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Ready for a break from life's pressures, competition and negativity? You've found it! Welcome to Hope Cafe.

Hope Cafe is the world's only website of its kind with a coffee house feel that is designed to restore and inspire you. Visit the Inspiration Station next door. View photos of hope from around the world. Hang out at the Decaf Zone or Caffeine Bar. Check out the Tidbits section to boost your mood and restore your faith in humanity. Browse the recipe section. And so much more.
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Inspiration Station

 “…With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
~ from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, 1927
It’s a delicate balance to negotiate. The desire (and sense of responsibility) to know what’s going on in the world and the need for self-preservation. How do we stay informed about significant world events - as we are taught good citizens of the world do – then shake off the hysteria, vicarious trauma, and catastrophic predictions so we can go to work, make dinner, take the kids to hockey, care for aging parents, and strive to be healthy individuals living meaningful lives….

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Photo and Quote of the Week

Photo by Kate Sales
Hiking the hills of Cinque Terre, Italy

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“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”

~ Walt Disney Company, Mulan

Video - 24 Little Things To Be Grateful For

Posted November 10, 2014
Good news… it doesn't take much to make for an awesome day! This short video is a reminder to appreciate the little things we are so fortunate to have in our daily lives.

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Reader Stories. We Want to Hear YOUR Story

This section of Hope Cafe is dedicated to stories by readers. Is there a time you or someone close to you overcame an obstacle, learned a valuable lesson in life or leaned on hope to help through a difficult time? Of course there is. Please share your story with us.

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Most recent 'Hope Gives Me Strength' posted April 16, 2013

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About Hope Cafe

Welcome to Hope Café, your international online coffee house. Like coffee houses everywhere, Hope Café is a place for connection that welcomes people from all walks of life. It is a reprieve from life’s pressures, competition and negativity. A gathering place that is not only warm and inviting but stimulating and thought provoking.
The mission of Hope Café is to build a diverse online community that engages, informs and inspires people to live healthy and meaningful lives....

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Clean Eating from the Hope Cafe Kitchen - Chile Chicken Pasta

 A favourite dish in my family, Chile Chicken Pasta is devoured for dinner and enjoyed for lunch the next day.

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Video - Shake Off Your Troubles with this Amazing Cover of Taylor Swift's Latest Hit

Posted November 10, 2014
Stop whatever you're doing and take five. Canadian band Walk Off The Earth stuns with their simple, catchy rendition of "Shake it Off".

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45 Awesome Gifts of Kindness Submitted by Hope Cafe Readers

Last updated: July 2, 2014
Kindness Corner is a blog of acts of kindness submitted by readers just like you. A big thanks to all of you who sent them in, keep them coming!

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