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.


How to Say Goodbye to a Loved One When You Don't Know What to Say

When we lose a loved one, finding the right words to say goodbye can add stress to an already unimaginable time. We asked our amazing CaringBridge community for advice on what to say when the time comes to say goodbye to a loved one. Here are their heartfelt ideas and stories: Give Them Permission to… Read More

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25 Soft Food Ideas for Cancer Patients

Many medical treatments recommend that cancer patients adopt a “soft diet,” a diet made up of foods that are easy to chew and swallow. The side effects of treatment may include loss of appetite, mouth sores, nausea and fatigue, which can make it difficult to eat or cook. Similarly, patients who previously underwent surgery or… Read More


7 Best Ways to Support a Friend in the Hospital

You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital. You want to show you’re thinking about them. What would help the most? Flowers, a visit? Or maybe something to help them pass the time? We asked CaringBridge families – the true experts – how to support a friend in the hospital…. Read More

Top 9 Ways to Support Cancer Patients, Backed by Research

9 Ways to Support Cancer Patients (Backed by Research)

Have you ever struggled to offer help to a patient or family caregiver? It can be just as hard to know what is needed as it is for them to ask for help. CaringBridge partnered with a team of technology researchers at the University of Minnesota to identify useful ways to provide support during cancer… Read More


10 Encouraging Cancer Quotes to Inspire Hope

When it comes to cancer, we completely understand: finding the right words can be a challenge. Having an inspiring quote or two on hand can be a great relief whenever you are in need of saying something helpful. We reached out to the empathetic CaringBridge community, many of whom with lives that have been touched… Read More


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