Twitter Lesson 1 – ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences

I have made no secret of the fact that I grew up with an alcoholic father. This means that the entire family, yes, including the extended family, was a maze of enabling behaviors. My childhood was almost entirely lost to this phenomena – which makes me very attentive […]

Internet Strangers can Be Lifesavers

So, we are back! How have you been? It has been over 3 months without a post. No writing and no reading. Isn’t it interesting how times of high confusion and lack of clarity about the future paralyze our brains? Routines are known to be good for our […]

Mindfulness as a COVID19 Coping Technique

Its mental health awareness month, and it’s also mental health awareness week. Statistics show that nearly 45% of adults mental health in the USA have been negatively impacted due to worries and stress over the virus. In Kenya alone, Intimate Partner Violence plus Gender Based Violence cases have […]

Emotionally Low-Maintenance

Are you aware that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? If yes, have you been doing anything to care for your mental health more than you usually do? Otherwise, start now! we still have 2 weeks! I have been thinking a lot about how in my early 20s […]

7 spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

Remember our last post Dreams of a Better Future was about Trauma Bonds? Imagine this is a continuation of that post! I was having this brilliant conversation with a friend about romantic entanglements. You are suddenly a part of a triangle and you don’t know which corner of […]

Dreams of a Better Future

Have you ever bonded with someone too quick? Almost too quick? And discovered a few weeks or months later that it was not the best idea to bond with this person at all? That there was too much pain there? Or anger? Whatever it was, it made you […]

5 ways to take care of your mental health during #21daysLockdown

I borrowed this from DESTINY CAREERS authored by Pearl Boshomane Tsotetsi because why invent something that already exists? Go read some more under the Life Under COVID-19 —————————————————————————————– Here are five simple but effective tools you can use to keep yourself and those who are around  you psychologically […]

Christine and Castro

I started writing this on the 18th of November. That is three weeks ago. You know how they speak about work-life balance? Well that is just hot-air because sometimes, work is the entirety of life. Additionally, life is work – the daily activity of living is hard work. […]

21 days as the Beginning of New Beginnings

Have you ever heard that it takes 21 days to change or set a habit? Have you tried it and has it worked? It is a lie. The lie started in 1960 when the Dr. Maltz published his thoughts on behavior change in a book called Psycho-Cybernetics (audiobook). […]

7 things to unLearn to Prevent Suicide

Did you know that every 40 seconds, someone, somewhere in their world takes their own life? Count that. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . .40. In recent years, I have thought a […]