Sayings of the Wise

Before you say something to someone, think about how you’d feel if someone told you the same thing… So many times we say nasty words to people we care about without considering how they may feel. Our insensitive approach makes us blind to see the pain we cause others. What would be painful to usContinue reading “Sayings of the Wise”

Sayings of the Wise

Wake up with Determination. Go to bed with Satisfaction. When we wake up in the morning we should be dermined to achieve something on that day and that particular day should have a meaning for us. Some people prepare a ‘to do list’ before they go to bed. The to do list is aimed atContinue reading “Sayings of the Wise”

Sayings of the Wise

Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance – wealth, great career, purpose – is the result of hard work and hustle over time. Carter Henry Hard work is key to our success. There are no miracles or shortcuts. The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art WeContinue reading “Sayings of the Wise”

Sayings of the Wise

The mouth should have three gatekeepers: ‘Is it true’? ‘Is it kind’? and ‘Is it necessary’? Some times we say things that are not true, we say them to please ourselves without thinking of the implications of those lies to ourselves and to others. Other times we say things that are cruel, not kind toContinue reading “Sayings of the Wise”

Sayings of the Wise

When it hurts observe, life is trying to teach you something.. In life there are lots of ups and downs. We should never despair when we face hardships. We will never learn to be better if we are always having things the easy way. The best gold passes through hot furnace. There’s always something toContinue reading “Sayings of the Wise”

Sayings of the Wise

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more Irving Berlin We are alive not because we paid the creator to be alive; and not because we are better than those who are no more with us. We should acknowledge and appreciate this asContinue reading “Sayings of the Wise”

The Loiterer Feasts on His Feet

Suzan NjanaWisdom&Wellness Counselor Kizani, 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 Kizani, Dar es salaam 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 servedContinue reading “Patience During Hard Times”

There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

Susan Njana Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – Kizani 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”