Category Family & Relationships

Interview with Winfred Buya Mukonzo of The Empower HER Initiative

This year, the ‘Wacha niKwambie’ blog embarked on a yearlong theme dubbed, ‘Giving Back: I will be my brother’s and sister’s keeper’ a clarion call to all the readers of this blog to reach out to their communities and ‘give back’ and inevitably leave this world a better place than we found it. This month of February we are blessed to interview a young Kenyan lady, Winfred Buya who will

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How to cope with change and transition

I write this at the end of another day. After the end of another day of family, work, career and the so many things that I have to juggle on a day to day. After I am done with this article, I will hop into bed, get some good sleep and hit the road running yet again tomorrow. Amidst the day to day balls that I have juggle I find

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Grief Therapy CITAM Valley Road – Short Notes

Sunday, 16th December 2018  As a family pray together Make random visits to each other Get a project that takes you back home, where your loved ones rest Your foundation of past years is what will see you through. Nourish your soul with the word when things are fair and calm as that is what will hold you in the storm The initial reaction to the death of a loved

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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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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 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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Life must go on – soaring after loss in life

I recently lost my father and I took some time out to hibernate into my own thoughts, to count my losses, weep and mourn, recoup my losses and seek the way forward. I have finally gathered the strength to blog about my experience. You see I have always been Daddy’s girl, there is nothing that I held back from my father, NOTHING at all. More than a father he was

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Social Etiquette Tips

Apart from the work place on a day to day basis we get to interact with people on a social capacity. During this interaction there are expected norms and behaviours that make for effective communication and enhanced relationships with our friends and loved ones. Something as basic as how we eat, what our mothers referred to as “table manners”, how we use the bathroom or restroom can make or break

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A Tribute in honour of the memory of my beloved father

… the greatest supporter of this Lifestyle Blog as read at CITAM (NPC) Valley Road Church, Nairobi on Wednesday, 13th June 2018… Daddy, you called me your “twin” daughter because of our physical and “hyper” personality resemblance. We enjoyed similar passions in life – media, reading, writing, fashion and inspiring people. I hope you know how that makes me feel – proud to be your “twin” daughter, a spitting image

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