The Growth in the Dark

The Growth in the Dark “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver This time of year throws a variety of curveballs at us as beings; sunless days, frigid temperatures, feelings of isolation, illness and longing to be in...

Lymes Disease in 2018

It's summer again in the midwest and time to reap the benefits of enduring a long, cold winter. While the unofficial state bird (insect) is already buzzing in my ears, what's captured my attention this spring are the ticks. Several news articles have been pointing out...

Top 5 Reasons to get Acupuncture NOW

With autumn in full gear it's time to enjoy the season and take it all in....all except for maybe the colds and flus. Preparing your mind and body for change can be assisted with some solid acupuncture treatments. If that's not reason enough, here are a few other...

Need for change

During my time in Stone Town on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, I feel I was able to gain a true understanding of the life native Zanzibari people have come to accept and endure. Most of the challenges have arisen due to corrupt and misguided government officials....

Mirrors

So I have several weeks of back-blogging due to lack of wi-fi or internet access, loss of electricity and traveling. I hope to draw intrigue rather than annoyance with my wave of posts but I hope that they provide a better understanding of what I experienced as well...

This Zanzibarian Life

So the following post was written on Sunday but since electricity, internet connections and general life not going the way you plan, I am only now able to post it. Again sorry for the lack of pictures.....wish that camera cable had made it into my bag. Enjoy ;-)...

First Week of Clinic in Zanzibar

Well it's been a real trip. It seems crazy that I arrived in Zanzibar just 6 days ago.  I feel as though I have been here for at least a month as there are so many things to see, learn and experience. My flight was probably the hardest part.  After traveling for over...

19,100 Needles!!

Wow!  It really does pay off if you ask for what you need :-) Not only have I grown closer to my original donation goal of $1500.00, I have also obtained enough needles and supplies to benefit the Mnazi Mmoja hospital for much of 2012 :-) I contacted local and...

The Next Phase

Well it seems as though it's done. Friday I joined my classmates and walked across the stage in the Newmark theater and moved onto what seems to be the Next Phase. The graduation ceremony was full of meaningful words about change, transition and how we all have...

The Giving Tree

It's been officially 17 days since I started my blog and began this visual representation of my transition from life as a graduate student toward a life focused on service, healing and giving back. I am completely overjoyed and excited at the number of amazing...

     

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