why i cannot accept her shame

This past weekend I suffered a loss like no other. No-one physically died but the idea of them did. I have always had a difficult relationship with my mother. The cause of this was incessant physical, verbal and emotional abuse my siblings and I faced daily. Abuse was common in the home I grew up…

7 easy ways to boost your mood

According to the Mental Health Bulletin, nearly 5,000 black people in the UK, per 100,000 accessed mental health services in 2014-15. These figures are continuously rising as a recent BBC documentary by Keith Dube (shout out to a fellow Zimbo!), confirmed. In his documentary “Being Black, Going Crazy?”, Keith questions the mental health statistics in…

the penalties of heartbreak

We have all been heartbroken before and I am currently going through a little heartbreak of my own. Usual story, good guy gone bad. What’s new! I was so tempted to wallow in self-pity and I did for a few days. When we are sad or depressed we tend to make bad decisions especially those…