The Loiterer Feasts on His Feet

Suzan NjanaWisdom&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 asContinue reading “The Loiterer Feasts on His Feet”

Patience During Hard Times

by Suzan NjanaWisdom&Wellness Counselor – Kigamboni Kayegele Ka Mhande Jina Bulilo Nyamwezi Proverb We referenced this proverb for women married to excessively drunk men – which speaks of preparation bambara nuts – traditional Nyamwezi tribe food, delicious but hard, round seeds that are difficult to handle during preparation and cooking. This wisdom served women inContinue reading “Patience During Hard Times”

There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

Susan Njana Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – Kigamboni In my native tongue – Kinyamwezi, the saying goes “Wa Matama Abili Akapyaga“. The analogy we always referred to when I was a young girl was “When eating we use both cheeks to rotate food in the mouth – to create comfort and avoid burning when eating hotter food.”Continue reading “There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat”