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Resilient by Nature

“Look deeply into nature and then you will understand everything better.”    Albert Einstein Since we can’t be in Africa with our Tasimba guests right now, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on what I’ve learned in the hundreds of…

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Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.-Flaubert After a year of Covid restrictions and knowing that it’s still not over, one thing you hear more than ever these days starts with the three words “I can’t wait…”  There…

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Especially adapted for our Tasimba readers from an anonymous post. Time does not wait. Barely the day starts and it's already six in the evening. Monday just arrived and already it’s Friday. Another month is already over and the year…

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A good friend thanked me shortly before Christmas for a gift I didn’t even know I’d given him. We were in a Zoom meeting of a CEO peer group organization we both belong to, and were answering the question: What…

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Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering "It will be happier"- Alfred Tennyson The best thing about having 2020 behind us is that it makes room for all kinds of hope and optimism for 2021.  Hope…

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Our Wild Calling

“Reconnection to the natural world is fundamental to human health, well-being, spirit, and survival.” – Richard Louv I recently read a book called “Our Wild Calling” by Richard Louv. Its subtitle tells you why it is such an inspiring read:…

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We Need a Break

I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order – John Burroughs Six months into the pandemic and all of us, in one way or another, are feeling stressed by the massive disruption of…

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Trending: Longer stays

Safari publications we’ve recently seen tell us that Africa travel experts forecast that longer stays will be a thing coming out of the pandemic. As one writer put it; Gone are the days of 2 to 3 night stays in…

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Reconnection: It’s Natural

The human animal thrives on social reconnection. We’ve always known that and we’ve always taken it for granted. It is the lifeblood of our society. Then three months ago, within a matter of days, we were suddenly deprived of our…

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A Message from Mother Nature

While around one-third of the world’s population has been in some sort of lockdown, this Mothers’ Day Mother Nature herself has a message for us. Her messengers have been many of her wildlife species who have started to come into…

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Leading in Difficult Times

Many readers of this newsletter and many Tasimba guests are leaders in business, in their communities or in society. Our CEO Hugh Coppen, who is a leadership coach and consultant (when he is not leading our safaris!) has published an…

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