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“The very act of resting is the hardest and most courageous act he can perform.”

“There are times, then, when in order to keep ourselves in existence at all we simply have to sit back for a while and do nothing. And for a man who has let himself be drawn completely out of himself by his activity, nothing is more difficult than to sit still and rest, doing nothing […]

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​​6 Tips for Self Care While Living Abroad

When we move abroad we all hope—at least I did—that we will be the kind of people who integrate seamlessly into the local culture. We’ll tell jokes in the local language over ​cassava fries and warm beer (or whatever the local snack happens to be) and move fluidly between our compatriots and our cross-cultural friends. […]

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My Story of Ending Well

“Ending well means intentionally setting aside time for reflection and acknowledgment, time to name the cost, the enormity of the work and everything that has gone into it, and name the moments of grace and beauty that helped carry us through.” Dr. Dan B. Allender Source: http://theallendercenter.org/2015/05/endings-3/   I would never want to speak for […]

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The Dignity In Our Loneliness

Do you ever feel lonely? I have, and I do. For the better part of my sophmore year of college, I spent my time cramped up in my bedroom and frustrated by a lack of meaningful connection. During that time, I had to seriously wrestle with a stark and nagging loneliness that had been creeping […]

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