When I went natural in January 2015, natural hair was a new-ish phenomenon in Zimbabwe. Besides the mapostori women with their short hair, very few people wore their natural hair out. Because of that, I kept my hair in a wig for a good 2 months, and then braided it up constantly until I decided… Continue reading Day 22: How Not To Be THAT Person… the Natural Hair Edition
I see a few patients struggling with trying to conceive, and I do have the clinical knowledge of infertility, including the statistics, the research, the causes, the options, and so forth and so forth. I know where to refer my patients when all else fails, because we now have a doctor who has specialised in… Continue reading Day 21: Infertility
I can say I'm pretty proud of myself when it comes to travelling around Zimbabwe. I've been to Victoria Falls (even went boating), Great Zimbabwe (my sister had her chicken stolen by a baboon... true story), Matopos and Nyanga. I've been to the Snake Park, Lion and Cheetah Park, Antelope park, and spent 30 seconds… Continue reading Day 20: Three African Destinations I Want to Visit
Today, I'm going to tell you a story. Whether the story is true or not does not really matter, what matters is that we all somehow relate to it. A man has three sons. Handsome boys, the usual tall dark and handsome, eligible bachelors. They are gentlemen, well-spoken, the pride of their father. This man… Continue reading Choosing Your Career Path in an African Home
Sex education is one of those weird topics for parents. On TV, you see parents stammering and stumbling, trying to explain "the birds and the bees" or "body changes" and "urges." In high school, my Science teacher rambled through reproduction; to this day, I have no idea what happened in that class. Yes, one class.… Continue reading Day 18: Sex on the First Date… the Teenage/Young Adult Edition
I wanted to get all fancy with this post and write a recipe for one of our usual dinner favourites. However, if you remember this post I wrote for Beaton, you know that I'm not going to lock myself down to recipes. I will wing it until it tastes good. So that messed up my… Continue reading Day 17: My Family’s Staple Meal… Scratch that… Staple Food.
I decided to re-blog this for Day 16, because this sums up my fitness journey… I don’t have one. I know what I want to change, what habits are bad that I need to let go of, and I go for it. Fitness challenges give me a boost so that I can make it into a lifestylle. My update so far:
I still love sugar… I’m having trouble with this one. I think I’m gonna let go slowly instead of going cold turkey.
Water! I think I have won!!
Exercise… I’m still dying, but I’m getting there!
There’s a YouTuber I follow, her name is Tee, her channel is nappyheadedjojoba, and I freaking love her! She is smart, she is sassy, and her natural hair is to die for!! She is goals! Her channel is real; it makes me feel like I’m catching up with an old friend, and I’m cringing internally because we are making so much noise. I also follow her blog, you can check it out here. Now that I’m done gushing about her (I love her so much guys… okay, now I’m done!), let’s begin!
So nappyheadedjojoba has started a fitness challenge I decided to take up as well. It’s called the #SeptemberSHRED Health and Fitness challenge. It started on the 21st August, and will run till the 1st of October. Watch her video here to check out the rules. For those who don’t have bundles (he he he…), the rules are…
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Why did I join the #30DayAfriBlogger Challenge? I love to write. Writing is cathartic to me, it lets me let out what I tend to internalise. I have a hard time vocalising my emotions, and the best way to do that for me is to write down the feelings. Maybe it's a product of liking… Continue reading Day 15: I Love to Write
Today is Day 14 of the #30DayAfriBlogger Challenge, and as we are talking about mental health, I felt this would be a good post to repeat. If you need help, don’t be hindered by money, you can get counselling and therapy for free. Let’s address mental health in our African society, let’s end the cycle of shame. Enjoy.
I’m writing this after hearing that the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, passed away yesterday, in an apparent suicide. Hearing about this brought feelings that I thought I had dealt with to the surface. This man and his band got me through rough days, opened me up to a friendship with a fellow Linkin Park lover, and this friend of mine and her family became the second family that helped me survive university. Whenever we had rough days, we’d listen to Hybrid Theory, and somehow be pulled out of our depressive funk. I got my own support system from them, and it is time for me to help you have a support system when you feel your lowest, and all the music in the world is not helping:
- Friendship Bench Project
Source:The Friendship Bench Project
They offer their services at each primary care clinic in Chitungwiza, Gweru…
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In an earlier post, I told you about how I'm a doctor. Now, I love my job, it's real fun seeing people from all walks of life, and I love having to put symptoms together to come up with a diagnosis. It's a life-long Sherlock Holmes episode. It's great. When I am done at work,… Continue reading Day 13: The One Thing Everyone Asks me