I had at some point succumbed to the new age distorted notion of Ego. That it was this thing in need of remodelling because it interfered in everything we did and how we related to the world and people, until I realised that the problem was the exact opposite- most of us just did not … Continue reading How I Undervalued Ego – Until Now
Street Culture does not seem to have a very clear definition when each attaches it to their experience, of what they would perceive to be a city or town of Street Culture. In general, this would mean that there is expression of culture by youth through their creativity. We could also simplify it and say … Continue reading Does Nairobi Have Street Culture?
Not all things are bound by space and time and good intentions.
In a moment of darkness, I am caught in the trap of routine; the disorderliness in my orderliness, and for that moment, I do not belong. In a moment of darkness, colour makes no sense, scents are mundane; I look to the sky and seek escape from this sphere I float on. In a moment … Continue reading In a Moment of Darkness
I recently attended a profound and meaningful workshop on holistic trauma healing by the work of Paul Boyle- a wounded healer. I definitely wish to write much more on this but I start here. Trauma comes into our lives in different forms and at different levels of severity. We witness horrific events or are otherwise … Continue reading In the Lives of Wounded Healers
As always, my writing is provoked by a real life incident. A few days ago, a friend said to me that I attracted luck because I was a kind and tolerant person. Kind... tolerant ... me? Those are not the key words I associated myself with. I more so thought of myself as stubborn, too … Continue reading The Logic of Kindness
The good old difference between empathy and sympathy. Most times we think we are being empathetic when we are being sympathetic because we hugged someone and tried our best not to say anything that would patronize them or the right to their feeling and suffering. I have also, like most, always believed that empathy is … Continue reading Challenged by Empathy