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 break 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 resiliency in individuals, families and communities by spreading hope, love and kindness in the world. The content is fresh and topics are relevant to the lives of everyday people.
Though an incredible range of diversity (thankfully) exists amongst people in the world, the fact is that we are more alike than different. We all need to feel safe and secure and have food to nourish us, water to hydrate us, and sleep to restore us. We need to belong, to be included as a member of the tribe. We need a sense of purpose, the belief that life has meaning and that we have a valuable contribution to make in the world. And what of love? Ah yes, the undeniable, powerful (and sometimes overwhelming) need to love and be loved. A deep respect for humanity is at the core of Hope Café.
We all strive. And face painful life events. We struggle. Make mistakes. Brush ourselves off and try again. Make more mistakes. We dream. Succeed. And fail. Try so hard to fit in. And find our way. Think we have it all figured out and eventually accept we probably never will. Sometimes our bodies do what they’re supposed to so, allowing us to live full and active lives. Other times, pain and illness can derail us and leave us reeling. Yet we continue on. The remarkable resiliency of the human spirit is honoured and celebrated at Hope Café.
In this fast-paced world of busyness, sensory overload, media bombardment and celebrity obsession, we can ‘forget’ who we are and what we need to be whole and balanced. Hope Café is a place to find your center. Get grounded. Reboot.
So make yourself comfortable and enjoy your stay at Hope Café. The door is always open, seating is unlimited, and everyone is welcome. We are so delighted you could join us and hope you will visit often.
With Warm Wishes,
Donna Sales, M.A., R. Psych.
Founder and Publisher of Hope Cafe
Donna is a registered psychologist and writer living in Calgary, Canada.