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I have found a new gem in the heart of Nairobi city which somehow calms my soul. It’s a place I go when I need to watch the city by the night as I release what has built throughout the day. 544 more words

From My Heart

This is What Depression Looks Like

I lived two lives for more than a decade.

From the time I was in seventh grade until my early 20s, there was the me that everybody knew — the happy, funny, outgoing Lauren — and the me I hid from the world — the introverted, sad Lauren that, if left alone too long, got lost in the dark recesses of her mind. 975 more words

Health & Fitness


I often lay awake at night and ponder our moments and conversations. I remember how it felt, I smile at how it currently feels  and ask myself how it will be and feel like in the future. 572 more words

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It’s 5 in the PM and while leaving the office and my phone rings! I swiftly turn, gaze at Stan (who had to come all the way upstairs to drag me out of the office… 633 more words

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Overcoming my Depressive Symptoms

Originally, this post was going to be a light one where I would mention tidbits of my self-love journey and personal style. But as I began writing, I felt compelled to share about my struggle with self-acceptance and dealing with depressive symptoms. 1,568 more words



Tanzan and Ekido…were walking along a country road that had become extremely muddy after heavy rains. Near a village, they came upon a young woman who was trying to cross the road, but the mud was so deep, it would have ruined the silk kimono she was wearing. 327 more words

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For My Children

If I could, I would be invincible. I would have super health and super strength. I could make it through any day without getting exhausted. We’d have fun all day and I’d be able to make you all the food you want and take you anywhere you want to go. 865 more words

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