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from giveinkind.com

What is Give InKind?

Give InKind is an easy-to-use online tool for organizing support during life’s important and challenging moments. Each InKind page empowers communities to help from anywhere through a Care Calendar, Wishlist, News and Updates, Fundraising, and more. From the birth of a baby, to the loss of a loved one, to medical crisis, and disasters, Give InKind makes support simple so that no one goes through a big moment alone.

Give InKind’s Story

Give InKind was started with a notebook, a sea of flowers, and two grieving parents. After experiencing the unexpected loss of their first child, Founder, Laura Malcolm, and her husband, James, saw how much work was created for their friends and families that wanted to be supportive from around the country. There were questions about where to order delivery meals from, what to send or say, whether or not they were up for visitors or phone calls — and Laura knew there had to be a simpler way to coordinate all of the efforts from the loved ones that wanted to help. …


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As you might remember, Tailwind is my absolute favorite tool for Pinterest. If you haven’t tried it out yet, now is the time! As a Tailwind partner, I got the exclusive scoop that they are extending their sale for Cyber Monday. All you need to do to get the deal is make sure you start your free trial using my affiliate link before 11:59 pm on December 4th. You’ll get 50% off an annual Plus Plan, and by using my link, I’ll make some extra $$ at no cost to you!


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The Edisto Riverkeeper, part of the Waterkeeper Alliance, has proudly joined forces with Friends of the Edisto (FRED).

Friends of the Edisto with Edisto Riverkeeper engages in advocacy, stewardship, education, and outreach to achieve a healthy, flowing, sustainable Edisto River system.

We do this in collaboration with a diverse community of citizens and stakeholders from throughout the Edisto River watershed.

Who is the Edisto Riverkeeper? Meet Hugo Joost Krispyn.

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Hugo Joost Krispyn has been a resident on the headwaters of the North Fork of the Edisto since 2005, and has been actively engaged with Edisto stewardship and advocacy for well over a decade, with extensive knowledge of the watershed, its hydrogeology, and the natural communities that inhabit it. Hugo’s advocacy on issues relating to South Carolina’s ongoing efforts to develop water policy have led to the development of close relationships with existing Waterkeeper Organizations in adjoining watersheds. In addition, Hugo has worked extensively to develop fruitful relationships with regulatory staff and legislative representatives from throughout the Edisto watershed and statewide. Hugo brings a unique mix of talents and experience to this role, including a previous career as a journalist and radio news director (1981–87), and several decades as a producer/director/writer of video and multimedia (1987–2017). …


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I don’t know who the artist is, but this image really resonates with me. I dream about people or old versions of people all of the time. Last night, I dreamt about me — an old version of me. I was on a modeling job. I feel a strong sense of who I was, I guess, before this caregiving journey happened. ⁣


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1) Recipes You can now add your custom recipes from the MyFoods tab or explore more recipes from the Recipes tab in Explore Foods. Help us make the app better by making your recipes public. We add new recipes everyday!

2) AmazonFresh integration We’ve integrated Meta with AmazonFresh to make buying groceries and shopping for recipes ingredients as easy as one click. Head over to any recipe or you grocery list to try it out

As a Premium member of I Ally, you get 20% off your first month of Meta Nutrition.


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Photo by Beth Teutschmann on Unsplash

As a little girl, Halloween was absolutely thrilling. We lived in a neighborhood packed with friends, though not overly ‘safe.’ Five minutes away from downtown and five minutes away from the University of South Carolina campus, our neighborhood was one of those authentic Southern places where the houses are historic, the zipcode coveted, yet our benches were chained to the front porch and a police chase ended with an arrest in our backyard. Southern Gothic, almost — a stop on the way to the suburbs for most.

I loved it. I loved that I knew every family in every house, that our parents let us all run free in the sultry darkness, and that there was, subconscious, imperceptible maybe — a possibility of something actually scary happening. On those nights, I cherished the adventure of being alive. …


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NEW YORK, NY (October 16, 2020) — Orexo, a Swedish pharmaceutical company focused on improved pharmaceuticals and digital therapies, and Lyfebulb, a patient empowerment platform, announced that Rohan Dixit of Lief Therapeutics was chosen as the winner of the Lyfebulb and Orexo Innovation Challenge: Solutions for Substance Use Disorders.

Lucinda Koza of I Ally also received an honorable mention for her app created for family caregivers, offering community support and expert resources.

Nine finalists were selected to compete at the virtual Innovation Challenge on October 15, 2020. The finalists, each motivated by personal ties to addiction or co-morbidities, pitched their company’s solution to an expert jury representing various facets of the healthcare industry and patient community. Three recovery advocates further engaged the finalists in thought-provoking group discussions and an inspirational presentation by Lisa Smith provided her story on breaking the stigma of addiction. …


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Photo by Karim MANJRA on Unsplash

Over hundreds of conversations with caregivers, I have discovered that loneliness is one of the hallmarks of the family caregiving experience. No matter whether caring for a parent, partner, or child; no matter what stage of the process one is at or what kind of care the patient needs; caregivers are largely alone, and the work they do is invisible. This is especially true when it comes to end-of-life care.

This topic has been particularly difficult for me on my caregiving journey. I have never been good at handling endings. In fact, I recently wrote a post for Thought Catalog on a particularly painful roadtrip where I grieved and processed the end of a chapter of my relationship with my father. …


This was specifically shot for a mental health company called Brogliebox (www.brogliebox.com). I asked if i could have permission to share on unsplash, as I found the image to be very simple yet visually pleasing.
This was specifically shot for a mental health company called Brogliebox (www.brogliebox.com). I asked if i could have permission to share on unsplash, as I found the image to be very simple yet visually pleasing.
Photographer: Dustin Belt | Source: Unsplash

Before you become a family caregiver, you rarely know anything about it. Erik Forsell and I went to high school together. We didn’t know we both had extremely similar family emergency situations occur at basically the same time.

I set out to interview him — what I didn’t anticipate was the catharsis I would experience simply from sharing my story with a supportive friend who understood and who listened. Turns out, I had never done that.

About

Lucinda Koza

Founder & CEO of I Ally, a holistic support app for Family Caregivers. Millennial caregiver. Member of All Raise’s #VisionaryVoices

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