Video Post: A Special Celebration of the Life and Advocacy of Jessie Gruman, the Founder of the Center for Advancing Health

For more than twenty years, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) had the privilege of adapting our friend and colleague, Jessie Gruman’s important work into the development of the cancer policy work that we engage in. Jessie’s vision of patient engagement was always ahead of its time, and her books and blogs and participation […]

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How to Find the Joy in Caregiving A Guest Post from Brenda Avadian, M.A. as Printed in U.S. News and World Report Health

  To avoid ‘caregiver dementia,’ it’s important to find joy amid the devastation and frustration   Elisa cared for her husband who lived with dementia. When she couldn’t care for him at home any longer, she arranged for him to live in the only Alzheimer’s care facility in our community. My father eventually moved there too, […]

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Why a Positive Outlook is Important for Caregivers A Guest Post by Max Gottlieb

  For many years, research has shown that a positive outlook directly benefits one’s health. Researchers have found that people who view things in a positive manner are able to better handle day-to-day stress. This sounds insignificant, but stress leads to ailments such as headaches, inflammation, obesity, and insomnia just to name a few. Research […]

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5 Ways Mentally Strong People Conquer Self-Doubt A Guest Post by Amy Morin, LCSW

Don’t let insecurity get in the way of your goals. Insecurity kills more dreams than lack of talent does. Believing things like “I’ll never get promoted” or “I can’t compete with the other businesses” will turn your self-doubt into a self-fulfilling prophecy. All of us experience self-doubt sometimes, no matter how confident we are. But, […]

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