Conversation with Elsie Kriz, founder of Afrovitalityeats

Conversation with Elsie Kriz, founder of Afrovitalityeats On food, storytelling and community    Food seems to be involved in everything these days yet how do we perceive its influence? Its connection to our mind and spirit. Its ability to heal, to strengthen bonds and gather communities. On an individual and collective level,food is a powerful force on its own.  We live in a fast-paced society where mindful eating, swallowing with intentionality can become a challenge. Our relationship with food is an everyday experience yet we rarely ponder and evaluate how healthy this specific relationship is in our lives. So here is our invitation, let’s pause for a second and wonder. How do we feel about food? What is our current […]

A Book Many Lessons: All About Love by bell hooks

A Book Many Lessons: All About Love by bell hooks There are some books that you consult often, read slowly, dive into an extract, and let the words make a room in you, over and over again you manage to find a new meaning, a different voice, you manage to truly hear what you need to hear at that particular point in your journey. Reading All About Love is more than just reading a book. It is a journey to rediscovering our true essence, a reminder of what truly matters, an invitation to critically think of words that we hear often such as community, social justice, friendship, self-love, relationships – yet do not necessarily reflect on what it holds for […]

Why I blog?

Why I blog? What do you regularly do to, elevate your mind, challenge yourself, be creative, get out of this bubble you are evolving in? I blog. I blog because it has become a necessity.Some people need to shop, others to party, others to dedicate themselves to their work to experiment this satisfying feeling of excitement meaning they are right here, living, breathing. I need to blog, because of my love for writing, visual storytelling and traveling. I need to blog to know that I am alive and kicking, that I am not merely existing, letting life live through me, but living life fully, joy-fully, meaning-fully contributing to a project which deeply resonates with me. Expressing my creativity I need […]

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 […]

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. […]

Qu’appelle-t-on renaissance ?

Qu’appelle-t-on renaissance ? Dans le CNRTL, la renaissance est définie comme: 1/ l’action de renaître, nouvelle naissance. Une régénération spirituelle, morale ou intellectuelle. 2/ une nouvelle vigueur sur le plan physique ou moral. Et encore, comme l’action de réapparaître, retour, nouvel essor. Voici une invitation à la réflexion: quel est le sens de ce mot selon toi? Qu’est-ce qu’il renferme pour toi? As-tu déjà vécu une renaissance? Du point de vue de mon expérience personnelle, vivre une renaissance signifie réapprendre à se connaître, comprendre son soi le plus profond. On parvient ainsi à se voir depuis une autre perspective. Que te dit ton expérience de vie? On ne saurait cependant s’imposer une renaissance. On réapprend à se connaître au moment […]

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 […]