Let’s Grow Old Together

Have you ever looked at someone romantically, and thought ‘I’d grow old with this person’ ? You might even be with such a person now. Well, the details of getting older sure are different than what I had in mind in my teens, and early 20s. I saw it as something…cute. Growing old together looked…

Beauty is in the Eye of the…Beheld?

Okay, Hi. Here me out. Here’s what I’m thinking & I would love to hear your thoughts on it 🙏🏽 Some people’s beauty is just seen for longer moments, and some for shorter moments, but everybody can see at least a passing moment of beauty in everybody, and beauty is in the eye of the…

On A Day Like This

“Everybody has days like this, sis” my big brother simply said, after checking on me for a bit longer than he usually can. We didn’t really talk about it, because…well, what new thing is there to say when you’re feeling kind of disheartened for no ‘apparent’ reason? You already know what to do about it…find…

For Women’s Month: Interviewing Miriam Odemba

Happy Women’s Month! It has been a while since I have written anything on here. There has been much creative outlet, just on other…paper, and on canvas! Yes…much on canvas. I am extremely happy to come to you with this snipet of the interview I had with Miss Miriam Odemba; Tanzanian international model and health…

Ready, Set, Action! Interviewing Seko Shamte

In a post I wrote a while back I mentioned being surrounded by some phenomenal women. One of these women is an old friend I was honestly kinda jealous of, back in sixth grade. She was cool, dynamic, and knew the lyrics to all the songs! (LOL) Our Cameroonese teacher would bring up a song…

First We Meditate, Then We Go for Tea

India is synonymous with architecture & temples, spiritual journeying, curries & spices, beautiful textiles, and of course chai. There is so much more to India than these few things, but it cannot all be told in a short story. Even with writing a long, well-written report, full of spirit and heart, you might feel some of…

The Seat Next To Her

While looking at photographs for a current project I came across this photo. It made me think. This is one of many women by whom I am surrounded who are intelligent, beautiful, dynamic, fun, and overall wonderful. I have also noticed that most of the women around me are really strong women. They have their own…

Pretzel In Pretzel Out: Yoga for the Mind

The last thing I felt like doing today was a physical workout. I thought about painting, writing, working on my vision board, meditating…but my mind is saying “no” to everything. Well, it isn’t that it’s saying “no”, but it’s more like I don’t know what it’s saying. It feels chaotic in there; in my mind….

The 2016 Food Post: The Tanzania Experience PART I: Dar es Salaam

You may have already read the I Love Food posts, but what is life if not eating, talking while eating (chew with your mouth closed, though, please 🙂 ), and talking about food? There is nothing quite like the discovery of a new food or spice, or like the rediscovery of the same thing. Some…

Reunited in Tanzania

This past June, I packed my husband and two younger kids and shipped us all off to Tanzania. I’m joking. They actually had a choice to come. Well, my husband did (smile).     Tanzania is my birth country and although I have lived elsewhere, I still call it my home. The last time I was there was…

Where is the Queen?

Where is the Queen? Does anyone know? Most importantly… do you know? You, you the queen. Do you know where you are? Do you know who you are? The princess looks up at you as she sees you resplendent; in a light you’ve forgotten. You’ve wandered down a darkness that is starting to shroud…aloud… On…