16
Apr

The Red Sunset of Wadi Rum, Jordan

I am sitting on the untouched red sand dunes as the sun sets and the wind blows gently. A red and white Bedouin scarf is wrapped loosely around my head. Little plants sprout out of the desert sand, showing how there can be life in a desolate land, and how there can be hope in a hopeless situation. Hundreds of

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16
Apr

A Voyage Into The Sahara – A Poetic Story of the Sahara Desert

Sahara… The many stories of camels and nomads throughout the Sahara have always fascinated me and sparked my imagination. What mysteries, magic, and treasures lay in the sands, washed clean by time and constantly shifting to new forms and shapes. Here is where humans meet the vast desert, the powerful land that moves and shapes the very Earth. An unbeatable

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9
Apr

The Ocean of Blue – A Poem of Beauty and Mystery

A poem dedicated to the beauty and mystery of the oceans of our planet…   The ocean of blue, the traveler, the explorer, it reaches every bay, every rock, every corner.  It touches our souls for the life it brings the crashing waves a song they each sing. It echoes and laughs to the ends of the earth a circle of

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9
Apr

We Are Fairy Chimneys – A Story Told By The Lands Of Cappadocia, Turkey

I am a fairy chimney and here I have lived since the beginning of time. I have seen the warmth, the cold, I have lived a thousand lives, seen a million people go by. I know no end, like an eternal dream, I dance with the melody of time itself. The dinosaurs pass and the Earth shakes, the new era

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18
Mar

8 Ways I Have Changed Since I Started Volunteering

Volunteering and meeting refugees was one of the most life-changing experiences for me. I learned so much about the world and myself than I ever thought I could. Here are 8 ways that I have been changed since I started my volunteer work: I appreciate everything that I have Growing up more privileged than most, I never knew the feelings

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14
Mar

How We Can Learn From Our Past to Create a Better Future

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.   -Native American proverb  Every single day we are writing the stories of our lives and contributing our part to the great story of our world. All of history, ancient and modern, can teach us lessons about our own lives and why our cultures are shaped the

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13
Mar

The True Meaning of Kindness and Friendship – A Memory of Volunteering With Syrian Refugees

Kindness is love manifested in its simplest form. It is the smallest of acts that can sometimes create the biggest ripples in our very being. Humanity as a whole depends on these acts to survive, it is what gets us through our darkest days when we can’t see a way out. I once knew a little Syrian girl who had

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9
Mar

A Dream of Change – A Poetic Longing For A Better World

I can remember scribbling down these words after the first time I saw a refugee camp in 2016 in Jordan with my own eyes and made friends with people from Syria. I heard the real stories of lives affected by war and their dreams for the future. Little did I know that for the next 2 years I would be

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26
Feb

The Power of Stories – How We Can Create Peace and Understanding Through Storytelling

Storytelling has been at the heart of our civilizations since the very beginning of our human existence. It was how our ancestors learned to survive and evolve in this world and the way they understood their own identity within their tribe or people. Throughout all of history, different cultures have told the stories of their ancestors and the tales of the

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