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Inspiration Station: Why We All Need Nature, The Mother of all Therapies

February 4, 2013 -'WHY WE ALL NEED NATURE by Donna Sales
 “There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.”
~ Calvin Coolidge, 1924 speech
Humans have always had an intimate relationship with the earth. Until the last fifty years or so. Our ancestors, they hunted, gathered, farmed and fished. They walked, ran, climbed, rode, worked, played, and gathered outdoors. Nature was revered as the source of all life with its offerings, seasons, cycles, and, at times, fierce unpredictability. Human civilization – until the last fifty years or so – understood that we are intricately bonded...

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Photo and Quote of the Week

Rhododendrons in Bloom. Submitted by Linda Salloum, Comox, B.C.

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“ The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.”

Kahlil Gibran

Healing and Navigating Your River of Life

By Dr. Robin Vinge, N.D. Posted April 16, 2013
Healing is a journey. It isn’t always an easy path. There are no assured outcomes of any kind. It requires you to have a deep level of trust in the process. It requires the ability to surrender to the journey. To allow whatever needs to come up, without any thought of judgement; fully embracing yourself with love and acceptance. It is embracing what is, in all its entirety...

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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 - Oven Baked Yam Fries

The sweetness from the yam and touch of Cajun-style spice make these REALLY good.

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Video - The Kindness Chain Reaction

Posted June 19, 2013
BRILLIANT! The ultimate 'pay it forward' video. Watch as small acts of kindness take on a domino effect, passing from one person to another and eventually back to the person who started it all in the first place.

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40 Awesome Gifts of Kindness Submitted by Hope Cafe Readers

Last updated: April 16, 2013
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.

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