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.) Response to COVID-19 It’s been over five months and the world transforming before our eyes.     The Government’s Response On March 23rd, Ghana responded to […]

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 or inspirations as they come to him. He’s dressed in a nice pair of jeans, a crisp, blue button-down shirt […]

Maria and Apollo

“Do you mind if I sit here?” Asked 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 […]


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   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 with family and the Elders of the Nanton village. Family is all-encompassing in Ghana and good friends are often called uncles, aunties or […]


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. These adventures are from my recent trip. Arrival into Accra, Ghana West Africa Arriving in Accra at 8:00pm has moments of glee and patience. Excitement because I’ve arrived in Ghana after nearly 24 hours of travel, and patience because […]

The Ancient Ones – Majestic Redwoods

The redwoods are mystical, magical and anyone who has spent time within a redwood forest knows of their majestic beauty and reverence. Some of the symbolism associated with redwoods are: community, intuition, wisdom and enlightenment. Recently I had the opportunity to receive their wisdom and here is an excerpt from the experience.