The importance of being present and mindful

In trying to get inspiration, I refer to others blog and came upon this lovely phrase: “You can’t really understand foreigners until you are one.” There is such a freeing feeling in traveling; the ecstatic feeling of trying new things, of being immersed in a new country with different ideals and customs, and of being…

Reasons why we need more global citizens

For the longest time after leaving America in June 2014 to teach English in Ethiopia, I felt like I wasn’t living life. When trying to explain my reality to friends back home, I grasped at ways to connect with them on how badly I needed a life changing experience. At times, my world felt isolated and…

Through The Teacher’s Eyes

For 42 minutes, 40-60 students squeeze into a classroom in what feels like 70+-degree heat, sitting three, sometimes four, to a desk.  Each student is assigned a number that they receive in classes and the digits consequently become their identity. Some teachers knew students name, but of course, these students were the brightest, smartest and…