By Nimo Warobi
Welcome to AfroBrit. This podcast is about the many alleys of life and life lessons. Being AfroBrit, the two cultures result in growth and hilarity and being middle aged ramblings will happen. The show will discuss depression, infertility, living with chronic illness and relationships . As a person who has reinvented herself from a middle level manager, to a best selling author, I got my seat in the women elders counsel. If you would like to co-host message me.
During the end of life of a loved one, friends and family will likely appeal to the Creator of the life for the healing our extension of life. This has caused challenges in faith of the person then passed on. The question is healing only to remain on this earth or is healing the release of the physical pain that ravages the person into final peace?
November 15, 2022
Grief: Survivor's Guilt
Survivor's guilt is a symptom of PTSD . This is where a person survives a tragic incident of losing a loved one. How to deal with it
October 03, 2022
Grief and Depression
Depression is part of the healing journey after a loss. Understand depression and how it affects you and what you can do to help yourself.
August 27, 2022
Grief: The friends who come
This is a look at a sequence of events in letting family friends know of the loss. The things not to do or say. The dissemination of information. The rhythm of life continues but order is necessary
July 31, 2022
Mum and I discuss grief
Grief within different generations is expressed differently. I invited my mum who is a church minister and a nurse so we could share our journey on dealing with grief. Within it perhaps you will hear my frustration especially when religious people speak their special language. When we have hard questions the meteing out of bible verses is the only way they know how to express themselves. Let me know what you think.
June 21, 2022
The stages of grief
Grief and healing are not linear. The 5 stages of grief were observed when people are coming to the end of life. Dr Kubbler-Ross and Dr. David Kessler have been at the forefront of educating us on dealing with grief. In this episode we deal with bargaining and anger. It is in the simplicity of words we can reach out and help others.
June 09, 2022
Grief vs Mourning
Grief is a messy business. One is never prepared for it even if a loved one or a loss of s home or relationship traits a long time. Mourning is peeling the memories and conversations
April 30, 2022
Welcoming Moya Staten
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Welcoming my friend Moya where we start a discussion on Grief. We look forward to your participation as we come up with different forms of grief and share tools of how we cope. 😊
April 14, 2022
Life happened I have been ill. I lost my baby sister and in the beginning journey of the grief I found siblings seem forgotten or left to their own vices. Where do we go in this pain that is crushing? What do with the questions towards God? This is a continuous conversation, if you want to join let me know.
April 11, 2022
Starting again post pandemic
A chat on starting again after the pandemic.
November 14, 2021
Continued ramble on the need to be constructive thinkers and embracing our true selves.
August 03, 2021
Coming to terms with the changes of life as we enter middle age is difficult. When we combine it with cancel culture it is pertinent that we stand our ground to be who we were created. As I start dealing my realities I'll share the things I am doing to establish the new me
July 10, 2021
How to survive the heat.
Many people with autoimmune illnesses face varied challenges. With London at 29 degrees one has to have a military plan to survive the heat wave. Here are some tips to survive the heat. Enjoy.
June 14, 2021
Mental health and nature
The importance of maximising nature to support your mental health.
May 24, 2021
What is your life worth?
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COVID 19 has caused many of us to reprioritise our lives. Three are no guarantees what has changed for you.
January 26, 2021
COVID 2nd wave
A ramble showing yet again following the directive to shield again.
October 02, 2020
Don't lie to yourself!
My reflections on being indoors due to COVID. I discovered I was not living as me. I tried to fit in boxes that people want me to be. My reality is different, the things I need to be I cannot be, my recovery is taking longer physically.
September 05, 2020
COVID 19 with invisible illnesses
A journey with COVID that has been insightful an eye opener. People with invisible disabilities are still misunderstood and not supported during this period. The triggers are many that affect our mental health and we must be watchful of what we expose ourselves to.
May 31, 2020
COVID 19 Check in
Our journeys with COVID 19 has brought us to unprecedented times. Uncertainty and fear have affected us differently particularly if you have immunity issues. It has been a reflective time and seeing a world broken in less than 3 months. Peace has to be your anchor. Take time to think about how you want to live a better life and write down your hopes. We are resilient!
May 05, 2020
COVID-19 CORONA virus and You
Let's chat about the plans you have on the quarantine instruction from the government. How is it affecting you as a vulnerable person. Some ideas on what to do.
March 16, 2020
The importance of Rest and Managing your thoughts
Rest is a must when you have fibromyalgia or lupus. We must learn to down our activities in order to help the body to recover. During these times it is easy to get depressed as one reacts to their pain and inability. Mitigating the circumstances by being prepared and Managing ones thoughts can help in your wellbeing.
February 16, 2020
Happy New Year
My Christmas was a mess and thought I'd share the hilarity of being a single person who suffers from an autoimmune disease and anxiety. A flare during the season is messy
January 17, 2020
"What good can come out of this" - Hope
December 26, 2019
Grace for the day
Grace for the day is a prayer for empowerment to deal with the day's needs. Living with an autoimmune illness and fibromyalgia means the mornings are horrendous trying to fight the pain and stiffness and popping pain pills. Feelings of being overwhelmed or inadequate can be frustrating. I learnt to wake up in gratitude and to pray for Grace for just that day. With a world that changes literally overnight, you have to take a stand on how much you allow in because as you know your nervous system will let you know.
December 20, 2019
Gratitude in pain
One of the hardest things to do when in pain is to be grateful. Physical and emotional pain can take over your life causing it to lose sight of the things God has added to our lives. Sometimes a short prayer and meditation can alleviate the noise in our minds. When we are grateful we remove our attention from self to see what others do not have. Peace surrounds our pain moment from moment. Be blessed
December 17, 2019
You have received a diagnosis
After years of fighting with doctors you finally receive a diagnosis. Your first reaction is relief. Then comes the shock of how an autoimmune illness will affect your life. This meditation is the first of helping you handover the journey.
November 24, 2019
A morning gratitude meditation
Many times fibromyalgia sufferers wake up in pain. The body is stiff and it is easy to wake up grumbling and unhappy not sure how to handle the day. A gratitude prayer to our Creator who is spirit combined with breathing exercises can open your body to the healing power of oxygen supporting our broken bodies. This is a new journey for me, will you come along with me.
November 18, 2019
Social Media groups Advice
As a person who engages in several groups, I think it's pertinent to send a strong reminder not to take advice from a non medical person on your ailment. As services for autoimmune illnesses are strained in the NHS we have joined groups to understand this new world we are in. You cannot advice a person who has lupus to take garlic for a blood pressure problem. It would be counter-active as garlic boosts the immune system which one medically suppressing! People don't know your physiology
November 14, 2019
He's Got You!
A chat on my gratitude for 7 years God had my back. A challenge to you as I reflect not to give up hope. He's Got You
October 29, 2019
Your disability doesn't define you
Time and seasons come and go; life changes. We are ill prepared for the challenges we have with autoimmune illnesses particular to fibromyalgia due to trauma. Our bodies become the voices of the wounds we have not dealt with. As we deal with them, the wounds heal and we become more empathetic to the human condition. Joni Erickson challenged me this week do not let your disability define you. In 1967 after a shallow dive she became a quadriplegic. At the age of 70 this year, her organisation supports people worldwide with their disabilities. Redefine yourself with the disabilities we live with!
October 28, 2019
Getting rid of toxicity
When suffering with fibromyalgia it is necessary to have peace. This means you have to audit who is speaking life into you, understands you and most of all believes you. Emotional turbulence is not good for your system and you have to stop being a garbage truck. Everyone has drama and if you overload yourself with others garbage may tip over affecting your health. Do the audit and remove people from your life
September 30, 2019
What do you do when the bottom falls out again?
Living with depression and fibromyalgia means that the bottom will fall out again. Just as you are mid-stride a doctors report, chronic fatigue or a loss can throw all the work you have achieved. You now have tools; the decision you make will see carry you through, have a medical review and press the reset button and love yourself.
June 21, 2019
Catch up 😊 Emotional trauma
I have been away for a while due to health concerns. Just when you think you have got it together the bottom falls out. As you know fibromyalgia has different presentations over time and with childhood trauma lurking around the flashbacks can cripple you. Dealing with physical and emotional pain is debilitating. Let's talk, get some help. Don't give up as you are succeeding in different areas in your life, make sure you big up yourself for those achievements.
June 17, 2019
Moment of Truth 2 - Brokeness reflection
Brokenness is always seen as a bad thing, however getting to the aha moment is the journey. Acceptance doesn't happen over night. This allows you to see that life and growth is not linear. We rarely take into account our goodness. We get absorbed in the messages we receive from a point brokenness. Change your narrative to celebrate your goodness; or you will continuously react from the broken places.
April 29, 2019
Moment of Truth 1
A plea for us to mentor the younger woman. The rate of femicide is going up at a rate that is alarming. We have to step in and mentor and integrate the old ways and new world.
April 12, 2019
Fibro Fed up Woman
Do you get up fed up? Embrace your feelings of frustration or anger. Identify the cause and create a plan to deal with the irritant and give yourself a break! You are stronger than you think and vulnerability is not wrong
April 02, 2019
Say No to domestic violence Woman
Hidden among us are women suffering abuse. It is easy to tell people leave and question why they don't. The government is not going to save us women. Let us go to our communities and have these conversations; men and women. Let us stand in holding pattern together with our sisters as they heal. There should never be another story of a woman maimed or killed due to abuse. Lord I am tired.
March 25, 2019
What are you thankFULL for?
Gratitude is important in life. Are you giving it much thought? What are you full off on thanks or are you on autopilot?
March 11, 2019
Woman - who are your friends?
In a world where the continued message is get rid of toxic friends, I invite you to look into yourself. Be your friend. Discovering and forging true friendship is a journey many struggle with. Let us not alienate a true friend because they have something going on, but let's use the 3 C's to strengthen who is there for us for who we are.
March 03, 2019
Welcome to the Afro Brit Ramblings show. This podcast is for women who have gone through trauma from abuse experienced Infertility, living with Depression and Fibromyalgia. My intent is to discuss l topical issues with a cross cultural twist. Thank you for coming on board and if you ever want to co-host inbox me and I'll get back to you so we can arrange a time.
February 05, 2019
Womanhood and Bleeding Places
Many times as women, we go around bleeding from our wounded places. Have you ever taken the time to question your attitudes and limited beliefs about relationships. Whether single, married or in between let's get ourselves healthy in the way we approach relationships 😉
February 05, 2019
Rediscovering your femininity
Many times when we go through difficult times, we lose sight of ourselves. Our colours change, to blue, grey or black. As a woman that loss can shock you. Here is a tale of finding the sensual Nimo. The adventure has given me a lot of lost confidence. Enjoy and I hope it inspires you as you are fearfully and wonderfully made. 👠👠😊😊
January 27, 2019
It's important to set intentions for the New Year and the willingness to follow through. Small bite size goals should help you reach bigger goals. Enjoy my rambling
January 10, 2019
Happy New Year 2019
A year of Hope. Reflecting 2018
December 31, 2018
Merry Christmas Friends
A season of Hope
December 21, 2018
Tis the Season of nerves
Christmas will try anyone's nerves, but those with fibromyalgia know how the added stress can be detrimental. Plan, Pace and Prepare yourselves and stay safe. A flare should be avoided at all costs PS don't forget to order your meds. 😊
December 08, 2018
The seasons of Silence
Many times we go through periods of silence and don't know what to do with ourselves. There is a time to speak and a time to be silent. The winter months force us to take time out to reflect; while the autumn months shed what is not necessary. Embrace these seasons in your life.
November 30, 2018
Who is in the duvet with you?
As the seasons change in your life, one needs to shed things that don't serve you anymore. We hold on to people due to obligation, need that is unhealthy and sometimes we just want them in our lives. The weight and value of your relationship is based on time, communication and availability. In crisis you will learn who is for you and who is with you for what you have
November 23, 2018
Shame in Your story
Many times we have been afraid to share our stories because of judgement. I am there and as I cross the T's and I's of my book, I am afraid. Yet in the many pages, nights and hours put in, how do I overcome this feeling. Shame comes from the fear of another's opinion of your story. Unless the hunted tell the story, the hunter remains the victor.
November 16, 2018
Living with a mental illness or a physical illness like fibromyalgia will leave you feeling like you take 2 steps forward and 10 step backwards. When you are overwhelmed the decision to Be Still is not easy. Things to do, places to go have to take a back seat because your wellbeing matters. BE STILL ❤
November 14, 2018
Sweats and Coffee
October 20, 2018
Beautiful and Broken
September 21, 2018
Beautiful and Broken 3
September 06, 2018
Beautiful and Broken 2
August 19, 2018
Beautiful and Broken
August 11, 2018
This and That
July 25, 2018
Putting back the pieces
July 01, 2018
Importance of Self-Care
June 21, 2018
Experiencing a Flare
June 10, 2018
What happens after the diagnosis
June 04, 2018
Who you are in the storm!
May 31, 2018
Fibro and relationships
May 28, 2018
Relationships and invisible illnesses
May 28, 2018
FIBROMYALGIA and Stress
May 18, 2018
Stress in the Workplace
Have a biscuit
May 17, 2018
Stress and Mental Health
What is Stress?
May 15, 2018
May 13, 2018