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John met us today, thanked us for all of our work, and said "today is all about you relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Dominican."
It was exactly what I needed to hear after a terrible start to the morning. Most days, I'm getting only 6 hours of sleep, and am totally fine with that; staying up late sharing life stories with Jamie, waking up early to fit in some yoga on my beach facing balcony.
But this mornings yoga started with a glimpse of a blob ...
... or soap. We all worked at painting the rooms for a couple of hours and it made a great impact. As we finished, a cockroach crawled up my leg.
Did you catch that?
A GIANT HISSING COCKROACH climbed up my leg!
I'm still alive. I was full of paint, cobwebs, and cockroach footprints, and there was no running water or soap.
We were bussed back to the lodge, and I was first in the pool! ...
... of the community coffee production, and Juana, the owner of a snack shop. Surprisingly, Both Juana and Ubaldo had the same answers to a couple of different questions. This congruence really confirmed the answers that were shared. When asked what their favourite part of the community was, both answered that the unity of the community was what they were most proud of. Looking back a couple of days ago to our meeting with the Maria Auxiliadora community leaders, ...
... Will ethical issues be fixed simply by focusing on the positives, or will ...
... nearby. On Friday we also had the chance to
split into small groups and meet with individuals who live in Maria
Auxilliadora, learning about their stories and how they run their businesses.
This is a mix of the practices of Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Mapping which
we’ve learned about, and it was so humbling and such an honor to just listen to
these people and understand more about their lives, as well as encourage ...