A Thought About Africa

Luca Neghesti wrote: “Maybe it isn’t about democratizing Africa, but about Africanizing democracy” This really has me thinking. Maybe the issue with many of us around the world, including Africa, is that we have bought the belief that Africa is ‘less than’. That somehow we, Africans, have to apologize for being who we are, how we…

Let’s Grow Old Together

Have you ever looked at someone romantically, and thought ‘I’d grow old with this person’ ? You might even be with such a person now. Well, the details of getting older sure are different than what I had in mind in my teens, and early 20s. I saw it as something…cute. Growing old together looked…

Beauty is in the Eye of the…Beheld?

Okay, Hi. Here me out. Here’s what I’m thinking & I would love to hear your thoughts on it 🙏🏽 Some people’s beauty is just seen for longer moments, and some for shorter moments, but everybody can see at least a passing moment of beauty in everybody, and beauty is in the eye of the…

Who Said? She Said! (Perspective)

The more you learn your lessons, the less you feel the losses; not because the opportunities won’t be there, but because your perspective will have changed. Who said? Sophia Neghesti-Johnson said.

Who Said? She Said!

“Konokono ndiyo anabeba nyumba” (Translation: The snail carries its home; (inferred: humans don’t carry theirs”) Who said? Bibi Fatma said.

Who Said? She Said! (Stankolada)

She said: “Pineapple and coconut are great together but not in the form of funk!” Who said? Yomi (7yrs old) said. (In reference to a deodorant 🤣)

Who Said? She Said! (Art & Soul)

She said: “God is such a Painter. To remove art from schools is like removing soul from humanity.” Who said? Sophia Zarina Neghesti-Johnson said.

The Active Realization of Self

N.B. I have used the word realize ample times. I’ve done so with thought. 🙏🏽 When we lack self confidence, and we keep commenting, silently, jokingly, or otherwise, on how out of shape we look, and how we aren’t that beautiful… we are too this and not enough of that…when we are at this …..place,…

A Dive Within

Sitting down to meditate is a daily activity I strive and hope to achieve, but one that isn’t always possible. So in comes being in a meditative state. This does not mean walking around in a daze, but to live in the waking world while being purposefully conscious of our spiritual journey, and with the…

“Listen…” Said the Heart, “The trees are talking”

Sometimes, when the breeze passes through the trees, I ask my children if they hear the wind and the leaves make music and if they see them dancing. Have you ever heard this music? Have you ever seen this dance? I hope you have. It’s quite beautiful. This past July I went to India for…