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 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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Wellbeing

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

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The Opportunity and Challenge of International Forgiveness Day

Sunday, August 3 is International Forgiveness Day. In honor of the occasion, therapist Kristie McDonald offers her thoughts on the hows and whys of taking the path to forgiveness. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There… Read More

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Wellbeing

The Power of a Connected Neighborhood

Nextdoor.com is a private social network allowing neighbors to create private neighborhood websites where they can get to know one another, ask questions, exchange local advice and recommendations, and organize virtual neighborhood watches to reduce crime. The following is a true story, and a great example of how connecting with your neighbors can create a… Read More

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Miles to Memories: Storytelling and Family Road Trips

Growing up, my family was always spending time in the car. Soccer practice, dance class, school–it seemed that we were always on the road. When it came to vacations, it wasn’t much different. With a family of six and my dad’s fear of flying, the traditional road trip constantly presented itself as the most logical… Read More

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Coolin’ Off with Healthier Homemade Popsicles

Summer days are supposed to be filled with swimming, sunscreen and of course–ice cream! But before you reach for the ice cream scoop, consider making your own popsicles at home. They’re not only healthier, but they taste far better than anything you can buy at the store. Why make your own popsicles? There are a… Read More

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