The topics covered on today's Mama Bear Mini — international travel, international aid, and open international adoption — are nuanced and complex, as were co-host Tesi and Leslie's 15 days together in East Africa. After just having returned from an epic adventure with a group of eleven women, the co-hosts spend Episode 167 sharing the stories they learned from the men and women they met along the way, inviting listeners to consider each experience in order to learn something about the world, about humanity, and about each of us as individuals. This task of listening to learn has the tendency to open eyes and hearts to move the dial toward love and compassion and the mama bears hope to embrace it with this episode, and with every day traveled on this earth. (Special thanks to the Maasai women's choir in the village of Pangaro, Tanzania, for the music!) For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.