Live your best life NOW

Before this year, my best life was going to start in my forties after I had secured bags and achieved ‘stability’. Maybe somewhere on a private jet, sipping on champagne on my way to the Maldives. However, recent events in my life have made me question why I think my forties or even tomorrow is…

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Issue #2: August ’20

Hello! Happy New Month! In case you missed it, I am sharing last month’s newsletter on the 7 lessons August taught me. Subscribe if you don’t want to miss September’s lessons as well✨ 1. God’s ALWAYS got you.As the levels of uncertainty increased, my belief that God is dependable and has good plans for me started…

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When what you studied is not what you want to do

For my undergraduate, I wanted to study gender, philosophy and politics and my parents wanted me to study engineering. I ended up choosing a BSc in Construction Studies as a sort of “middle ground”🙃. I then specialised by getting a BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying. As a quantity surveyor, a cost consultant for the construction industry,…

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Why you might not be asking for help

This might be the ubuntu in me speaking but I don’t think one can thrive in this world without help. Yet I have glorified not needing help so much that I have to keep fighting all my instincts to ask for it. Going into this year I knew I wouldn’t make it without help so…

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25 self-care ideas for a healthy body, mind and soul

This is the greatest I have felt since adulting started. My body is healthy and glowing; my mind is free and alert; and my soul is whole and happy. Here are some activities that I have been doing that I attribute to these feelings of newness and joy. I tried to divide them by mind,…

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How I lost 8kgs sustainably

I have lost approximately 8 Kgs this past 8 months sustainably. What I mean by sustainably is that I did it while keeping healthy and accepting my body in all its stages. The few times I tried to lose weight before was from a place of self-loathing which led to yoyo dieting which in turn…

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Issue #1: July ’20

Hello Chai Geng! Welcome to the First Ever Chai with Chebet Newsletter! As you may have read in the welcome email, I will be serving you chai in the form of the 7 lessons I have learnt in the month backed by the tea farm of experiences and resources that have informed them. I also endeavour to build a lovely community based on…

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A love letter to my body

Dear Body, I know you are feeling the best you have felt in a while because my spirit and soul are also feeling that way. This positive correlation has been my most magical realisation about you so far, Despite the circumstances you are thriving and I couldn’t be prouder of your strength and resilient existence.…

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10 reasons I wear short clothes (the male gaze isn’t one)

This is for any womxn who has been made to feel that the way they dress has nothing to do with them and everything to do with the men in their lives: their reactions, their perceptions, their tastes, their uncontrollable sexual desires – the male gaze. I would like to especially dedicate this post to my…

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