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The Revolution Begins The Revolution Begins - I’ve been studying the concept of ubuntu, a South African philosophy, since I was about 15 years old. The ancient philosophy posits that we are all intrinsically connected, unable to reach our full human potential as individuals. We can only manifest our truest, most enlightened selves through consistent interaction with other humans. I’ve detailed my […]
old town mombasa, kenya {one of my favorite hangouts} Clear Eyes & Open Hearts - In 2006, I gave away everything I owned, left my partnership at the private equity firm and transplanted myself to Rwanda. I wanted to reinvent myself through new experiences and become more of who I wanted to be. To say that my time in East Africa {Rwanda, DRC, Uganda, Kenya} involved some difficult times would […]
Second Hand Stress Second Hand Stress - When someone has an anger problem, it’s viewed as socially inacceptable. Perhaps counseling is in order. The same goes for someone that is obese, struggling with substances, smoking or nail biting. Each is a symptom of an emotionally based habit stemming from an imbalance. Habits are choices, no matter the circumstances. We choose to indulge […]