One Size Does Not Fit All

Opening up about my feelings to the people in my life I loved & who loved me made it bearable. I could be functional again. I didn’t always need to lock myself in a dark room to be left alone with despair, I could step into the light now.

What is Depression?

Sadness touches all of our lives at different times, but depression can have enormous depth and staying power. It is more than a passing bout of sadness or dejection, or feeling down in the dumps. It can leave you feeling continuously burdened and can sap the joy out of once-pleasurable activities.

Patience During Hard Times

by Suzan NjanaWisdom&Wellness Counselor Kizani, Dar es salaam Kayegele Ka Mhande Jina Bulilo Nyamwezi Proverb We referenced this proverb for women married to excessively drunk men – which speaks of preparation bambara nuts – traditional Nyamwezi tribe food, delicious but hard, round seeds that are difficult to handle during preparation and cooking. This wisdom servedContinue reading “Patience During Hard Times”

There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

Susan Njana Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – Kizani In my native tongue – Kinyamwezi, the saying goes “Wa Matama Abili Akapyaga“. The analogy we always referred to when I was a young girl was “When eating we use both cheeks to rotate food in the mouth – to create comfort and avoid burning when eating hotter food.”Continue reading “There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat”