How toxic work environments nurtured my dependency on alcohol

Hi. My name is Jairo, and I was an alcoholic. (Now you say: “Hi Jairo”.) I was a functioning one but an alcoholic nonetheless.Not that it was out of control, it was just… on the tipping scale. Let me tell you how this all started. The year was 2015. I had just graduated with my […]

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Stop comparing pregnancies – My Experience

I’ve been holding back on sharing this story, but recently a celebrity I follow who’s pregnant posted about being on bed rest and someone in the comments shared that she carried four children and nothing happened to her and that celebrities are just looking for attention. Let me just say that NO one, not even […]

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Invest in your Mental Health

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day. The day, observed globally, provides a platform for raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The World Health Organisation notes that World Mental Health Day, also “provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues […]

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Be well to Yourselves – on Social Media

There is this super savvy young man that I know, and, am privileged to have as a friend on Facebook. He’s equal parts wit and wisdom; someone I can count on to make me laugh and to provide his frank and even-handed perspective on timely issues. So naturally, I’m drawn to this Facebook posts, including […]

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Don’t Overthink it, They Say

I’m part of a book club, which helps me to keep up with my reading. Whilst looking for a new book, I came across “Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life” by Anne Bogel. The name was perfect, it reminded me of my “Let’s Overthink About it” […]

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Coping After the Sudden Loss of a Loved One

This post might be triggering. I’m sure we were all very happy to bid welcome to a new year – 2020. Little did we know that 2020 would be laced with much grief and disease. From Kobe Bryant’s death that rocked the world, to our very recent Denisha Victor, a death that many of us […]

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Essential Oils + Aromatherapy: For Self-care & Health

Over the past year, I have developed an affinity for essential oils and aromatherapy. I got sucked into these plant-extracted oils after I discovered the benefits of aromatherapy – while pregnant and then with a newborn. I wanted to maintain a good night’s sleep; I also wanted my hospital experience to be serene and I […]

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