Catherine Kaluwa, a PhD student from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, talks about the journey she has taken from walking barefoot to school to researching the efficacy of plants that women in her homeland have traditionally taken for family planning. She also outlines some of the challenges she has faced as a female researcher working in a male-dominated profession.
Via Timbuktu Chronicles
Pompeii had a temple to Isis, the Egyptian goddess of fertility, motherhood, women, children, and a bunch of other related things. The temple is concrete evidence of the multicultural nature of the Roman Empire by 79 CE.
Through the practices of meditation and contemplation, we can take a sympathetic, gentle, yet penetrating look at our own habits, setting the stage for us to let go of patterns and rituals that have become embedded but do not benefit ourselves and do not benefit others.
It’s a good alternative to being a jerk.