Entries by napagstacy2018

Ways to Help the Ukrainian People

With the ongoing war in Ukraine, I contemplate where I can be of service. What, if anything, can I do? I began researching organizations and discovered some incredible charities making a difference.   If you are able and feel called, please consider making a donation to support the Ukrainian people. Every bit helps. A donation of […]

Destigmatizing Mental Illness

My First Experience with a Mental Health Disorder I’m twelve, sitting on a plaid, sectional coach in my aunt’s  living room, trying to concentrate on my homework, but I’m distracted. No, I’m terrified. Ten feet away, Aunt Sylvie is in the kitchen muttering, pacing back and forth. I’ve never seen her behave this way before. […]

The Sahanaayili Village during the Pandemic

(The above image is a gathering at the Sahanaayili Village of Nanton before the pandemic. Now only twenty people or fewer are allowed to gather as of May 2020.) Separated by a Pandemic – United in our Response It’s been over five months since I last saw my partner with the world transforming before our […]

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Ghana – Statistics and General Information

Hello all, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Several of you have asked how chiefs and the Ghanaian people are coping during the pandemic. Before addressing what’s happening in our village, I thought it may be helpful to share some basic information on Ghana and my understanding of how chiefs […]

Ernesto and the Holidays

A thirty something latino man with dark wavy hair and a trimmed mustache sits alone at a table with a small, spiral note pad. He meticulously goes through some notes and scribbles down fresh revelations as they come to him. He’s dressed in a nice pair of jeans, a crisp, blue button-down shirt and wears […]

Maria and Apollo

“Do you mind if I sit here?” Asks the women in a bright purple shirt with shoulder blond hair and brown doe eyes. I’m seated at the Whole Foods dining area reading my book, enjoying my coffee and small salad while taking in an invigorating, sunny spring day. Earlier she was in front of me […]

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A Poem to My 110 Year Old Self

Studies have shown that writing down thoughts and inspirations of gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to make us feel happier and to create more meaningful and joyful experiences in our lives. By expression gratitude on a regular basis, the impact can last for months and deepen one’s own well being. A few […]

Nanton Village

The Village of Nanton For the next few posts on this website, I’ll be sharing my time in Ghana with my partner, Chief Suale.   Traveling to Nanton. Billows of red, dust trail behind our car as it barrels down the dirt road. We’ve been traveling for over an hour into the bush to visit […]

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The Horse: A Noble Steed

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. ~ Sharon Ralls Lemon   For the next few posts on this website, I’ll be sharing my time in Ghana with my partner, Chief Suale. A Graceful and Sentient Being The horse has […]

Adventures in Ghana

Hello and welcome! I’ll be sharing some travel posts here for the next couple of weeks. Some of you may know, (and for those of you who don’t) Chief Suale is a Chief of the Dagomba tribe in northern Ghana. Because of our responsibilities, his duties and family being in Tamale, we travel to Ghana […]