veterans and U.S. flag

Painting by David Goff   Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness (i.e., cancer), a progressive long-term disease (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease), or suffering from a debilitating injury (i.e. loss of a limb), can be devastating. In fact, you and your loved one will likely experience intense distress as you try to…

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Grit and Graditude

    Some would say you learn the most about yourself when persevering through adversity. That grit, a term that speaks to strength of character,passion and resilience, as well as an ability to accomplish goals, cannot be affirmed until it is tested. Donna Marie Johnson’s grit was tested when her 43-year-old husband was diagnosed with…

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Motheranddaughter_stress

      Being a caregiver is one of the biggest and most challenging jobs in the world. While it can be very rewarding to look after a family member or loved one in their time of need, it can also put a great deal of stress on any individual. As a caregiver, it is…

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It is normal to experience the highs and lows of life as you care for someone you love. Yet, it is your reaction to the turbulent ups and downs that can increase your longevity as a caregiver. Creating memories and having the ability to return to those positive pictures can sustain you when you are…

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