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.

Martinez Family

Advice for Parents with Chronically Ill Kids, From Parents Who Know

Every time Jaxson had a scheduled hospital stay, Judy decked out his room with Ninja Turtles, Mickey Mouse, Captain America, Cars and more.  Juan Martinez of Uvalde, TX, is a firefighter and EMT who says his wife, Judy, is the strongest person he knows. But this dynamic duo didn’t feel brave or strong when their… Read More

Cathy Wurzer and Bruce Kramer

Lessons in Living While Dying

Bruce Kramer and his friend, Cathy Wurzer, also his writing and broadcast partner, record a conversation about living with ALS. Their collaboration has evolved into the End in Mind project. (Photos courtesy of Minnesota Public Radio) Speaking does not come easily anymore for Bruce Kramer of St. Paul, MN. Secured upright in a high-tech wheelchair,… Read More

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Mary Farr

An Invitation to Family and Friends: Share Hope and Support

Years ago, my friends Janell and Scott faced a shattering loss when their son, pedaling home from school, was struck and killed by a drunk driver. As a friend who wanted to help, this devastating event also launched my vocation as a pediatric hospital chaplain. More important, it opened my eyes to a family’s capacity… Read More

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How Healing Works: 3 Questions With Dr. Wayne Jonas

In his book “How Healing Works,” Dr. Wayne Jonas draws on four decades of research and patient care to explain how 80 percent of healing arises from outside the doctor’s office. Dr. Wayne Jonas is a “man of science” who has long-believed that having patients answer the question, “What matters?” can be more meaningful than… Read More

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19 Inspirational Quotes About Hope and Healing

We asked you, the CaringBridge community, to send us your favorite inspirational quotes about hope and healing so that we could share them with everyone. Do you have a favorite quote that’s missing from this article? Submit it to us in the comment section! “Hope is praying for rain, but faith is bringing an umbrella.”… Read More


6 Good Alternatives to 'How Can I Help?'

Hanna Cooper and her husband, Tom Moberg, of St. Paul, MN, with their kids, Emilia and William. When I was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer in 2016 at age 48, my family, friends and community were as shocked and bewildered as I was. With no time to prepare, we were suddenly facing loss… Read More