Creating Environmental Sustainability through Community Development

Peace Corps Morocco, Prime Shine, Sustainable Living

When first preparing to volunteer in Morocco, I had many friends express surprise that there was a Peace Corps post here. Morocco is often seen as a well-developed tourist country for beach and desert excursions. While there is some truth to this, there are also many things that we take for granted in America. A […]

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4 Terrific Ways to Combat Spiritual Appropriation

Prime Shine, Social Consciousness

Affirmation: I value and appreciate each person’s spiritual identity and seek ways to uplift their history, beliefs, and practices Is it possible to be appreciative of religious and cultural beliefs without sliding over that thin line of appropriation? I am a young and diverse member of the New Thought community, which trends towards middle-aged and […]

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Could You Survive a Moroccan Meal?


Peace Corps Morocco

Food is life. And it is especially life in the Moroccan home. Scroll through photos of some notable food and be sure to take the quiz at the bottom to see if you can survive a Moroccan Meal. Weekly Souk One of my favorite meals: Fish Tagine — you get all the courses with the salad […]

October 27, 2016

Floating Through Posh Corps


Peace Corps Morocco, Sustainable Travel

I’m languidly floating in our hotel’s pool when a fellow Peace Corps Trainee swims over to me. “How are you liking everything so far?” he asks. “It’s been nice,” I say. “But I’m ready to get away from this place.” I laugh when I realize the ridiculousness of my statement. At the time, we were […]

October 6, 2016