One Day I Will Write About The Love I Lost

By Camistare She loved me enough to walk away, loved me so deeply to let go for that is how she put it. I always thought if she ever left I would die and I was right because when she left I died to all that I ever […]

10 things I Know about Bipolar Disorder

Did you ever meet someone who spoke about something and you thought: “I have heard about it, but I know so little about it!” A couple of months ago, one of our members spoke about his/her bipolar journey and triggered my learn more process. I knew the basics, […]

o jewa ke eng? – What is eating you up?

There is a Lesotho tweet by a user calling herself/himself Keabetswe, on Twitter. It is a simple question – o jewa ke eng? – that has received lots of responses. The responses vary from the unemployed narrating the pitfalls of unemployment – rents unpaid, school fees backlogging, meals […]

Awareness – the simplicities and complexities

In previous posts, we have written about Shame and we have written about Harmony. This week, we move on to nr. 3 of the SHAMAR wheel of mental health (Shameless, Harmonious, Aware/Attitude, Motivated, Accountable, Resourceful). Awareness is one of the building stones to good mental health and in […]

Depression is not a joke – a poem

They think you are insane They think you have a choice They think you can voice your pain They think you can get a better solution They think you are a rich spoilt kid They see you as an immature kid who don’t know what life holds They […]

Dealing with time shortage

At times, 168 hours are not enough to accomplish all the things on the “weekly” list. A great deal about mental health and self care is recognizing and accepting time limitation as the stress trigger it is. And then taking control of time to make it work for […]

Sometimes…

Sometimes you try to do the right things for yourself and they turn out to be the wrong things. Sometimes you try to make amends for screwing up and you end up in a deeper hole than you were before. More depressed than you were before. Sometimes change […]

The paradox of a peaceful, harmonious life

How do you define Harmony? How do you define Peace-of-mind? Harmony is defined as forming a pleasing or consistent whole. To be free from disagreement or dissent. Which in its essence requires us to consciously reduce the chaos and messes in our lives. Peace of mind is the […]

Beware the lie of – “Be a man, Be strong…”

Ronald Chepkwony was only 16 years old when his dad died. He narrates the story of being a privileged child, being bankrupted by disease and leading a non-privileged, grief-stricken adulthood. He starts by  telling us about his childhood, a distant father, who did not show any emotion and […]

When Pain is masked as Anger

Two days ago, a 16-year-old high school boy stabbed his mother’s boyfriend to death in Kericho County. Apparently, he asked him “what are you doing here? You are not my father!?” His mother is widowed, so she was not having an affair. This also means that the boy […]