We asked an IDEAS Associate, who recently began working with our refugee project in Cyprus, to share how serving refugees has transformed her life.
There are many "Movers and Shakers," and not just those who harvest olives. . .
I talk and teach a lot about “trauma-informed care.” Trauma-informed care basically means care (provided by anyone) informed by the knowledge of the science of what trauma does to the brain and body as well as the nuances of what this might look like emotionally and socially. This approach shifts away from the question of “What’s wrong with this person?” to a ...
What is something new you’d like to try this year? Visiting a new country? Starting a new hobby? Joining a new group? Starting a new relationship? Learning a new skill? Stepping into a new career? Or stepping into your current career in new ways?
It’s like a switch deep inside me. I can turn it on, but it’s more common for me to turn it off.
Working with IDEAS has opened my eyes and heart to the many needs and opportunities we serve worldwide. I am humbled and inspired by the sacrifices that you and our associates make in order to see lives transformed in communities of contagious hope.
To hope means to wait for something that has not yet happened. Waiting can be excruciating, especially if you are waiting for help, for relief, for a cure, for a safe home, for resources to live, and for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing.
Recently, during a meeting with the staff of a local organization we work with here in Lebanon, we were reminded that sometimes miracles take time.