HOW DOES AUTHENTICITY LOOK LIKE FOR ME

It was back in 2015 when I consciously made a decision to be authentic and live in truth. Little did I know what I was signing myself up for. You know the script for it gets ugly before it resolves and becomes better….It’s not that I wasn’t doing a bit of that from before, howeverContinue reading “HOW DOES AUTHENTICITY LOOK LIKE FOR ME”

MAITU AND HOW SHE STAYED SANE AFTER NYAKERU WRECKED THEIR WORLD HAVOC

My Maitu (great grandmother) is well over 100 years. She was the second wife, in a polygamous family of 4 co-wives. Two are now deceased, and is best of friends with the surviving co-wife. As to how her children and those of the other wives are doing is a story for another day. Marriage wasContinue reading “MAITU AND HOW SHE STAYED SANE AFTER NYAKERU WRECKED THEIR WORLD HAVOC”

LET’S TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME: EMERGING ADULTHOOD

So, I am out of high school. I know I will be joining college in August. FIrst things first. Driving school and computer college. I hated driving. I skipped classes so much and even the time I finished, I failed the exam the first time. But passed second time round. I become very active inContinue reading “LET’S TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME: EMERGING ADULTHOOD”

LET’S TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MYSELF: ADOLESCENCE

So adolescence found me in class seven at the cruel nun school. I don’t remember much happening, just the usual doing what I must to survie. Then in the year 1997, after finishing class eight, I started my periods. I was so scared because I felt like something has shifted in me. Schucks. Anyway itsContinue reading “LET’S TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MYSELF: ADOLESCENCE”

LETS TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MYSELF: CHILDHOOD

I was born on August 26 the year 1983, in a town called Nyeri in Kenya. I am a second born in a family of three siblings. I had a relatively normal childhood. Well I have some unpleasant memories like being touched inappropriately by our nanny at the time. I also remember visiting with thisContinue reading “LETS TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MYSELF: CHILDHOOD”

How My Path Shifted: Transcending Culture & Religion

Many people come to me because they see my name and face and assume that I somehow represent Hinduism and Vedic astrology. Nothing can be further from the truth as I do not resonate with how it translates into actual practice – and how its ideas are used to justify the status quo. These are…Continue reading “How My Path Shifted: Transcending Culture & Religion”

Mugikuyu By Ancestry: What Does That Mean?

Facing Mt Kenya authored by the first president of the republic of Kenya, alludes to a mythical story of the origin of the Agikuyu people. It is a story that was narrated to me in childhood by my grandfather, that we came from Gikuyu and Mumbi as the first parents and their nine daughters whoContinue reading “Mugikuyu By Ancestry: What Does That Mean?”

WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE WE CAME FROM TO UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE NOW: HISTORY IS NOW

I asked 10 random people to give me a background on how we become a country called Kenya. All of them narrated the same story; Mau Mau fought the colonialist and helped us gain independence in 1963. None had any more information as to why we even had to have the Mau Mau fight forContinue reading “WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE WE CAME FROM TO UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE NOW: HISTORY IS NOW”

Mugikuyu by Ancestry, Understanding Mental Health

My name is Dr Liz Wangari Gichimu, a clinical psychologist based in Kenya. I have been a mental health practitioner for the past 10+ years with a kin interest in personal development. In the course of my studies and practice, I came to the realization that most of the mental health issues were conjoined toContinue reading “Mugikuyu by Ancestry, Understanding Mental Health”