I'll be honest and share with you that in the beginning, I didn't make all of these connections. I started thinking I wanted to help women replenish themselves. For almost seven years up until 2011 was the Director of an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) and I got burned out doing all the things. I didn't know how to take care of myself, and eventually left my job to take … [Read more...] about What do I mean by Wellbeing? And why do I connect it to Impact and Collective Care?
When we launched Jijaze in 2017 I wanted a name that reflected my intention: to build a community that supported change makers to be supported and resourced. I brought together a group of women based in 5 different countries to work with me on a name. We had loads of good ideas. Like about 50! And I got a bit confused about which would work best. My dear friend Eva Baguma from Uganda … [Read more...] about What’s in a name? How Jijaze became Mary Ann Clements & The Replenishment Room
I'm looking for a couple of organisations willing to be involved in a pilot of an approach we have developed at Jijaze called the Wellbeing & Impact process. So far we have been running this process very effectively with groups of individuals from different organisations. This pilot over the summer of 2018 will help us to learn about using it in an organsiational context. This is … [Read more...] about Looking for Organisations to participate in a pilot
It's not always easy building a project that challenges the way things are and questions so much of the conditioning we all have about both Wellbeing & Impact. Since we launched Jijaze last year we have sat with so many challenging questions about how to run this project in way that’s sustainable, with adequate resources, while continuing to deeply honor all of the values at the heart of … [Read more...] about One Off Sessions for April
When we started Jijaze we didn’t use the word self-care to describe what we were about. Instead, we talked about Replenishment. Although now we use the terms interchangeably, I initially made the decision not to talk about 'self-care' because I had a sense that people associate it with things that cost money like going for massages. There is nothing wrong with massages, but I was clear that … [Read more...] about Resisting the commoditisation of self-care & building our capacity for collective care