Happy 2020 Friends!!! It has been ages since I was last updated this space so let's begin with a recap: 2019: My Year in Review In 2019, I set out to read less. While the reading life is the best, I felt that it was taking away from other pursuits that would make … Continue reading My Reading Intentions for 2020
Drinking: KETEPA's earl grey tea. This is not a paid mention but so far, I think its the best in the Kenyan market...so far. It steeps very well and the price point is VERY reasonable. Reading: more than 50 books before the end of 2018! I am so excited that I surpassed my Goodreads goal … Continue reading Taking Stock: June 2018
Privileged. Blessed. Lucky. These are all words that one of my good friends used to describe me. After all, I had been admitted to one if the best business schools in the UK albeit in the world. In my mind, I was rebutting all of his adjectives with the words: Imposter. Imposter. Imposter. Even as … Continue reading When your dream comes calling…
We are inundated with success stories. We feel the pressure to overachieve. As we begin 2015, we transfer that pressure into laundry lists of goals and end up making unconscious commitments. By the time March rolls around, getting out of bed becomes a daily struggle, certain phone calls are left unanswered...you know what I am … Continue reading 4 Ways to Avoid Commitment Traps
...I would visit the snake park more often and probably pet a snake with my bare hand. ... I would go ice –skating at Panari Sky Centre with a group of 7-year-old with “Russian Olympic-gold-worthy” moves. I would not feel even a tinge of envy as I hold onto the railing for dear life while … Continue reading What would you do if you were not afraid?
...And I mean really sing it with your whole being as if you got just one shot to get into Kenya's Got Talent? ...As if you knew each and every word in both English and Swahili (all three verses inclusive)? ...And for a minute, it is as if you were transported back to 12 December … Continue reading When was the last time you sang the Kenya National Anthem ?
Cooking: lentil soup, lentil curry, yet to try lentils choco-chip cookies Drinking: less than 1litre of water....not proud of myself Reading:Essentialism by Greg Mckeown (look out for the review) Wanting:a larger brooch collection. I am crazy about them. Playing: Jess Lively's podcasts. Can't wait for Thursdays 5pm Kenyan time. Just about to indulge in the … Continue reading A little vanity goes a long way (a.k.a Taking stock)
I am one of those people who take time to adapt change. I love my comfort zone, routine, knowing what goes where in my spaces...so when all these terrorists decide to raid my country, I am not a happy person. If you have been keeping up with the Kenyan media, you will probably know that … Continue reading Terrorism On My Mind
Have ever met someone who you really wanted to talk to? It's not because you did not have the questions etched in your mind in bullet-form. But your heavy tongue could not get you passed smiling and nodding sheepishly. I remember when that happened to me. I attended a networking event and a friend of … Continue reading Networking For Stutterers: Lessons from The Undateables
Easter is around the corner and probably you have made plans to go camping or to visit your relatives in ocha (Kenyan slang for rural areas). Probably you are not sure what to expect. You have probably been told to carry antiseptic, anti-malaria, anti-histamine, anti-what-you-may-call-it, hand sanitizers, tons of bottled water. However, you are never … Continue reading A Born Tao’s Guide to Survive a Trip Upcountry