I’m a f*in Doctor! So why am I so unhappy?!

The very recent loss of a young colleague to depression and suicide totally threw me. Why would a young person with such amazing potential and stamina suddenly take their own life and end what could have been a brilliant career? Is there something we could have done to prevent this? Are there others in training […]

Boost your Confidence!

Speaking to young women recently got me thinking about the importance confidence and self-esteem and the impact it has in our lives and personal achievements. Self-confidence vs self esteem. Which one is which and why are they important if at all? Let’s start by defining the two. Source Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of The […]

Happy Birthday Dad!

Of all the men in the whole wide world, Whose praises are sung out loud, There is no man whom I respect more, Or of whom I am more proud. Throughout the years, you’ve worked so hard To provide us a happy life; You’ve been there to help and give advice, And you did it […]

Kenyan Blog Awards 2016

  My head is still reeling as I try to process all these emotions! That my simple blog, started as a passionate little hobby, was voted the Best New Kenyan Blog and took the prize at the BAKE Awards Ceremony held on May 14th at the Radisson Blu Hotel here in Nairobi. WOW!  *screeeeeeaaaaammmm!!!!* I’m […]

My mummy dearest – A Mother’s Day Tribute

Wonderful Mother God made a wonderful mother, A mother who never grows old; He made her smile of the sunshine, And He moulded her heart of pure gold; In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks fair roses you see; God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to […]

Girl, keep your head up!

We live in a world that constantly seems to put women down. A world that on the one hand wants her to remain uneducated and dependant so that she can stay home and serve the man. On the other hand, it pushes her to go out there and make her mark by all means necessary. […]

A few of my favorite things

After writing this post I feel a bit like a “little old lady”. When you’re done reading it, I’m pretty sure you’ll be thinking the same thing. There was a time when this list would include much more exciting things! We all have our hobbies. Those things we like to do with our free time […]

In pursuit of Happiness

What is happiness? Is it a big car? A house? Lots of money? Globe trotting? A certain job or promotion? I have caught myself really watching people around me, trying to understand what makes us humans tick. In my job I’m privileged to get to talk to people quite openly and this has helped me […]

Work-life balance

I’m constantly seeking to grow and improve myself on a very personal level and this leads me to constantly seek out new sources of motivation and ideas. It also leads me to reflect and soul-search A LOT. However, I find that sometimes, being super “in-tune” with myself can serve as a limitation to actual achievement […]


HAPPY 2016 Everyone!! I know, I know… I’m a bit late with this one but better late than never. Now that the festivities are finally over and the decorations have come down, its time to fold up those sleeves and get back to work. I have begrudgingly accepted this now. Welcome to 2016! With the […]