"The piece is not new, its been up in different variations, I was wearing something that makes me look like a waru, which is a potato, but it's also like...WHO ARE YOU" ⠀
Enough said, Listen to @njambi_juice, who is a bi-racial storyteller, representing Kenya, which makes up her identity but also brings a lot of questions. Swipe Right hear more! We discussed the good, the bad and the beautiful. TAKE A LISTEN, LINK IN BIO!
Proverb by the Akan Tribe in Ghana reminds us that in order to understand our present and future, we must know our past. 💡 As you plan and prep to visit Ghana for The Year of Return, please check out our website to see how you can give back via our health fair. #TheColorsOfAfrica#COA
The full Ghanaian Proverb is: Se wo were fi na wosan kofa, yenkyi!
Well we’re back in the States and I realized I never posted any photos from @badcheetah100 ‘s dream stop - LONDON!!
One of our favorite things to do was just hang around some of the beautiful sites, like the Tower Bridge and avoid the crowds of Buckingham Palace!! 🤪 The only issue with the Tower Bridge is that it’s close to the Tower of London and over a week later our son has just stopped having nightmares and telling everyone he meets how “Tower of London scary. They chop people’s heads off (followed by the movement of his arm pretending to slash off a head).” Ummmm, guess the screaming 2 year olds were paying more attention than we thought!
Needless to say, we’ve been diffusing lots of juniper berry (helpful at reducing bad dreams) instead of the usual sleep blends this past week!
PS - check out our stories this week for more photos of our week in London and special offers with doTERRA in Europe only!
Although certainly not the same as being with our 🇲🇦 family, we managed to make the best of an unexpected weekend in 🇬🇧. The kids have been slowly releasing pieces of our experience to continue to process it, and have been having a field day exploring new parts of London. Today it was Highgate cemetery and parts of Hampstead. We've been spoiling them a little, as I try to make it up to them knowing we are not with our friends in Morocco! #londonlife#siblings#siblinglove latest #barça kit, movie afternoon, mommy's glasses... The list goes on... 😝
This past week, we were supposed to be in Morocco with our second family @yasbkk@mouniaboukaa@kenzeau etc As I sadly mixed up my expired passport with my new one, we were denied access at Moroccan airport security since not 1 out of 4 people that checked our passports in the UK before boarding noticed the expiration date. . *
After a somewhat challenging experience being held by Moroccan police at the airport, bounced from holding room to holding room with limited (if any) information, denied water or food and unable to get hands on our documentation so we could take matters into our hands, the kids and I eventually managed to get safely back home. While I managed to stay calm on the outside taking the kids through what they thought was a "super fun adventure", we certainly had a lot to process in the aftermath. . *
We spent 2+ hours the day after getting back home reliving the memories they went through to help them create a positive mental narrative and express their feelings, concerns and answer any questions they may have had about the choices I made on our behalf and the way various people handled themselves during the situation. I was amazed to see how much emotional intelligence they both exhibited in understanding when I was flattering to influence, when I had to reset to firmer approaches to get food and water, how priorities change in times of "crisis" and how much empathy they showed for the people that were left behind in those holding rooms, that we met and helped along the way. They had great questions and insights into the whole experience but most importantly surprised me with their level of optimism and being able to understand this was a temporary situation, specific in impact, and not pervasive. In other words, I was proud to see that our kids explanatory styles are congruent with a resilient mindset.
We miss our friends terribly, and so wish we could be with them now, but I remain hopeful that as they tell me "it was written" and "everything happens for a reason". I for one, got comfort that these kiddos are ready to face any challenges that come their way. #resilience#neuroscience