Choosing a connected life in a culture that promotes isolation and autonomy as a way of life is Challenging
Making the conscious choice of a more humane and more connected lifestyle in an isolated and disconnected world can be challenging, and to do it alone is pretty much impossible. Lack of clarity of one’s values, emotional attachment to habitual behaviours, self sabotaging behaviours and the sometimes discouraging comments of well-meaning family and friends who do not always “get you” tend to throw you off track.
My goal is to empower you, to inspire you, and to educate you so that you can make choices that move you towards a better, more authentic, more connected and happier life. I believe that the foundation of a “good life” is wisdom. You need to develop YOUR OWN wisdom as you move on through life. But knowledge is often not enough to inspire ACTION.
Information is Not Enough
And repeatedly talking about how we live more and more disconnected from each other is not enough…
Many intelligent, well read individuals like you have lots of knowledge about the importance of living a more connected life for increased happiness. You know what to do and why to do it, but the how somehow seems to elude you. Taking consistent steps towards a more connected life and putting the knowledge into action is what is so important yet so challenging to do on your own.
I offer a variety of services and resources to help you move from wherever you are on the journey of happiness towards wherever you strive to be. My “job” is to help you:
- Develop your own wisdom and the confidence to trust in it, and
- Design your life based on your own values.
I believe that the “right” knowledge will empower you, and the “right” support will inspire you to take action and commit. This belief has lead me to develop a variety of programmes to provide you with solid, age-old African wisdom mixed with modern and powerful tools to empower you to put the information into practice.
Healthy Changes Need to Happen
at Your Own Pace
There is a season for everything, isn’t it? Wisdom is developed over time, as we acquire life experience, otherwise known as maturity. Figuring things out through those experiences can be extremely painful sometimes, and we often wish we had had the guidance to help us deal with life in advance, so we would have been better prepared. You cannot avoid the bumps that life throws at you once in a while (after all, that’s how we build character) but you can certainly learn to dance through life with more grace and acceptance, and less suffering. That is where wisdom comes in. But how can you know what you don’t know yet? That’s where I come in. Or I should say… my ancestors. I look for what in the legacy of my ancestors can be useful in the lives of others from anywhere around the world, to help them live a more connected and authentic life. My goal is to inspire you and provide support so you can face what modern sages are calling our contemporary crisis of the spirit.
My foundation for life was rooted in togetherness. I grew up listening to stories that promoted togetherness and collaboration, respect for the elders, for nature and the ancestors. I had a very strong sense of belonging. All the adult women in my community were aunties, the men were my uncles, and the children were my brothers and sisters. I had no choice but to live a connected life, and that’s all I knew to be true. As far as I knew, life was just a big celebration that I joyfully expressed through dancing and singing as often as possible, with my friends from my community. Not quite the typical image you have of a “poor African child” growing up in their natural environment, is it? My childhood in Cameroon was HAPPY because of the connected life I experienced. So I know firsthand the FEELING of a connected life.
By joining the Village Wisdom Series, you will learn the insights that have helped an entire culture of people throughout the ages enjoy a rich and joyful life blessed with authentic relationships and a strong sense of belonging, regardless of their circumstances.
A more connected life is Not only Possible, but Well Within Grasp with Loving Support
Imagine you, in a grounded, confident and happy body, mind and spirit, confidently going through your day with the self assurance of someone who knows that they belong and they have a whole tribe of people to support them whenever they need. Imagine feeling that way EVERY single day.
Take the Next Step toward living the Life of Your Dreams in the Community of Your Dreams.
If you’re ready to be inspired, empowered and guided towards the amazing life of connection and authenticity you deserve, this is it.
What is the Village Wisdom Series?
It is an inspirational newsletter that is sent to you once a week. In it I share traditional tales from anywhere in Africa, inspiring videos, wisdom quotes from African masters, guidance from African healers and spiritual leaders, live interviews and recordings with the keepers of our traditions, my own writings about the wisdom of Africa and what it can do for you, and anything else that will convey the wisdom of traditional Africa and its message of human kindness.
My intention is to engage your soul through this journey, not just your mind.
Do you have questions?
What will I get out of it?
In two words, INSPIRATION and CONNECTION. The series is meant to inspire you and bring to you the warmth of Africa, so that you no longer feel alone. Our traditions are all about sharing with one another, and living in togetherness.
- The stories will transport you to mysterious and exciting faraway lands and times
- The videos will inspire you to feel your own connection with your environment
- The wisdom quotes will help you build a deeper spiritual foundation
And so much more…
I don’t have that much time to read emails, I get many of them already that I never actually get to read
I make it easy for you to fit wisdom in your busy schedule… You go at your own pace, and you choose what is right for you.
How about reading something that actually makes you feel good and helps you consider another perspective on your own reality?
The newsletter will be kept short and simple so that it doesn’t add to your list of unopened mail. It will offer an opportunity to take a break whenever you feel overwhelmed or in need of support, or simply need to feel inspired by something amazing and out of the ordinary. You will be introduced to words of wisdom that will enhance your connection to life, nature and the people around you. Sometimes you will laugh, sometimes you will cry, sometimes you will feel challenged in your perception of life, either way you will always be moved at your core.
What will I find in your emails that I do not already find elsewhere, in other inspirational newsletters?
There is so much out there to help you enhance your life, it’s true. Yet here we are… Many people have tried conventional (Western) ways of coping with life difficulties and ways of enhancing one’s life, with sometimes disappointing results. Sometimes, it takes looking at life from a brand new perspective in order to find the solution to one’s circumstances. And the answers you have been looking for could come from a place you have never thought to look…
Africa has a lot to offer to the world. More and more people in the West are opening up to the spiritual depth of African culture, and are recognizing that “Indigenous” peoples carry a way of being that is sustainable, harmonious, healthy and just. This wealth of wisdom is finally accessible to you NOW, to support you in your own life journey.
If you prefer to start with a hands on experience, join my 30-Day Village Challenge and you will soon experience what it feels like to live a connected lifestyle, based on simple practices and age-old wisdom. Click here to begin with this free journey of connection, “The 30-Day Village Challenge”.
I am very much looking forward to welcoming you in my village and to empowering you on your journey to a more connected life, supported and inspired by African Wisdom.