Closing 2017 & Welcoming 2018!

“At the moment, our society’s notion of success is largely composed of two parts: money and power, But it’s time for a third metric, beyond money and power—one founded on well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder, and to give back.”  ~ Arianna Huffington

The Henson & Smith household chose adventure, engagement and learning in 2017!

We traveled to Sweden to reunite with my dear friends from UPeace, Alphonse and Muzy. Both continuing their peace studies in their careers in Refugee Integration and Journalistic Freedom, respectively.

We traveled to Africa to visit gorillas in Rwanda, and enjoy the big animals (and birds) in Botswana and the Serengeti. Visiting the Majengo Children’s home in Tanzania that serves 85 children whose parents have either died or could not take care of them was a treat. To see the kids vibrant, healthy, and receiving education to make their way in the world was heart-warming.

We were so moved that we organized a Majengo fundraiser back in San Diego that 100 family and friends attended and generously contributed $15k. Thank you.

A two-week travel trailer trip to Utah with two other couples was a highlight in October.   Being in nature and visiting such beautiful national parks is the adventure!

Dana and I took a stand for women’s rights, the earth and scientific decision making and marched with many other bright, smart and warm-hearted people in the Women’s March in Washington DC, the Climate March and March for Science in San Diego. Exercising our freedoms and voting IS our democracy. Count on us to do more in 2018.

Dana has trained, practiced and raised her nature (landscapes, animals and birds) photography skills to a new level in 2017.  Her photos are hanging in many homes in San Diego from the silent auction at our Majengo fundraiser. Look for her new website in the first quarter of 2018. Danasmithphotography.studio

I released a new website in 2017 hensonconsultinggroup.com. Please check it out and register for my blog for practical tips to tap your team’s full potential. Here is my holiday gift to you leaders: set a vision, train your team and get out of the way! They will do the rest.

Look for my book, Jungle, A Journey to Peace, Purpose and Freedom to be released in the spring of 2018. My hope is that the book brings courage to people that find themselves stuck in a career, job or life circumstance that no longer brings them joy. I believe we must all live our best life and use our gifts for the highest good. We are counting on you!

As we make another trip around the sun in 2018, know that you matter to us and we are grateful you are in our lives.

With Deep Gratitude,
Cindy & Dana

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