How to start writing for your wellness? A week challenge: 7 days – 7 lists

How to start writing for your wellness? A week challenge: 7 days – 7 lists   Sebenni ni Taama means writing and travelling and is all about providing you relevant tools for your self-growth. In that regards, writing is a powerful one. It is a tool that has helped me tremendously to ponder my experience in this world, to think about my character and has enabled me to deepen my spiritual and personal development journey. To write is to be audacious, it is to dare to start and act, act on yourself, on your environment and on your ideas.  To write is to dare to explore your potential. To write is to take a step closer to knowing yourself which in turn […]

Un livre, quels enseignements ? : « Une si longue lettre » de Mariama Bâ

Un livre, quels enseignements ? : « Une si longue lettre » de Mariama Bâ Certains livres vous laissent sans voix tant la beauté des mots, l’authenticité des personnages, la pureté de leurs sentiments et de leurs expériences de vie vous touchent. « Une si longue lettre » de Mariama Bâ est un livre qui résonna fort en moi. L’autrice sénégalaise illustre le parcours des deux meilleures amies protagonistes au sein de son pays. Il s’agit de parcours qui me sont particulièrement familier dans les faits, de trajectoire de vie dont j’ai été témoin de maints fois. Toutefois, la lecture de ces fragments de vie a été une révélation, car bien que consciente des faits, des injustices quotidiennes et banalisés que mes […]

My seven rules on how to gain awareness and self-confidence

My seven rules on how to gain awareness and self-confidence                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Article by Clarisse Encontre Inside the […]

When was the last time you did something you were afraid of?

When was the last time you did something you were afraid of? When was the last time you challenged yourself? Challenging ourselves as difficult as it gets can be a tremendous opportunity. Fear, should not hold us back when it comes to doing things we have no doubt would make us smarter, wiser and greater in spirit. Fear is an indicator. Sometimes it shows us what we should not do. Often it shows us exactly what we should do. One of the things that sadden me most is seeing individuals with tremendous potential who do not take concrete steps closer to their aspirations. I have observed throughout the years that this inaction often comes from fear. Fear not to be good enough, […]

Le parcours de Clarice, co-fondatrice de l’association durable SustainTable

Le parcours de Clarice Co-fondatrice de l’association durable SustainTable Le développement durable. Qu’est que cela signifie réellement ? Comment pouvons-nous concrètement, au quotidien, respecter davantage l’environnement dans lequel on vit ? Contribuer à un projet ou créer une association qui a un impact durable. Pourquoi et comment se lancer consciencieusement dans cette aventure ?   Afin d’aborder ces thématiques, j’ai pensé qu’il serait pertinent de discuter avec Clarice, titulaire d’un bachelor en biologie et bientôt d’un master en science de l’environnement ainsi que co-fondatrice de l’association durable SustainTable. Dans ce portrait, Clarice partage avec nous son parcours, ses convictions quant au développement durable, l’impact de son association SustainTable ainsi que ces considérations afin de construire ou contribuer à un projet associatif durable. […]

What Rebirth Is

What Rebirth Is According to the Oxford Dictionary, rebirth is: 1/ a period of new life, growth or activity 2/ ​a spiritual change when a person’s faith becomes stronger or they experience a spiritual shift Here is a journal prompt: How do you understand this word? What does it entail to you? Have you ever experienced a rebirth? From personal experience rebirth is re-learning self, comprehending yourself on a deeper level. A level of understanding that leads to a shift in the way you perceive your persona. What does your personal experience tell you? You never force your way into a re-birth. You re-learn self in due time, when an overload of predicaments leaves you no other choice but to […]

PART II Voice to Voice: Mariama, poet and advocate with Djénéba

Voice to Voice with Mariama, poet and advocate and Djénéba PART II Voice to Voice is a series of questions and answers on wellness, creativity and arts between Mariama, a poet and women’s rights advocate and Djénéba, founder of Sɛbɛnni Ni Taama. It is a conversation between two creatives willing to flourish and  learn from each other journeys.  If you have missed the first part, here it is. Mariama writes poetry in French and English, she describes herself as a “an extraordinary nobody who writes ordinary wonders” you can discover her words throughout this post and in her brand-new instagram La Chenille Râleuse. Djénéba’s answer – Mariama’s question As everybody is reflecting on the ending decade, what are the things […]

Voice to Voice: Mariama, poet and advocate with Djénéba

Voice to Voice: Mariama, poet and advocate with Djénéba Voice to Voice is a series of questions and answers between Mariama, a poet and women’s rights advocate and Djénéba, founder of Sɛbɛnni Ni Taama. It is a conversation between two creatives willing to flourish and most importantly to learn from each other journeys. It strives to foster a sense of community, to openly discuss our authentic concerns, to inspire each other to take the necessary steps to thrive in our own lives. A necessary process in order to expand our imagination, to explore different possibilities. But most of all to remind ourselves of our inherent strengths and successes to keep going through the journey. Mariama writes poetry in French and […]

The Storytelling Meet-Ups

The Storytelling Meet-Ups Program A personal space We believe that conversation is an essential tool for exploring what we think about ourselves, for establishing real relationships with others and for making new realities possible for our community. The Storytelling meet-ups are events designed to discuss and share openly about different topics that are needed and that affect women in an intimate atmosphere. These spaces wish to respond to a need to share common experiences and build sustainable bonds in our community. The next theme: Being multi-passionate. Through intimate discussions, we will share our experiences about what this entails as well as relevant tools for adopting a lifestyle that is more authentic with who we really are. A follow-up document with […]

Exploring the journey of 3 inspiring trailblazers

Exploring the journey of 3 inspiring trailblazers On societal obstacles and regaining strength What if we start taking education of self a bit more seriously? Let’s pause for a second to truly ponder. Who are we at our core? What do we know about our history, our people, our heritage, our family, our parents? What is our purpose? Where are we heading? Too many of us not only lack that knowledge but also have internalized a distorted narrative regarding their being. Having a clear sense of self is vital, to keep going, to grow through the ever-challenging circumstances that we will encounter throughout our path. But also, to value the more comforting, loving moments in our journey.   It does […]