All posts by “zanewilemon

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photos of africa…

Taking some time to go through photos from last years December trip to Kenya.  So many memories, time with Ubuntu Tribe members introducing them to our impact programs, a few nights out in Nairobi, hikes out into the Great Rift Valley and time out on… Read More

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small wins

Reflecting today on one of our UBUNTU Mums, Miriam, photographed here inside her home on my latest trip to Kenya. Miriam has been sewing and hand making products at UBUNTU for about the last 5 years. She is a peaceful, quiet, gentle spirit with a… Read More

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writing to heal

“Emotional upheavals touch every part of our lives. You don’t just lose a job, you don’t just get divorced. These things affect all aspects of who we are – our financial situation, our relationships with others, our views of ourselves, our issues of life and… Read More

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zazzle in africa

“The irony is that we attempt to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or more acceptable, but our worthiness, even our wholeheartedness, actually depends on the integration of all of our experiences, including the falls.” — Brené Brown What a journey the first… Read More

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“Meditation is looking deeply into things and to see how we can change ourselves and how we can transform our situation. To transform our situation is also to transform our minds. To transform our minds is also to transform our situation, because the situation is… Read More

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anger compost

Below is one of my favorite entries by Thich Nhat Hanh in his book, Peace is Every Step. In the entry he likens our anger to compost and how these unwanted feelings like anger have the potential to serve a greater and necessary purpose in… Read More

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falling upward

Learning how to trust the falling process, to not resist, but open yourself to the awkwardness, the discomfort, the unnatural feelings stir within you…this has been my world the past few months. I’ve been home in Austin since late November and this is the longest… Read More

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Kenya Reflections

   The diverse songs of the Mara birds, the river frogs and valley insects fill the air as we watch the approaching thunderstorm roll in over the vast grasslands. It’s day two on safari in the Maasai Mara and I am overwhelmed with deep gratitude.… Read More