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.

5 tips to quiet a racing mind

5 Tips to Quiet Your Racing Mind and Sleep Better

It’s been a long day and I’m tired. I get into bed ready for eight hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep. As soon as my head hits the pillow my mind seems to come alive. And not just alive, but racing like I just had a triple shot of espresso. I begin rehashing the day, the… Read More

Sarah's service dog, Moxie

Man's Best Friend Saving Lives

I used to think I understood how beautiful it felt to be loved by a good dog. But then I started hanging around with assistance dogs. And now I see how much deeper love can go. How Service Dogs Make a Difference A well-trained service dog who has been carefully placed into just the right… Read More


CaringBridge Lessens the Load

For Eddie and Mary Grampp, life is full of “good distractions” with three active kids all under the age of 5 including one starting kindergarten this fall. Eddie, diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in June 2012 when their youngest was only four months old, continues to work as an animator at Nickelodeon Animation Studios… Read More


The Heart of Hope

I was nervous the first time I stepped through the door of an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge®. It’s a free place for adult patients to stay when their best treatment options are far from home. Despite the hopeful name, I thought it might be depressing. I had no idea I’d entered a place that… Read More


The Good in Give and Take

Humans are not meant to go it alone. Science is finding evidence that we may be wired for close companionship, built to connect with and care for one another. Study after study shows not only that too much solitude hurts us, but also that offering and receiving support bring emotional and physical benefits. It is… Read More

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Music Therapy can benefit people at any age

Music Therapy, Fine-Tuned for Transformations

I’m a Music Therapist. I have been told by people, “You have the best job,” and “How wonderful it is you do this.” But more often, I am told, “I have never heard of Music Therapy.” What is Music Therapy? Music Therapy is the use of music by a board certified Music Therapist to achieve… Read More