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Give kids chewing gum and they make bubbles.

Now that we’re adults, give us a tough time and we’d love to make a bubble–one that insulates and protects us from the stresses, the bad news, the hurtful people. If we could live in a bubble, we could keep harm out and safety in.

Except, as any kid will tell you, the bubble always bursts.

How do you stay safe without moving into the land of make believe?

Insulate yourself with your faith that you will overcome, that you will resolve, that you will know how to let go when the time comes. You don’t have to hide from the world for fear it will blow up.

You are strong enough to live in the world, even a world that seems too hard. When you live in the world, you soften its hard edges.


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About Denise

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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