It is amazing how disconnected we have become from this innate intuition that absolutely every other species has to feed itself. Somewhere along the way, we decided to complicate our relationship with food, turning it into something that is "good" or "bad", or capable of causing a great amount of shame. We began to use it as a tool for managing our stress and feelings rather than addressing them.
Bali has a special place in my heart, as it was the first place in Southeast Asia that I traveled to, which lead me to fall head over heels in love with that part of the world, and propelled me to want to work in global health nutrition.
It also was where I discovered yoga, dragon fruit, learned just how many people can fit on the back of a moped (so far the max I have seen is a family of five!), and this special dessert I am going to share with you all today.
If there is anything I have realized working in both food and water security in developing countries it is that there are many many players involved in creating true change capable of making a long-lasting, sustainable impact.
That could be through an international humanitarian aid organization, through a local community NGO or even a local congregation or business. There are many ways that people, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions etc., can help to create change within the system...the goal is that they do so collectively to create the longest lasting impact.