Thursday, October 20, 2016


 ‎Happy Mashujaa Day beautiful people, 

Thank you all for using the tab on the side to get in touch with me. I am dropping to point something out real quick;‎ I have been picking guilt and grudges, bitterness and resentment vibes from your emails and I have seen how they are holding some of you hostage. 

For those not Swahili speakers, Mashujaa is Heroes and today is heroes day here in Kenya and I would like to ask all of us to our own heroes today by taking the Day 62/ #100DaysofMentalHealth challenge; forgiveness (releasing). 

All you have to do is;

1. take time out of the time you spend feeling guilty or replaying that grudge scene in your mind and list down
a) people (and things) you need to forgive (release) 
b) people (and things) you need to be forgiven (released from) - yes you need to do both because none of us is perfect and we need balance in life

2. then seek wisdom on how to go about it (here are a few ideas depending on the situation)
- a face to face or emails or calls, 
- let go without a word 
-seek trusted experienced external help from a safe space,‎ 
- you may do a list and pray over it (then burn it),
- mirror rehearsals and constant affirmation,
- Quiet Time and meditation or scripture digging and breathing exercises or a period of praying and fasting


It is definitely not a one day process, you will be required to put some work into it‎, seek help from worthy sources if you must...whatever your method; remember your mind, body and soul are not vessels for grudges and guilt or bitterness and resentment.

Sending love and light, 

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Take back the power - Day 61/ #100DaysofMentalHealth

Read this article here
Good afternoon beautiful people, 

I got tagged on these 2 (now 3) now 4 links of a world mental health day oped I wrote...the piece is about how mental health needs to occupy it's space (just the same way each and everyone of us needs to occupy their God given space despite the environment they are in) in all these national and continental development efforts we are making and branding #AfricaRising. 

I am excited about this on so many levels but most importantly because for so long others have written about those of us with mental health conditions and assigned us roles, given us labels based on our symptoms and only know us as statistics (1 in every 4 - WHO speak), it is liberating and empowering to be able to tell our own narratives and even more powerful to share our stand points.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Life after the relapse; Scaling beyond 'at least'

Good morning beautiful people, 

How cute is today? 

During my early morning talks with God, He mentioned to me about heights and mountains and since a lot of times this has been interpreted as trouble, I started feeling anxious, mostly when I looked down. So He reminded me of the moment I have shared in the pic above. 

This was in August this year when I did a MOTH training here in Nairobi under my Aspen New Voices Fellowship which culminated with an event where a few of us got to share our stories and work.

People said I spoke well.,
That's not the first time though that people have commented on how I share my life journey and the drive of what I do, 
but that has not always been the case;
there was a time my speech was not all that,
When I couldn't explain myself,
When I had trouble speaking because my seizures would leave me twitching for days.
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