May 30, 2024

Laughing Through Life

Laughter’s Hidden Hero It's a typical morning at the Vitimbi 'Hotel.' Mzee Ojwang', the spirited owner, is busy organizing the shelves in the small kibanda restaurant he runs with his…
May 21, 2024

A Hippo’s Embrace: The Enduring Legacy of Art

The moment I first laid eyes on the soapstone carving, I felt an inexplicable pull. It was as if the stone held a secret meant only for me. It was…
May 15, 2024

Unusual Methods, Unmatched Mastery

Imagine Demosthenes, the ancient Greek equivalent of a reality TV star with a penchant for extreme self-improvement methods. There he is, a mouthful of pebbles, not because he loves rock…
May 7, 2024

Echoes of a Sixties Love Ballad

This melody was woven into the fabric of a generation. They danced under starlit skies and sang with hearts full of joy, captivated by the rhythm of a song that…
May 1, 2024

Finding Beauty in Everyday Moments

On a road trip as a child, my older brother and I kept boredom at bay by playing the 'I Spy' game. "I spy with my little eye, something beginning…
November 27, 2022

Game of Bao, Anyone?

The World Cup has a transformative effect on football fans. It lends a certain excitement to the days and makes young the aging. The excitement is tangible. For a couple…
November 20, 2022

Lessons From a Man with a Camera and Daring Courage

Mo Amin This week marks 26 years since award-winning photojournalist Mohamed Amin was killed in a plane crash on November 23, 1996. But as they say, legends never die. Mo’s…
November 13, 2022

What’s in a Name?

The largest lake in Africa, also the world's largest tropical lake, is a phenomenon to behold. Its waters span more than 69,000 square kilometres in three different countries. A thousand…
November 5, 2022

Doors and the Stories They Tell

“When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.” —Bob Marley Noticed any interesting doors lately? Visit the East African coast. You’ll be awestruck by a remarkable feature—the…
November 1, 2022

Cultural Expression is Never Out of Place

What do medicine and poetry have in common? Well, sometimes the most unpredictable unions just thrive. Dr. Debasish Mridha Take the case of Dr. Debasish Mridha. He is a medical…
February 7, 2022

Navigating Uncertainty

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear.” ―Norman Vincent Peale  In one of the most memorable scenes from…
April 17, 2020

Has Hope Been Elusive Lately? Look to the Small Things

Who says hope is passive? It really isn’t. Hope is active. It calls for energy and courage. Hope says, “I will get through this.” It finds a bright spot in…
April 10, 2020

Seeking Purpose? Here’s a Clue Where to Search

Fear, anxiety and uncertainty seem to be taking a tight grip on the human psyche. It’s not just about the wicked coronavirus disease, fact is that circumstances in life often…
April 3, 2020

Have you been to the moon lately?

“I don’t know where the limits are, but I would like to go there.” –Eliud Kipchoge “Today we went to the Moon and came back to earth!” Eliud Kipchoge tweeted…
March 21, 2020

Is Solitude Getting You Down? You’ll Get Through This!

“But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths.” ―Rainer…
February 11, 2020

Find Your Talent, Enjoy It and Put it to Great Use

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used…
February 1, 2020

Must it End in Tears? Really?

There’s a running joke on social media among the young and young at heart. It’s said in jest, the kind that’s a brand of bitter humour. Whenever someone is brave…
January 26, 2020

Are Habits Preventing You from Living Fully? Carpe Diem!

Be not simply good – be good for something. –Henry David Thoreau In the middle of a High School poetry class, the teacher leaped onto his desk, stood towering close…
January 18, 2020

Business Success in Tough Times

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. –Richard Branson Entrepreneurs! Those big dreamers. Probably slightly crazy at times. Their entrepreneurial journey often fraught with…
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January 12, 2020

You, and Only You, are the Boss of Your Own Future

Your future can be as successful as you chose... chart a new path, and never have to wish to be anything but yourself.
August 22, 2018

Riding the Storm

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. –Maya Angelou The twin-engine McDonnell Douglas DC-9 jet airliner first flew in 1965. The year I was born. The…
July 30, 2018

Prioritizing: New Mom’s Invaluable Lesson for Entrepreneurs

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. –Stephen Covey A new mom can teach entrepreneurs a thing or two about prioritizing. How so?…
July 22, 2018

5 Customer Service Thoughts

For several years, I have been deeply frustrated by the poor service offered by my internet provider. I have had to deal with recurrent outages, slow speeds and poor customer…
July 8, 2018

Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence

Getting emotional at work? Hold on just 6 seconds… What would be different if we devoted as much time developing our emotional intelligence as we do our IQ? A common…
June 30, 2018

Cultivating Your Intrinsic Motivation

“You Are One Decision Away from a Completely Different Life.” ―Mel Robbins You’ve heard of the five second rule – the myth that food which falls on the floor is…
June 23, 2018

Productive Work Habits

“…and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.” ― Jesus Christ Have you gone the extra mile lately? During the reign of the…
March 14, 2020

Don’t Shy Away from Grieving: It Brings Healing

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” –Khalil Gibran So, this is how life happens. One moment, it’s flowing all very smoothly.…
June 15, 2018

Turning Random Groups into Teams

A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken! — Bonnie Edelstein A stalled…
May 27, 2018

Moving Forward: Turning Setbacks Into Success

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot One of my colleagues recently told me the amazing true story about the State of Alabama, boll weevils,…
May 6, 2018

Free Yourself, Let Go

“When you let go, you create space for something better.” – Unknown A story is told of two monks. They were on a journey. Darkness fell. They got to a river…