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.

Wellbeing

The Impact of CaringBridge

For the past four years, I have had the honor of serving on the CaringBridge Board of Directors. Along with fellow board members and staff, we’re working hard to ensure a strong future for CaringBridge by continuing to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world. CaringBridge has touched my life, both personally and… Read More

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Journaling through CaringBridge
Wellbeing

The Power of Journaling

Over the past few holidays as we’ve navigated the choppy waters of my husband’s terminal illness, I’ve discovered a surprising-yet-essential tool for processing through pain: the ordinary ink pen (or computer keyboard). I’ve always kept journals faithfully, but in the first days of Steve’s ALS diagnosis, I stopped writing. I don’t know all the reasons… Read More

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Kimberly and Hailey spread the word about CaringBridge around the world.
Wellbeing

Sharing CaringBridge with the World

“CaringBridge allowed both my parents to feel the love of others when they needed it most during this very difficult trial.” – Kimberly Wright For Kimberly Wright, CaringBridge was the lifeline her family needed after her father, Tom Ess, was diagnosed with colon cancer. How CaringBridge Helped CaringBridge made Tom’s health journey easier for his family… Read More

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Wellbeing

The Pressure to Thank Everyone

When I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, fibrosarcoma, the outpouring of support from family, dear friends, friends-of-friends, and even complete strangers was overwhelming. The Challenge to Thank Everyone I so genuinely wanted to express my appreciation for each gesture.  And yet the juggle of daily cancer treatment, a 7-month-old baby, and two… Read More

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Wellbeing

Managing Grief During the Holidays

For those who are experiencing pain or loss, the holidays can be a sticky wicket. For the past few Christmases, my family has had to find ways to face the happiest time of year, during one of the darkest seasons – my husband’s battle with ALS. It’s been an imperfect process, but I hope our… Read More

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Wellbeing

Preparing for the Unexpected. Two Things Everyone Should Do.

Nobody wants to think about end of life planning when they’re in the thick of things, picking up kids from daycare and planning family vacations. Additionally, nobody wants to think that they could need advance planning because of a tragic accident or an unexpected illness. However, if you could make things easier for those left… Read More

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