Five ways to take charge of your life

Five ways to take charge of your life

By JOYCE KADUKI

Every once in a while, we get to a point where we feel as if we are losing control of demands in our lives. Sometimes, it seems someone has taken over the driver’s seat, and we are right at the back, looking on helplessly at the speed and direction our lives are taking, yet being unable to do anything about it. It is a moment of powerlessness where we operate in reactive mode.

A situation like that is not sustainable. The question is, how does one end up there? Even more important, what should one do to retain or regain control of their life?

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Mind your health at the office

Mind your health at the office

A holistic approach in terms of check-ups, preventive vaccines, follow-ups with doctors, nutrition education, exercise and stress management help in curbing lifestyle diseases.

By EDNA GOR

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Is Africa a Sleeping Giant?

Is Africa a Sleeping Giant?

By JOSEPH MUTHAMA

For the last couple of centuries, Africa has undergone an astounding metamorphosis from pre-colonial to post-colonial. Although the European colonialists received a barrage of criticism for their authoritative, dictatorial and brutal leadership, it is an inalienable fact that Africa owes them a debt of gratitude for bringing education, Christianity, advanced technology, modern infrastructure and other goodies. Despite political, economic and social turmoil that have bedeviled this vast continent for decades, Africa is one of the fastest growing continent in the world.

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Dealing with the baby blues

Dealing with the baby blues

You've just had a baby, one of the most important and happiest events in your life. "What could make a woman happier than a new baby?" you wonder. So why are you so sad? Many women experience some mood disturbances in the time after pregnancy (known as the postpartum period). They may feel anxious, upset, alone, afraid, or unloving toward their baby, and experience some guilt for having these feelings.

For most women, the symptoms are mild and go away on their own. But statistics indicate that some women develop a more prominent and disabling form of mood disorder called postpartum depression (PPD).

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