

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Doug O'Donnell said friends and family have been a support system through his son's cancer journey.
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10 Tips to Find Strength When Your Child is Chronically Ill

Doug O’Donnell, second from right, said friends and family provide a support system that keeps he and wife, Lianne, strong through their son’s cancer journey. A group of friends regularly gathers at a family-friendly brew pub owned by a college friend to celebrate the good and lift each other up through the bad. Until his… Read More

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