Category Archives: Self Care

A Touch of Sri Lankan Hospitality

On Easter Sunday, three churches, three luxury hotels, and housing complexes in Sri Lanka were targets of suicide bombings. Aside from the traumatic grief caused by death and destruction of terroristic attacks, places where bombings occur often suffer significant challenges … Continue reading

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Elephant Love Project

If you know me, you know I am a bit scared of animals. It’s common knowledge. Yet, I often find myself in areas surrounded by monkeys, nearly hyperventilating to view sea life, or now, sticking my hand in the mouth … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration at Free Bird Cafe

In the past, when I heard the word entrepreneur, I have always imagined someone who craved money to acquire fancy cars, big houses, and loads of toys for personal satisfaction. Lisa Nesser, founder of Thai Freedom House and Free Bird … Continue reading

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Another Touch of Hope in Malaysia

Parent and Community Workshop MengZhen is a Psychology Lecturer at Segi College Subang Jaya in Malaysia. After seeing a video about mental health community outreach at Sip of Hope Cafe, he decided to reach out and make a visit to … Continue reading

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A Long Distance Sip of Hope at Sunway University

Last year, Meng Zhen reached out to Hope for the Day to arrange a visit to Sip of Hope Cafe. A willingness to travel thousands of miles illustrates his commitment to innovative and practical learning opportunities for students in his … Continue reading

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Visiting A Mauritanian Prison

Volunteering in a Mauritanian prison sounds foreboding and like something that should incite fear and skepticism. Instead, for seven days of painting, I entered the boys and women’s prisons feeling inspired, eager, and energized by the importance of the work … Continue reading

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Traveling with Doctors in Mauritania

Mauritanian landscapes are breathtaking. During the airplane’s incoming descent, the Atlantic Ocean reveals itself, but unlike most other cities, the Nouakchott coastline stands bare. Instead of typical beachfront properties and busy highways, sand travels as far as the eyes can … Continue reading

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