Everything is possible, the impossible just takes longer

– Dan Brown, Digital Fortress  I was born in Kinangop Plateau in Kenya. Kinangop Plateau is a region in Kenya that lies between the Kenyan Rift Valley to the west and the Aberdare Range to the east. It takes its name from Kinangop Mountain, which rises in the Aberdare to the east. Growing up poor in Kinangop Plateau meant that I did not travel to see other parts of Kenya, my family could not afford traveling, and there was no reason to travel anywhere else. We were farmers, we could easily get food from the farm without ever leaving our … Continue reading Everything is possible, the impossible just takes longer

You are precious, and so is everyone else

Bao, a short film by Domee Shi, was released in 2018. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community. “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays … Continue reading You are precious, and so is everyone else

A powerful Hawaiian prayer

Have you heard of Ho’oponopono and the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any of them or spending a moment in the same room? It’s not a joke. The therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. He reviewed each of the patients’ files, and then he healed them by healing himself. The amazing results seem like a miracle, but then miracles do happen when you use this method, or Dr. Len’s updated version called Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono (SITH). I had the pleasure of attending one of his lectures a few years ago … Continue reading A powerful Hawaiian prayer

Listen to the beauty of people’s lives

Candace (not her real name) was my patient at the hospital. Candace was admitted to High Level Hospital because of pre-mature labor. Candace was a First Nation young woman in her late teens. In one of the nurses report, I had heard nurses at make comments about Candace narcotic seeking behavior. Nurses talked of how in her previous pregnancies, Candace had kept on requesting for Tylenol 3 for pain, we were warned to monitor and be careful with the administration of pain medications to her. Deep in me was a voice calling to listen to Candace’s story, asking that I … Continue reading Listen to the beauty of people’s lives

Does Time Heal All Wounds?

Time Heals wounds By Joe Gacheru Time, the precious time of patience, just as time passed it began to become more subtle. Suddenly it was scratch, and the pain entered the muscles. Suddenly, the it was a dull, stagnant pain, and but the throbbing was gone. For a while, it was light and dazed, so calm. In the world’s busy with hurts, derailed, I Just got lost in no my corner waiting for my freedom, All free at last as time healed my wounds. Am I alive to breathe? Even so much hurt? Facing the pale face in the mirror, … Continue reading Does Time Heal All Wounds?

Life is a promise; fulfill it

We think that there’s this predetermined fate for all of us, that everything has been perfectly planned and neatly set out for each and every one of us. Here’s the truth. The truth is that we make our own choices. And we ourselves determine our future. There are no plans made out in stone, there no intricate sequences of events made to happen exactly the way they were set out. We live our own lives, we make our own choices, and figure out our own place in the world. The fact is that all of us are faced with decisions … Continue reading Life is a promise; fulfill it