Happy Thanksgiving from Kenya!

Don’t fear friends, Meltdown Mary is OK!  I think she may have scared a few of you.  My intention behind the use of the word meltdown was to encompass the mix of frustration, anger, sorrow, and hopelessness I sometimes feel.  I believe the meltdowns are normal and often arise when I am deeply moved by a personal passion.  Being vulnerable about my questions concerning enabling versus empowering, especially in such a public forum, allow me to learn and grow.  And [Read More…]

July 9th, 1981

32 years ago today, I popped out of the womb in St. Louis, MO and landed on Parkland Ave, a middle to upper-middle class neighborhood where food, clothing, shelter, and education were viewed as a right not a privilege.

And even though my basic needs were being met, I wanted more.  I constantly compared myself to others yearning to be skinnier, prettier, smarter, richer, and of course, for my parents to be cooler.

I’m pretty sure the look on my face sums [Read More…]

Kenya Flashback Series 1 of 6

Hello to my dedicated email followers (reached 100 on Monday – woohoo!)

I thought it would be a good idea to post the pseudo-blogs I wrote last summer to give those who weren’t on the list a taste of what my month in Kenya was like.

July 11th, 2012

JOURNEY TO KIPKAREN


Multiple people have asked me if I will be writing a blog while I’m in
 Kenya.  My response has been a quick no. My fear of [Read More…]