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Amani safari is peaceful travels in Kiswahili. Peace is something we should all strive for in our daily endeavors. A professor at American University once said that we need to replace all violent language in our vocabulary, beginning with the simplest of phrases. He said, for example, that we must always try to, instead of killing two birds with one stone, feed two birds with one hand. This beautiful saying stuck with me, and has led me to understand more fully the impact that even violent language can have on one’s mindset and actions.

As I travel, I hope to learn the intricacies of what is required to bring peace, be it mental or physical, to the people I work with. Here you will find pictures and stories of my work abroad, beginning with my time living in Cambodia.  By learning about new cultures and educating others, we can bring awareness to the global issues that affect us all, ultimately leading to a peaceful, cooperative global community.


2 responses

  1. Kevin Mududa

    Congrats Micaela!Your blog is great and I look forward to hearing and learning about your travels in Asia and later here in Africa.

    And I wholly agree with your take and quote on peace above. You are indeed living the Ghandhian mantra of being the change that you want to see in the world.

    The journey is the reward and enjoy your journey and rewards!

    Ahem….dont ask what time am writing this from this part of the world!

    By the way, if there is no picture of our favorite fury friend(s) on your home page next time I visit ….well um…I will shut it down! Lets have Clover somewhere.

    May 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

  2. BILL WILSON

    MICAELA
    I APPRECIATE THE INVITATION TO JOIN YOU. YOUR OUTLOOK AND GOAL FOR PEACE, OF SOME FORM WHEREVER YOU GET THE CHANCE, IS WONDERFUL.
    CHOOSING POSITIVE LANGUAGE IS A POWERFUL TOOL. I APPRECIATE YOUR DISCOVERY SO EARLY IN YOUR CAREER.
    I AM WAY PROUD TO CLAIM YOU AS MY SECOND COUSIN REMOVED AND MISPLACED 🙂

    June 1, 2011 at 12:04 am

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