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October 15

Natures Beauty Pictures

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” — John Ruskin I took advantage of Independence Day in Lesotho on Oct 04 to visit Cape Town and Namibia.  I wanted to share with you the beautiful sites I saw.  Africa is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever […]

October 12

Safari Time!

“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” — Dr. Seuss A couple of weeks ago I took a few days off and went on a safari in Kruger National Park in South Africa.  Then, on my actual birthday, I spent it brushing down, feeding and interacting with elephants in the […]

September 28

What’s in a name?

“A girl should be two things:  who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel Last week, I went on a retreat with my CHAI colleagues.  While we did work, we also had the opportunity to learn about each other on a personal level.  It was here that I learned of a custom in Lesotho that […]

August 16

Words Have Power

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men and women to do nothing – Edmund Burke Ok, so I added women to the quote to make it relevant for 2017. I know this blog is supposed to be about PULSE but I need to voice my opinion about the heartbreaking […]

August 14

Mountain (Mis)Adventures

If you so choose, even the unexpected setbacks can bring new and positive possibilities. If you so choose, you can find value and fulfillment in every circumstance.  – Ralph Marston A few weeks ago my team and I went to the mountains to observe more instances of the World Food Program (WFP) Food Distribution program. […]

July 10

Clothes vs. Attitude

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt We all have different tools in our toolbox that we take out and use depending on the situation.  One of the tools I use is my wardrobe and accessories.  We’ve all heard people say “Dress for the job you want, not the […]

June 26

My Adventures in Mohales Hoek

“Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light.” — Dan Brown Before I get into my trip to the mountains, I wanted to share with you some words and phrases I’ve been learning in Sesotho.  I am super lucky to have an awesome roommate in the CHAI house Thatohatsi (Thato for […]

June 26

Absurd and Amusing Airport Anecdotes

“Laugh at yourself, so that you will be able to laugh at the challenges of life.” Savitha Hosamane On June 17th I began my journey from Canada to Lesotho.  I consider myself to be well travelled.  Maybe not as much as some, but I know my way around airports.  I’ve also on occasion travelled on […]

June 15

Countdown 2 Days To Go…

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.  – Mark Twain Wow can you believe that by this time next […]