Tag Archives: Health

Learning about my community and the art of saying no

It took just three months — and moving to my permanent site — for the Peace Corps life to get real, and difficult. I have spent the last week living an easy life while meeting people at church and the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Sangoma

Yesterday we visited the sangoma, a traditional health practitioner who works with herbs and consultations with the ancestors to provide advice and treatment to visitors. The sangoma danced for us to the tune of a single drum. His dance expressed … Continue reading

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Q&A Session: Pre-Departure

As I have been preparing for my departure to Swaziland, I have been asked many questions about my future with the Peace Corps. I will provide below many of these questions and their answers so that you too can know … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m moving to Swaziland!

Some of you know this, but to the rest of you: I am moving to Swaziland as a community health worker with the Peace Corps! Departure is approaching soon (Monday, the 13th), and packing is in full swing. Many of … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Rocky Mountains

Last week I asked for some awesome mountains in the Colorado Rockies. This is what I got: This is the view from the top of Mount Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado and the second-highest in the lower 48 at … Continue reading

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The agony of being sick away from home

Since Wednesday night, I haven’t spent more than a few hours each day away from my bed. I can’t eat anything, I can hardly drink anything and I can’t sleep in the afternoon or evening. I can’t even read because … Continue reading

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