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”

ARE WE ALL CRAZY?

Read this words by Jacob Nordy: Maybe the greatest breakthrough realization of my life has been that everybody is crazy.I am.You are.Everybody is.Not just a little bit, either. Deeply, perilously nuts.(The self-aware, words-using human is a storytelling creature that is naturally insane.) And we go even crazier trying to hide it so that no oneContinue reading “ARE WE ALL CRAZY?”

WHAT GOOD IS SPIRITUALITY

In my journey towards understanding and decolonizing mental health, I have battled with the notion of spirituality. You see as an African it’s as if it’s a default to believe there’s more to reality than what is physical or can be counted and measured. I grew up as a Christian, and it’s values were whatContinue reading “WHAT GOOD IS SPIRITUALITY”