The pain and power in waiting

If growth is something you seek, you will perpetually be working towards and waiting for something. As humans, we are ill equipt to deal with the unknown. We prefer safety, comfort and the magic power to endlessly control our environments. If we don’t know what our future holds, and who of us really has a […]

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My AHA (Love) Moment

I tend to have an aha moment when I am fully immersed in ordinary things liking folding laundry or brushing my teeth. It happens during these moments of absolute presence when my mind is calm and quiet enough to let the insights and clarity come through. I had an aha moment the other day while riding my bike from the yoga […]

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Welcome to Sweden

Monday marked five weeks in Sweden. Unlike being in other countries where there is a significant cultural difference, acclimating to life in Sweden has been fairly easy. The biggest undertaking I can forsee, besides getting to stay for longer than 90 days, will be learning the language. It will require retraining my mouth to make new and […]

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African Home Makeover Part II

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. – Sarah Ban Breathnach Down by the River, just past Naafa’s After some decorating & 5 weeks later . . . There it is…Home Sweet Home! More to fix here and there but it feels unbelievably good to […]

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First week on the ground

The first week was an absolute whirlwind. Mornings I wake up around 6:30 or 7:00am and start the day with a basin shower. I shower in a small dark room with some natural light peeking through a small window. I stand in a wide red bucket and pour water over myself. Mama Ali provides me […]

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Here I go again….

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless Before I left, […]

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