Category: African inspiration

girl with rag ball
African inspiration

Childhood games

The village kids in my Kilimanjaro home, Shimbwe village, as many other African kids, are very creative with their games. Without excess of store-bought toys that are imposed on Western kids, nature is their play ground. Childhood games in the safe embrace of the community are a vital and integrated way of learning and maturing into healthy adult life. Hope you’ll get inspired by this…

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picture from a music video of Zuchu one of the biggest stars in Tanzania
African inspiration

African happy beats

In this post I share my personal playlists out of Africa. Tribal dances may slowly disappear in some tribes, but Africans never stopped dancing. Popular music is heard everywhere, filling you with joy and happiness. We in the West are totally missing out on amazing African music. Well that’s why I’m here, so that you can enjoy it too! It’s (always a good) time to dance!

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Healing plants & trees

The healing plants of mount Meru

A short hike along the Temi River on the slopes of Mount Meru in Tanzania, turned into a tour through the healing plants and trees of Africa. We were amazed to discover how many healing uses exist, often more than one use for the same plant! Let’s take a peek into the abundant gifts of Mama Africa!

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baby lion
African inspiration

Hakuna Matata

Do you know how many ways there are to say No Problems in the Swahili language? It’s Africa’s problem-free philosophy! Get inspired on how to leave your problems behind, the African way.

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African inspiration

Seven days

This is how long a girl stays home with the women of her family after her first blood appears. She is given much needed time adjusting to the changes, in the loving embrace of mothers. We can too!

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African inspiration

Safari- Deep longing

It’s my feeling that we all live with a deep, unconscious, and utterly unfulfilled longing to come back to a relationship of deep connection with our Mother Earth and with our nature family. And this is the real dream, underneath all other dreams, that brings us to our safari trip.

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African inspiration

About a boy

The walk down the Kanga river and all that happened on the way. A story about people and community on the slopes of the Kilimanjaro.

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