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Burkina Faso, Part 2

October 28 – November 5, 2014 Using Power – – – Building Global Community Yes, I’m obsessed, I suppose with the many faces of power as it relates to creating Global Community.    It seems so obvious to me that we … Continue reading

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Burkina Faso, Part 1

October 28 – November 5, 2014 The many faces of Power  As we prepared for moving on to Burkina Faso, our final destination on this incredible journey, it was time to focus once again on the purpose of the trip: … Continue reading

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Uganda, October 27, 2014

Uganda, October 27, 2014 Village Life “Connecting Ideas . . . The Power of Questions” The theme emerging for me as I reflect on our experience in Uganda is, for sure, interdependence.    The reality of connection – not just the … Continue reading

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Safari in Ugandan National Parks “On Connection . . . and Disconnect”

Uganda, October 26, 2014 Spending ten days outdoors in the natural environment is a rare treat for me – bringing new sounds, new sights, new pace, a different way of experiencing the air that surrounds us ~ and for sure … Continue reading

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Some Awesome Ugandan Women

Sent October 12, 2014:  Lunch with participants in Betty’s Conversation Winnie Noting that she is 53, Winnie explained that she was “slowing down a bit” from a hectic travel schedule required by her development work. She shared her “retirement plan:”  … Continue reading

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Engaging with Uganda

Sent October 10, 2014 Approaching Uganda by air is a forecast of the sensuality of this country.  The rainy season has left the countryside green – trees, bushes, fields, a rich contrast to the vivid orange/rust of the soil itself.  … Continue reading

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Rich Tradition Meets the Future: Ethiopia Part 2

Sent October 10, 2014: Experiences in Ethiopia But what about my intention for this travel – to amplify the impact of feminine  energy and women’s leadership?    For me, it always comes back to sharing stories of what women ARE doing, … Continue reading

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Rich Tradition Meets the Future: Ethiopia Part 1

Experiences in Ethiopia  ~  September 25 to October 5, 2014 We were hosted in Ethiopia by the gracious Weub Eshetu and her family.  At Weub’s encouragement, our travel to Addis Ababa was specifically planned to coincide with the Meskel, one … Continue reading

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Anticipation, Intention, Reflection: A Journey with Purpose

Sent September 29, 2014 (This BLOG will bring pictures and stories, not philosophy, and yet this thinking through the purpose of our travel was necessary for me as I prepared for the journey. If you are interested, I share it … Continue reading

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Who Has the Power to Stop Family Violence? We Do!

Leyla Welkin, Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Psychology specializing in trauma treatment, in a recent blog describes training regarding family violence which she and two others presented in Canakkale, Turkey.  The training was for representatives from the police, lawyers, family court judges, … Continue reading

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