Send a Summertime Pick Me Up

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
  • By: rachelburns

Summer is the time of year when you want to be outside enjoying the sunshine, the pool, the beach, vacations and more. But for those struggling with an illness or injury, the summer can be a depressing reminder of what they're not able to get out and do. But you can send your friend a summertime pick-me-up with Get Well Meal.

Setting up a Meal Calendar for Someone Who is Ill

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
  • By: rachelburns

When someone you love is going through a difficult time or is ill or injured, people will rally around them and do whatever they can to help. In many cases, and most historically, people have brought food to people as they go deal with sickness. But as this tradition evolved, people began to realize too much food was coming in all at once, overwhelming the ill, and leaving much of the food to go to waste.

The Gift of Time

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
  • By: rachelburns

When you've got a friend or loved one who is dealing with illness your natural reaction is probably to offer support and assistance. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly what kind of help might be most helpful.

How co-workers and work family can offer support to the ill

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
  • By: rachelburns

When a friend or loved one is dealing with a chronic or recently diagnosed illness it can be easy to step up to the plate and offer support and assistance. However, if the person dealing with illness is a co-worker, there can be an element of uncertainty about how to go about dealing with the situation and offering assistance.

Helping Children Cope with Illness

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
  • By: rachelburns

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, chronic or otherwise, it can be heartbreaking for the parents. Much information needs to be processed, decisions need to be made, and research becomes ongoing. Families can work to better understand the illness and its effects, plan and prepare, but most important is that amidst all of this there is an effort to help the child affected by the illness understand what is happening to them.

Simple Ways to Cheer Up a Sick Friend

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
  • By: rachelburns

Sometimes the simplest gestures can be the most meaningful. If you have a friend or loved one who is battling a chronic illness or a recent diagnosis you may be wondering what you can do to help. Support can come in many forms - a listening ear, a homemade meal, or an offer to sweep the kitchen. But often, what your friend or loved one may actually benefit from most is a little lifting of their spirits.

What to Write in a Get Well Card

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
  • By: rachelburns

Whether it's a close friend or relative, a co-worker, or an acquaintance, we've all been in a position where we've wanted to send or sign a get-well card for someone dealing with illness and we've been at a loss for words. There's the go-to tried and true phrases such as "Get well soon," and "Sending thoughts and prayers to you," but sometimes we'd like to use something a little different.

October: Breast Cancer Awareness

  • Posted on: 8 April 2015
  • By: rachelburns

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women and about 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. will have breast cancer at some point in their lives. However, if breast cancer is found and treated early, many women (and men) are able to survive the diagnosis.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides a chance to raise awareness about the early detection of breast cancer and the importance of mammograms, a screening test for breast cancer.

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