Parental Anxiety: A Short Story

Emma and her son lived in the small village of Parentville. Afraid to make mistakes in parenting her son, she took to reading every parenting book, attended every parenting workshop, and even consulted with a parenting guru who claimed to have the secret to raising perfect children. One day, Emma’s son, Max, came home from […]

Emotional Dumping vs Healthy Venting

Emotional dumping and healthy venting are two different ways of expressing emotions and seeking support. While healthy venting can be constructive and beneficial for both the person venting and their listener, emotional dumping tends to be overwhelming and one-sided. Let me share a story to illustrate the differences between the two. Once upon a time,[…..]

The Neglected Art of Reparenting Yourself

IF YOU ARE LIKE EVERY OTHER CHILD, AND I BET YOU ARE, YOU WERE BORN AT A VERY YOUNG AGE… Little beautiful hands and feet, tiny eyes and a round face that radiated pure love to any observer. Yet with such cuteness, children also come with little coping skills to deal with the real issues[…..]


THE UNIVERSE IS NOT SHORT OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE DREAMS AND AMBITIONS. Every waking day, we experience spurts of creativity and moments of groundbreaking ideas. Research has shown that each one of us has at least five ideas that if followed with implementation, would shift the trajectory of our lives, and those of[…..]

The Many Faces of Grief

I recently read a post about an adult problem nobody prepared us for and one answer given that caught my attention and well resonated with me was grief. We’ve all experienced grief and the one most known to us is grieving the loss of a loved one. Grief as described by Wikipedia is the response[…..]

Intouch with your emotional world

From the previous article on Psychic Numbness, we referenced the words of psychiatrist F. J. Braceland, that sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. Further, knowing that silencing our emotions poisons the soul, it is of paramount importance to get on the path to awakening our long forgotten sense expressing our[…..]

Keeping Your Poise Under Pressure

You may be familiar with the term poised under pressure. PRESSURE. Imagine a student who misreads the timetable and misses a crucial exam, or the investor who places all they have on a business idea which tanks before it can take-off. At the work-place, it could be deadlines, confrontations, unmet targets that could cost a[…..]

Not So Funny …time for a breather?

Let’s call her Leila Amenambo a.k.a Madam Amena. A high-ranking human resource officer for an auditing firm. Medals. Awards. Accolades. All making her want more. Every day, she drops and picks her two kids at the junior section of Amana Group of Schools, an exercise she enjoys as a mother. Did I mention she is[…..]

Nursing your HEADSPACE!

Outside their homestead, three girls Aurelia, Alisa and Amber sang their favourite skipping rope rhyme, “babligan babligan number 28 I went for a walk but know I stop underbreak,” their best shot at the song “Public van, public van number 28. I went for a ride but now I stepped on the break.” The children[…..]