Tag Archives: Travel

What is the PITH of Black Pith Poetry?

Deep within a young tree is the pith, or soft tissue which stores and transports nutrients throughout. As the tree grows, rings surround this pith to show the evolution of time and development. After meeting the young men who are … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Black Pith Poetry, HeartsTravel, HFTD, Hope for the Day, HopeTravels, Kitwe, Mental Health, Mental Health, Hope for the Day, Origami, Paperforwater, Poetry, Self Care, Solwezi, Spoken Word, Travel, Uncategorized, Zambia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hearts Travel Where Hope Travels

It’s December! The hustle of the holidays makes this a whirlwind month. I think of how many holiday gifts I have wrapped in my lifetime and how much time I have spent finding just the right presents, while often succumbing … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, HeartsTravel, HFTD, Hope for the Day, HopeTravels, Mental Health, Origami, Paperforwater, Self Care, Street Art, Travel, WJHSPantherpride, WJHSPeopleProject | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving from Afar

It’s almost Thanksgiving. While I am dreaming of dinners gone by and craving the sweet mix of mashed potatoes and cranberries, my thoughts are focused on gratitude. I often ponder how people I’ve met on this journey practice explicit thankfulness … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Ethiopia, Mental Health, Hope for the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Forgiveness & Umuganda

What strikes me about Rwanda is the way forgiveness is viewed as an active process without a concrete end. There is a general belief that forgiveness, while it is agonizing, in its deepest and more pure form, requires work both … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Rwanda, Travel, Umuganda | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I Will NEVER Do That!

As we get older, it’s natural to define and refine our tastes and preferences based on life experiences. For example, I know I don’t like OKRA. I’ve tried it fried, baked, and mixed with other vegetables, and I just know … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feeling….GRATEFUL!

After 10 and a half months of life on the road…countless train rides, a load of flights, and almost one hundred different places where I’ve laid my head, this is it! One hour until I head to Fiumincino Airport and … Continue reading

Posted in Italy, Travel | Tagged | 5 Comments

Big Ideas? Nope!

I have half a blog post written that is all nostalgic about my great travel experiences this year and the wonderful people I met…all true but not really feeling it today! I have a half post written about how scared … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | 2 Comments