Damn… this is why I had to let you go: A tribute to my once toxic friendship.

You lit  me up… the wall flower in the party. That was in 1995. You thought I had great style  but was too shy for the world to notice…so like  an onion, you peeled my timidity; peel by peel until you found my self  confident core. Kwambie. You saw me through the dry spells life bequeathed me. You were always a phone call away. Like 911…. I could count on

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A detox to the workplace: The case of Uzima Enterprises, Nairobi

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of spending an afternoon with some  employees of Uzima Enterprises in Nairobi as they shared to me how they were able to detox their workplace over five years ago. You might know that Uzima Enterprises have for three consecutive years been voted, ‘ the best fictitious company to work for in  Kenya’, an accolade that the members of staff conveyed to me yesterday

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One last word on toxic family relationships!

The feeling that parents are predisposed to unconditionally  love and protect their children is not entirely true. A toxic parent is one whose behavior to a great extent inflicts emotional damage which contaminates the child’s sense of self worth, leading to low sense of self esteem and poor self image. Toxic parents are usually as a result of poor parenting themselves. They are controlling, abusive (physically, emotionally and verbally), issue

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‘True Love does not hurt all the time – on toxic romantic relationships’ a moment with The Wapenzis

This Sunday afternoon, Kwambie meets The Wapenzis  at a popular food joint in Nairobi, the  Nairobi Java  House in one of the upcoming shopping malls for a one on one on one of their darkest periods in their relationship  and how they rose through the ashes to salvage an otherwise toxic relationship.   Kwambie:Hello,  I cannot believe that it has been almost two months since we last met? Sifa Wapenzi:Yes

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One last bit on Human Nutrition

The following have been cited as  Super Healing foods Kiwi fruit Cherries Guavas Beans Watercress Spinach Onions Carrots Cabbage Kale/’Sukuma wiki’ Dandelions The following have been cited as antiaging  foods for ones skin: Oats Oranges – mainly fruits and vegetables Avocados Lean beef Brussel sprouts Salmon Grapes To slow down the aging process one’s diet should be rich in fruits and  vegetables, lean protein, omega 3 rich fish, whole grains,

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Healthy nutrition for teenagers and the elderly in a nutshell

Teenagers Need a healthy balanced diet because of growth and anticipated physical changes. Teenagers are advised to eat a variety of foods and cut down on foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar. Key nutrients for teenage diet are: Iron that helps form blood and can be obtained from red meet, green leafy vegetables. Sufficient iron ensures high energy levels and especially critical for girls who lose it

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Random muse on Passion and Attitude

In my final interview with a very senior executive to be a Relationship Manager for the Health Sector in the bank, I was asked whether I had any prior experience working in a bank, I mentioned explicitly that the farthest I had ever attempted to go into the intricacies of banking was when making bankers’ cheques for my MBA tuition, but I had solid contacts in the Health Sector which

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As she said, “Kwamboka – this juice is nutritious!’ – a tribute to Mummy

The writer at three months with her beloved mother  I like to imagine that my mother’s love for my healthy diet began long before I made entry into this planet. I can imagine her nourishing her pregnant self as my unformed body grew in her womb with a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, starchy food, foods rich in protein and dairy foods. I imagine her steadily gaining pregnancy weight,

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“Thank you for your readership.”

August, 2015. Footnote The birds-of-paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. The majority of species are found in New Guinea and its satellites, with a few in the Maluku Islands and eastern Australia. The family has 41 species in 14genera.[1] The members of this family are perhaps best known for the plumage of the males of the sexually dimorphic species (the majority), in particular the highly

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A journey through our kitchen – what men and women need to stock in their pantries

This month of August begins a  journey through Physical Wellness with a focus on Good Diet. If you are like me, sometimes you ask yourself whether you are optimizing your diet if not for yourself then for the good health of your family. This new month  we navigate through a healthy diet. A healthy diet helps one maintain a healthy weight, keeps one looking their best, helps support ones mood,

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