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  I’m back from Nairobi with a Kenyan name. I’m Nyawera, woman who works hard. Kenyan women can see who you truly are so easily! And they continue to make me feel valued and blessed. It was another fabulous trip (#8). I did much of the same work I love doing here and made new […]

East Africa 2014: Why I Go

September 23rd, 2014

  On the Amsterdam leg of the flight to Nairobi, I closed the book I was reading, The Essential Ernest Holmes, and turned on my iPhone music in shuffle mode. Out of the 800+ songs on my iPhone, up comes A Mighty Gift, by Rickie Byers-Beckwith. Those of you that read my blog know the […]

The Power of “I Choose … “

September 12th, 2013

It has been hard for me to express the “why” of this endeavor to create connections and relationships between women in the US and Africa because it rises from something deeply personal. I believe we’re on this earth to serve and share the gifts that are our unique expressions of that Perfect Power we all […]

My good friend and colleague, Kirsti Tcherkoyan, and I check in every Monday morning for our own little MasterMind group. Last Monday our conversation went to how our work with women, youth and leaders in Kenya has changed our perspective of the work we do here at home in Northern California.  Volunteering in a developing […]

Back from Kenya, it’s taken a few days for me to let the last two weeks sink in. It was an amazingly productive trip for me. I learned more than I shared, for sure, and came away with new relationships and opportunity that guarantee regular returns for years to come. The sweeping change in Kenya […]

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