Coach Sara, the first Saudi Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a Certified Clinical Dietitian, took up the challenging journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and shares her inspiring and rigorous experience.
The hardest part was losing two toenails in the process. My feet where bloated, sore and painful to touch. The silver lining: wearing open toe sandals, waiting for people to ask me about my blackish purplish toes and answering casually: “Yeah, what, those? I climbed Kilimanjaro, no biggie.” And if you are an attention seeker like I am, those few seconds of admiration will be like living the dream. Flaunt those disgusting toes my friends, flaunt them!
After the climb, I was telling some of my students about the experience (for purely show-off purposes). Then, one of them asked me, “But why do people climb mountains for a cause? Can’t they just raise awareness where they are?” And that’s when it hit me. Climbing a mountain for a cause raises awareness, of course. It’s also about recruiting us, the climbers, to fight for the cause. If I’m going to put myself through this rigorous experience, then I really do believe in this cause. When I come back, I’m already involved. I’m personally invested. I’m more dedicated to the children of divorce because of what I’ve been through.
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Mawaddah Women Charity based in Saudi Arabia, work closely with children of divorcees, and have taken it upon them to create a safety haven for children of divorcees. Not too long ago, visiting hours took place at police stations. Today, Mawaddah is the legal hub for visits. “Beit Mawaddah” aka “Mawaddah Home” is a safety haven where visiting hours take place; drop offs, pick-ups and more. It’s every child’s right to feel safe with their parent/caregiver, and it’s every parent’s right to know that their child is safe during their absence.
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