THE TONGUE IS THE ORNAMENT OF THE LIPS

Mary Kingu
Wisdom&Wellness Counselor

Tandale, Dar-es-Salaam

We as a community must be aware of the words that we cross our lips in communicating with each other. As words can have a negative or positive impact in family, community and various constitutions.

A SINKING MAN STRUGGLES HARD TO STAY AFLOAT

Christina Mande
Wisdom&Wellness Counselor

Buza, Dar-es-Salaam

Instead of making excuses upon failing to make your goals, examine the root cause of the derailment and address it head-on to get to the core of the problem to have hope to solve it.

DON’T SHUT THE DOORS TO YOUR HOME

Alfreda George
Wisdom&Wellness Counselor

Buza, Dar-es-Salaam

Extend the field and change your cooking pot when the family expands.

Swahili Wisdom

For newly married couple, welcoming extended family members from your spouse into your home brings blessings.

STRESS REGULATION … What Works for You?

Neema Tembele
Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer TEWWY

You know that feeling…? the feeling of your insides turning, like blood is boiling as it rushes to your extremities? Chest feels like it is physically crushing the heart beneath it, vision is blurry, forehead weighing you down, an additional 10lbs.

The physical experience my body is going through as I type these words is all too familiar now. Sometimes I have it handled great …. some deep focused breathing to help ground me, get me back to center. But as I’m struggling to find my center – try to take control of my breathing, reminding myself that I know what is happening, and I know why its happening …but the ringing in my head is not subsiding.

Feeling anxious for an extended period of time isn’t fun … it really helped catch a very deep breath by checking off some tasks on my daily planner where I set some very attainable goals – and I can promise if I hadn’t written it down to check it off, I might have allowed my anxiety to take control of my life again. To allow myself to go through the whole day without feeling accomplished.

I use Trello to manage my projects and to manage my time. if you haven’t used a project management tool, I strongly advise you look into it. Highly increases efficiency – and apparently manages anxiety as well.

And writing, having this space to share this … thank you for this very deep breath I just took. Until then …

A BIRD IN HAND IS WORTH TEN IN THE BUSH

Rustica Tembele
Founder & CEO – TEWWY

One should appreciate and value what he/she has no matter how small it is, because that is what belongs to her/him, it is rightfully hers/his and it is worth all that you do not have. What you do not have is worthless and meaningless/useless for you because it is not under your ownership and hence you cannot control it.

The Loiterer Feasts on His Feet

Suzan Njana
Wisdom&Wellness Counselor

Kigamboni, Dar-es-Salaam

Mtembezi Hula Miguu Yake

Swahili Wisdom

He who prefers going out for aimless walks, always unsettled and lazy – doesn’t perform income generating activities to get daily bread for himself and family, won’t have anything to feed themselves. Such lazy people are zero earners and are nicknamed as such as they depend on their legs to get their daily bread.

This wisdom is given as a warning and to encourage loiterers to change from laziness/walking and engage in income generating activities to attain better living. This can be accomplished by cutting off all means of financial assistance and supporting them towards acquiring gainful employment instead.

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