Journey of Hearts - a Safe Haven
Journey of Hearts was created as a safe place to go, to be, to discover things to do, to read, a place where one can go to feel connected and not so alone, to realize that others experience similar feelings of loneliness and that there is hope.
This website is for those who for a variety of reasons may find themselves homebound and unable to get out to do other things:
1. Home bound - from disability, immobility or situation
2. Grief bound - from depression so consuming that you are unable to leave the home.
3. Time bound - from commitments during the day, either work or home that make one's free time unpredictable.The Internet and Insomina
Research studies done in Wisconsin on Breast Cancer survivors found the time when these women were most likely to be using the Internet, was in the middle of the night.
This has been confirmed by some of the early statistics we have had on the time useage on Journey of Hearts and several messages that I have received from those who have found solace on this site during sleepless nights.
quality about a website, particularly Journey
of Hearts, is
that it is here all the time, anytime when a friend is needed.
We hope to be a friend and provide a place for all the lonely people to belong.
Loneliness - the Poems
at a time when I was experiencing Loneliness and Isolation, this poem is
included to describe the emotions, so that visitors to the site, may not
feel as isolated and lonely in their own emotions.
©Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
Inside we're depressed and try to smile.
A smile don't work, depression gets worse
The idea of being lonely we try to nurse.
When it gets so bad we can't think any more
We should think of the things we truly adore.
Good times are there in the past of our lives
Whether it's with brothers, sisters, husbands or wives
If we have none of them just think of a friend
Remember a good thought, let happiness begin.
© Peter Coutermarsh June 28, 1994
Look to happy, joyous memories of the past during the times of loneliness to help hold on, until things get better.