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November 2023

Giving Thanks: Gratitude in Challenging Times

The holiday season is traditionally a time for joy and togetherness, but we understand that it can be a bit more challenging for some. Whatever you're facing, one of the simplest and most accessible ways to lift your spirits is by embracing gratitude. It's a little beacon of light in any situation, reminding you of the good things surrounding you, no matter how small.

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October 2023

Empowering the Fight: Support Throughout the Breast Cancer Journey

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've crafted a blog with a heartfelt mission: to provide unwavering support at every stage of the breast cancer journey.

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September 2023

Embracing Hope Together: A Guide for Families with Children Battling Cancer

Childhood cancer can be a family's heaviest burden, but you don't have to carry it alone. As parents, caregivers, and loved ones, it's essential to be there for one another and find comfort in shared experiences. At A Week Away, we aim to walk alongside you, offering valuable information and resources to navigate the emotional and practical aspects of supporting a child battling cancer.

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August 2023

Nurturing Young Hearts: Approaching Conversations About Illness

When a loved one is facing a serious illness, it can be challenging for adults to find the right words to explain the situation to young children. It's essential to approach these conversations with care, empathy, and understanding. By creating a supportive environment and using simple, honest language, we can help children navigate this complex topic. Below you will find practical suggestions and guidance on talking to children about a family member's illness.

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July 2023

Finding Inner Balance: The Transformative Benefits of Mindfulness & Meditation for Caregivers

Being a caregiver is a noble and selfless role that involves putting the needs of others before your own. It can be an emotionally and physically demanding journey, filled with challenges and responsibilities. If you’ve traveled on a plane, you know one of the essential instructions is, “Before helping others, put your oxygen mask on first.” Caregivers must make an effort to apply that same idea daily. Practicing mindfulness, spirituality, and meditation are among the best tools available for caretakers. Let’s explore how cultivating mindfulness can help you stay present, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.

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June 2023

Understanding & Managing Caregiver Guilt

Taking care of someone you love can be difficult, especially when feelings of guilt arise. These emotions can be intense and result in sadness and stress, but recognizing and managing these emotions properly ensures better mental health and offers the best possible care for your loved one.

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May 2023

How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, as well as a challenge. If you find yourself stressed and strained, know that you're not alone, and we have tips to help you avoid burnout as a caregiver. If the stress of caregiving becomes overwhelming, it can result in health issues, burnout, and emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion. Therefore, it’s important to prioritize taking care of yourself as a necessity. As a caregiver, your well-being is just as important as your loved one’s.

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April 2023

Tips For New Caregivers

If you've recently started caring for an ill friend or family member, the journey may seem challenging as you navigate a new schedule and way of life.

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March 2023

Healthy Habits For Caregivers

As a caregiver, taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being is essential. Learn how a few habits can help maintain a balanced and healthy life.

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February 2023

How To Uplift a Loved One With a Life-Threatening Illness

If your loved one is dealing with or has a life threatening illness, they're likely experiencing many new and confusing emotions. As their caregiver, a large part of providing care is recognizing physical signs that indicate your family member or friend could use a pick-me-up. In this blog, we're providing some signs they may be in a slump and offer tips to help lift their spirits.

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January 2023

How to Be A Caregiver While Employed

Caregivers who are also working full or part-time jobs have a lot on their plates. We share some ways to help caregivers navigate both roles.

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November 2022

Creative Holiday Crafts For Families

Spend quality time creating crafts and memories with your loved ones this holiday season.

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