This is a conversation with my brother, Nangolo Ashipala where we talk about the lessons, we’ve learned about managing our personal finances, what works for us and what, from our experiences, we would pass on to the next person.
This is a conversation, my friend Naphtali Chipasha and I discuss fatherhood and what it’s like to be a father in Namibia. This conversation stems from a letter I wrote to the newspaper a few years ago. Here is the link to the article on my blog https://ndapewoshaliwrites.com/2016/01/18/are-you-a-father/ You can learn more about the Fatherhood…
Applaud A Fish for Swimming – The importance of giving positive feedback and constructive criticism. Here is the link to the article on my blog https://ndapewoshaliwrites.com/2020/0… I hope you enjoy it. You can watch the video here Please subscribe and turn on your notifications. Also, please follow my blog http://www.ndapewoshaliwrites.com and on Instagram and Twitter…
According to the Ministry of Health, in 2018, Namibia had the 4th highest suicide rate in Africa and the 11th highest in the world. In this episode, I discuss Mental Health in Namibia and where one can get help when they need it.
However, I have decided (while still in the eye of the storm and perhaps it’s more meaningful that way) to shine light in to the world and maybe also remind myself that there is always light and that it’s always darkest before dawn. “And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness overcame it not.” John 1:5
For years, I’ve been flirting with the idea of creating a YouTube Channel in order to extend the conversations on this blog, to a new platform. The main thing that’s been keeping me from doing it is my crippling shyness, social anxiety,and impostor syndrome.
In Namibia, we live in a society that shuns those afflicted by mental health illness, rather than provide them with the help and support that they need. In our society, the discussion about mental health is a taboo, suicide is rife and emotional and physical violence are the order of the day. I, wholeheartedly, want to change that.
It only takes a few minutes to say “Well done, I was particularly impressed by…” but it goes a very long way.
I cannot stress enough, how important it is to be kind to yourself. Learn to be patient with yourself. Forgive yourself every day because you need your forgiveness. You need to give yourself the gift of forgiveness for every mistake, every failure, and every loss.
I write because it feels like breathing.
I write for myself and for the people who feel the way I feel but do not write.