Articles tagged with: Homesickness
Helping Those in Need
Many of us were glued to the television last weekend, waiting and watching for news on the massive storm that hit the Philippines. It is difficult to wrap our minds around what has happened. The results of this terrible storm have left thousands of casualties in its wake. We remember all those who lost family members and friends. We think of all who have lost their homes and livelihoods. And we are grateful for all those who are working to bring aid and help to all those in need.
Homesickness and Culture Shock
Homesickness is defined as: “acutely longing for one’s family or home”. Culture shock is defined as: “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” (Webster’s Dictionary) Live-in Caregivers can experience homesickness and culture shock. Claire Ramirez describes what she went through when she first came to Canada as a Live-In Caregiver…