41 Things that we can all be thankful for: Wacha niKwambie blog gratitude list

The gift of life. Family. Friends. The peace that reigns in my country. Peace of mind. Very important. Nosy neighbours. It means that I have a place to call home. Freedom. Food to eat. A source of income, no matter how humble. My favourite musician. What is life without some lovely songs to keep one going? The internet. So much information to grow one if you just but sieve it.

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I am comfortable in my own skin

Care of hair, nails, teeth and eyes The moment that you have been dying for and dreaming about all these past months of 2018 has just reached, that first kiss with your love interest is just about to become a reality. Unfortunately, the moment soon breaks down into smithereens, little fragments and pieces as the odour emanating from your dream bae’s mouth shatters your dream in an instant. What is

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I am comfortable in my own skin

Our skin is a big deal – literally. It’s the largest organ in the body and one of the most complicated. It has many roles in the maintenance of life and health, but also has many potential problems, with more than 3,000 possible skin disorders. Not only does the skin hold everything in, it also plays a crucial role in providing an airtight, watertight and flexible barrier between the outside

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Physical fitness

Happy New Month! This month of October 2018 is an effort to rev up our physical selves in a month christened, “Mwili wangu hazina yangu – My body my treasure.”   Some tit bits on physical fitness.   Some signs that you are physically fit;   You can touch your toes. Your heart rate falls quickly after a work out. No exterior belly or thigh fat. Your body moves easily.

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How best to help someone who is grieving

Many a time we do not know what type of support or comfort to give a family or friend who is grieving. The best support to give someone is as follows: Acknowledge the situation. Express your love and concern for the person who is grieving. Offer your support e.g. chores and roles. Ask the bereaved person how they feel and listen to them. Be there. Listen some more. Give reassurance

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Thirty six awesome things I will miss about Joash: A tribute to my brother

His love and honour for my parents. His love for a diverse group of people. My brother never discriminated on anyone. For youth and vibrance in our home. His swag and fashion sense that was just awesome. How children freely mingled and connected with him. His pets, specifically his dogs; Snoopy and Leo, mad love to you. His smile that could brighten any day. His pacifying nature between my sister

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Wacha nikwambie ya Bizna: Interview with Beverly Mawia Entreprenuer August 2018

Who is Beverly Mawia? I am 22 Years old. Therefore, I feel like that is not a question that I can be able to answer adequately.  That I am still in a phase where I am changing, learning and unlearning, becoming and becoming. It’s a confusing phase actually. The world is changing at a very fast pace and we are expected to adjust to all these changes. We are expected

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21 Complicated or incomplete grief

With loss comes grief. Incomplete grief arises when  it is stalled or side tracked. Signs of incomplete grief include; Irritability or anger. Continued obsessing or musing over the deceased person. Hyper alertness and fear of loss. One tends to feel more vulnerable, the world unsafe, world seems unsafe, hypersensitivity and alertness for worse things. Behavioral overreaction. Addictive or self harming behaviour. Turning to alcohol, drugs or workaholism. Apathy, numbness or

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Life must go on: On loss of a sibling by Lucy Ngari

The loss of a sibling in adulthood can have many meanings:- -It is the loss of a brother or sister who shared a unique co-history with you. This person was an integral part of your formative past, for better or worse. -Your brother or sister shared common memories, along with critical childhood experiences and family history. -When death takes your brother or sister, it also takes away one of your

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Life must go on: On coping with grief by Lucy Ngari

When you’re grieving it is both important and difficult to take care of yourself. Your loss may take away your energy, your appetite and your emotional reserves. How to take care of yourself 1) Allow yourself to grieve: Often we push the grief away, or tamp it down by distracting ourselves with activities or tasks. Trying to avoid grief only leads to prolonging it — the grief has to be

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