Let’s Talk About the Lies Perpetuated About African Culture as Primitive and Backwards and to What End…

By Anjana Kagume My great grandfather was a medicine man. His name was actually Kagume. And he used herbs and plants to heal people. He could go as far as the forest to find some specific plants. This must have been something he learned from his own father though I don’t have that information. HeContinue reading “Let’s Talk About the Lies Perpetuated About African Culture as Primitive and Backwards and to What End…”

Let’s Talk About Faith in Things Hoped for and not Seen….

In my teens, I was very idealistic. I thought I had my life figured out. Even saw in my diary for back then I had planned to get married latest by 25. Well I also wrote I hope to be a practicing psychologist by the time I got to 30 years of age, and thatContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Faith in Things Hoped for and not Seen….”

Let’s Talk About Boundaries….

There’s a cucu (grandmother) who I was talking with recently that taught me the value of the greetings in the Agikuyu culture. I also came across an article that tried to expound on the same. Basically the greetings were a way of enforcing boundaries so that you know there are lines not be crossed. Interestingly,Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Boundaries….”

LET’S TALK ABOUT UNDERLYING ISSUES DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR GIRLS THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS LATER IN LIFE

We will call her Jemima. When she was in form one, let’s call him James, their class teacher took note and an interest in her because she was a good student. By good I mean she always excelled in her studies, was in good standing as far as keeping the School rules is concerned andContinue reading “LET’S TALK ABOUT UNDERLYING ISSUES DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR GIRLS THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS LATER IN LIFE”

Let’s Talk About the Complications of Historical Injustices Especially if you Have a Whole Generation Ignorant of them Because Miseducation…

In the year 2007, in my home country Kenya, we were on call with my aunt who was trying to escape being killed together with her family from the night of 27th December of that year. That was right after the election results declared Mwai Kibaki as the president. Shortly after we also began toContinue reading “Let’s Talk About the Complications of Historical Injustices Especially if you Have a Whole Generation Ignorant of them Because Miseducation…”

Let’s Talk About Grief Triggered by the Loss of a Loved One

In her classic work ‘To Live Until You Die’ Dr Elisabeth Kübler Ross, a renowned psychiatrist and pioneer in the study of death and dying taught us that: “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. YouContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Grief Triggered by the Loss of a Loved One”

LETS TALK ABOUT EMOTIONAL CRISIS THAT HAS BEEN TRIGGERED BY THE COVID SITUATION

Often in the throughs of our pain, we like to look for an escape. I have witnessed this in my numerous encounter with my clients during therapy. Pain is the one emotion that we can never seem to get a handle on, and our past coping mechanisms don’t seem to be handy when we areContinue reading “LETS TALK ABOUT EMOTIONAL CRISIS THAT HAS BEEN TRIGGERED BY THE COVID SITUATION”

What Does African Indigenous Healing Look Like

See this beautiful words by Keketso Lebone (light) Motale Sangoma (Healer & Diviner), iNyanga (Herbalist): We need more healers who will beautifully tell their stories and have embraced themselves that they never feel the need to change themselves in order to be what other healers require of them to be, instead of the healers theContinue reading “What Does African Indigenous Healing Look Like”

HERE IS A THOUGHT….

Check this quote……. “I kept trying to apologize for the girl I was, for the harm she caused, the things she did and said. It comes back again and again, the fear based thinking, the shame. But then I remember: I don’t believe in repentance. I don’t believe in confession. I don’t believe in performativeContinue reading “HERE IS A THOUGHT….”

LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME GOOD HABITS FOR MENTAL WELLNESS

It’s easy to get good tips on what to do in order to take care of your wellness on social media. And if you are like me, then you are in family groups where someone is always sending mini sound bite videos on diets or tips and hacks of one nature. And some have veryContinue reading “LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME GOOD HABITS FOR MENTAL WELLNESS”