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May 2024

The Positive Impact of Volunteer Work on Mental Health

In today's fast-paced world, prioritizing mental well-being is crucial. While therapy, prayer,  and medication can be essential tools, one powerful and rewarding option is volunteer work! Volunteering your time and skills to a cause you care about can significantly boost your mood, reduce stress, and provide a much-needed sense of purpose and connection.

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April 2024

Creative Outlets for Healing

Learn how art, music, and writing can be powerful tools for emotional expression and healing. Then, explore your options for creative outlets.

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March 2024

Advocating For Yourself And Your Loved Ones

Here we highlight key tools and approaches to stay ahead of stress in challenging times. Read more about the proven strategies behind self-advocacy.

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February 2024

Healing Hearts: The Role of Emotional Well-Being in Battling Illness

Here, we'll explore the connection between emotional well-being and the healing process. We offer insights into the positive impact of maintaining a hopeful and loving mindset during challenging times.

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January 2024

Thicker Than Water: The Important Role of Blood Donation

January is National Blood Donor Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the significance of blood donation in saving lives. But why consider donating blood? Keep reading for our top three simple, yet compelling reasons to contribute to the cause.

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December 2023

Coping with Cancer During the Holidays: Tips for Patients and Caregivers

Here, you will find our top tips for managing stress and embracing the holiday spirit even when times are tough.

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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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