Your Guide to Thrive

Improving the social and emotional wellbeing of kids impacted by chronic illness

Love Yourself: 10 Tips for Exhausted Moms

When I was getting the kids ready for their nighttime routine, they told me that we were out of frozen waffles. I had a $5 bill in my purse and my car needed gas, so I decided to set my alarm to make waffles in the morning with the ingredients I had on hand. As […]

How Art Works as Therapy for Children Fighting Illnesses

Battling a chronic illness is a challenge in itself, but adding in social expectations and changes to your physical and emotional state during an age where everything is exposed online – this adds a whole new element of pressure. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, this week’s interview discusses the emotional and social impact […]

CoachArt Infographic: 6 Reasons to “Go Gold” for Kids With Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and, in observation, The UpBeat is going gold. Here are 6 reasons why you should too!

We cannot keep teaching people who are sick that they need to be healthy before they can live their lives.

– Claire Wineland

Inspirational Stories: Families Impacted by Childhood Chronic Illness