Feeling lost and unwanted – like no one cares about you – is a normal part of life for everyone. No matter how unhappy or unloved you feel right now, know that you are not alone. Every human being, no matter how loved or happy… Read More »What to Remember When You Feel Like No One Cares
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Taking care of your elderly parents requires a surprising amount of energy, time, and resources. If you don’t have energy, you don’t have the patience, compassion or love you need to be a good caregiver. These tips will help increase your energy level and ease… Read More »Caring for Elderly Parents? How to Get More Energy
Being alone on your birthday isn’t just lonely, it’s also a little embarrassing. I spent my 34th at a neighborhood pub, sitting at the bar, feeling sorry for myself and wondering how to be happy alone. After a glass of wine, I admitted it was my birthday to the bartender and the guy sitting a couple stools down…and they not only bought me drinks and appetizers, they sang “Happy Birthday.” Several times.
The holiday season will never be the same. After you lose someone you love, you’re not the same, either. How do you get through the holidays when you’re grieving? These ideas won’t erase your pain, but they might help you find a little hope, peace,… Read More »How to Get Through the Holidays When You’re Grieving
The grieving process is scary! Grief can feel overwhelming – a mixture of fear, confusion and pain that makes you feel like you’re losing your mind or going crazy. But the craziness of grief is essential to healing. You’re normal if you feel scared of… Read More »5 Simple Ways to Cope With Scary, Overwhelming Grief
“I want to go home” was all I could think for three years — the whole time I lived in Africa! “If I was at home right now, all my problems would be gone. I’d be safe and happy with my friends and family.”
How do you cope when you feel homesick and lonely on the mission field? You can’t just go home at the end of a long, difficult day as a missionary! When I lived in Africa — I taught missionaries’ and expats’ kids at Rosslyn Academy, an international school in Nairobi, Kenya. I was the loneliest, most homesick “missionary” I knew! I actually didn’t consider myself a missionary at the time, but I do now. And I was definitely struggling with a bad case of homesickness.