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The Samburu Chronicles

The Samburu Chronicles

By Ellein Nasieku
I'm Nasieku and this is my journey into figuring out life.
I am goofy most times, but I can also be serious. On this podcast I share my journey with mental health and learning to take life one day at a time.

This is a direct reflection of my diary, well some parts of it. I hope you really enjoy!
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Ep 1. Letters to my future husband
We might meet soon or never, but I am allowed to dream and be a hopeless romantic because you deserve it.
June 29, 2022
Show up in everything
Show up and show out in every little thing regardless of what and how it looks or feels. The happy, low, high and sad. Sometimes even in the gutter. One constant thing is God got you.
May 17, 2022
Let's catch up, it's been a while
Happy new month of May! I recorded a catch up session. I have been reconnecting with Allah, I moved, I got a house, I fell in love but.., I am building 2 new businesses.
May 05, 2022
In God's perfect timing
Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have. And because you belong to Christ Jesus, God’s peace will stand guard over all your thoughts and feelings. His peace can do this far better than our human minds. Philippians 4:6‭-‬7
February 22, 2022
Being vulnerable and grateful
My thoughts are always everywhere, he is a take on my journey with vulnerability and in constant pursuit to push myself deeper into my core until I discover the parts of myself that have been covered over the years. All while being present in gratitude to God for everything he continues blessing me with!
February 10, 2022
I am so blessed, let's pray and thank God!
I feel at peace, I am healthy, I get to work on all my gifts, do what I love, help people. I am so so blessed. Its all God in it. I am earth, earth is me. I am love, love is me. I am of God and God is me.
February 06, 2022
Things I did for "love", let's laugh!
This boy got me married and cooking my mother's food which was probably meant for my siblings, while I should have been reading my books. 🤣🤣🤣 I had a really good laugh recording this.
February 02, 2022
On job applications, salary and money
I will do more research and record a more informed,planned episode on this matter.
February 01, 2022
My fear of success
My greatest goal this year will be to try and get past my fear of success. I need to tap into my greatest talents and share it with the world. I need to exist in my authentic form.
January 30, 2022
struggling to associate with my body
I have been feeling like my body is foreign and unbeautiful, like I can't relate to it. I mean, its my body, what is wrong? Anyway, fun thing also, I feel like a young girl and I am loving it. #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #vlogging #podcasting
January 24, 2022
figuring it out | FATHERS | The Samburu Chronicles
SHOW LESSYour early adulthood around your twenties are usually a time where you are trying to figure things out on your own. If you suffered trauma in your childhood, this is the time where you are trying to numb the pain, can stay away from home and shift your focus on your uni days, new relations, new spaces, new internship and access to drugs that can easily be replaced as numbing agents are everywhere.    We figure it out with Saitu and Onyango on this episode.   #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #wellness #mentalhealthawareness
January 24, 2022
Notes on grief
The title of this episode is from a book and triggered by a post I saw on Instagram by good soul sister Headstrong Historian.
January 14, 2022
Gaining even more
I needed to download today's feelings. I have been feeling very spaced but I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and God has a plan. So, let's ride it out and step into God's purpose.
January 13, 2022
searching for identity | FATHERS | The Samburu Chronicles
During teenage stages of life is where a lot of us search for our identity. We listen to Nelson and Eric tell us how they navigated that amidst their relationship with each of their father.  Looking for approval and likeness to that constant figure that is supposed to mould you.
January 10, 2022
Conversations with God
Are you in alignment with God's purpose for you? I mention questions that you can ask God during your conversations with Him each day or during certain periods or stages of your life. I share questions from a sermon by Pastor Toure Roberts.
January 10, 2022
Let's try and create again!
I am trying to be more intentional about this space. Let's hope that I don't give more power to the voices in my head. Cheers to you wherever you are! Be kind to yourself.
January 09, 2022
teenage era | FATHERS | The Samburu Chronicles
How do you navigate through teenage life without a father?   The identity crisis hit both Saitu and Onyango and they share with us how they navigated it, from being popular in high school because of his brother's car to being beaten by a mob and thrown into the boot of a car by his father.   Journey with us and leave a comment down below, how did you navigate through your teenage days? what crazy thing did you do or what happened to you?
July 13, 2021
growing up | FATHERS | The Samburu Chronicles
We are excited to introduce a new series called FATHERS.   In this episode, we listen to Saitu and Onyango narrating their childhood and what they can remember of the experiences at home with their fathers. Saitu narrates his absentee father's story and Onyango narrates his present and turbulent relationship with his father.   Share with us your story in the comment section below.
May 05, 2021
4. HEALTHY PARENTING & SAFE SPACES | The Samburu Chronicles
As we sum up this series, Nyaruai speaks to us on intentional parenting and healthy parenting.  She tells us how she is cultivating parent-child communication through healthy conversations around bodily changes and agency over their bodies at different age stages. She tells us how she has invested in different books that educate her on how she can achieve this.   She encourages us to be the generation that eliminates sexual stigma and body trauma right from the house as we are our children's first educators.
April 05, 2021
3. RAPE | BODY TRAUMA | The Samburu Chronicles
By the basic fact that you are a human being, you have human rights.  Nelson and Onyango share their personal stories.  These past few days and generally the entire month of March have seen us expose what is yet a huge gap in the GBV space. We still cannot talk about rape without thinking that it is only a violent act, we cannot speak of rape without blaming the victim, we cannot speak of rape without focusing on the perpetrators and justice. Our understanding of rape is still very narrow and a lot of stigmas still surround it.    Rape can happen to anyone, female and male. No one is immune to trauma. We need to believe victims, we need to seek justice for them, we need to create safe spaces and honest social conversations that foster and bring healing.
April 05, 2021
2. SEX | BODY TRAUMA | The Samburu Chronicles
Does size matter?
April 05, 2021
1. CHILD BIRTH | BODY TRAUMA | The Samburu Chronicles
We introduce the topic of Body Trauma by looking at the whole environment of birth.  Women's bodies are conditioned to prevent birth through constant contraception, they are forced or willingly go through an abortion, and sometimes in the event of medical emergencies or medical complications, they go through miscarriages.    In episode 1 of our Body Trauma, we start by looking at slavery on the trauma black women went through including being pregnancy breeding to increase the slave count and being the first people who were test cases into gynecology. We speak on birth rape and Nyaruai shares her story on this. How has that birth trauma been passed down through generations?  Where do men fit into the equation? We simply cannot always crucify men by their lack of having a womb and telling them that they can never understand, truth is they can never experience childbirth but how can we involve them? Onyango Otieno speaks into his own personal experience.  Journey with us by sharing your stories and helping us bring more understanding into this.   Our work is to always share with you and contribute to the bigger picture of mental wellness and wellbeing.
April 05, 2021
Saitu Nelson due to the nature of his job and being an introvert has 2 therapists to help him manage his mental health on top of his own self-care steps.  Structure and order are extremely important for him and they come on top of his routine.  Physical health, nutrition, and a good 8hr sleep help him recharge because he gets 99% of his energy from himself.  WATERRRRRR  Reading a lot of books helps him with his mental health and growth.  Validity check and a mental sieve especially around what is shared on social media and the news. He believes that there is always a story behind the story.  Therapy sessions   Emotional health fueled by music and dancing naked. He also records himself talking about his week, insecurities, high and low moments and he watches himself and analyses himself.  Social routine, joining a group of outdoor activities.  He is very deliberate about his spiritual growth and life. He values a personal walk with God.    #mentalhealth​ #mentalhealthawareness​ #mentalhealthmatters​ #depression​ #anxiety​ #mentalillness​ #mentalhealthrecovery​ #mentalhealthsupport​ #mentalhealthwarrior​ #mentalhealthadvocate​ #recovery​ #mentalhealthday​ #bipolar​ #mentalhealthawarness​ #mentalhealthart​ #mentalhealthquotes​ #mentalhealthblogger​ #endthestigma​ #selfcare​ #selflove​ #health​ #mentalhealthmonday​ #mentalhealthstigma​ #mentalhealthweek​ #mentalillnessawareness​ #mentalhealthawarenessmonth​ #mentalhealthmonth​ #mentalwellness
April 05, 2021
Nyaruai Mureithi is a mother on top of her many jobs and she shares with us her self-care routine.  Adequate sleep is extremely important for her and not carrying her phone to bed is the first step to adequate sleep.  In the mornings, she loves just laying in the bed and setting intentions for her wellness and her children. She starts checking her phone at 10 am.  As a mother she does not shout at her children because she respects that she has 2 autonomous children that have the right to all their feelings, it is very important to have conversations with children on their level so that they understand and comprehend fully what is right or wrong.  She wears herself in her real form.  High levels of vaginal hygiene.  Investing in friendships and respecting each other's boundaries especially being very aware of their mental wellness and health.  Creating safe spaces overall for both herself and everyone around her.      #mentalhealth​ #mentalhealthawareness​ #mentalhealthmatters​ #depression​ #anxiety​ #mentalillness​ #mentalhealthrecovery​ #mentalhealthsupport​ #mentalhealthwarrior​ #mentalhealthadvocate​ #recovery​ #mentalhealthday​ #bipolar​ #mentalhealthawarness​ #mentalhealthart​ #mentalhealthquotes​ #mentalhealthblogger​ #endthestigma​ #selfcare​ #selflove​ #health​ #mentalhealthmonday​ #mentalhealthstigma​ #mentalhealthweek​ #mentalillnessawareness​ #mentalhealthawarenessmonth​ #mentalhealthmonth​ #mentalwellness
April 05, 2021
Listen to Onyango Otieno's self-care routine  He dances naked a lot, especially to loud Lingala music and soukous. He checks his nutrition because he is more conscious of how it directly affects his mind and body.   Digital well-being and health. His digital consumption is extremely important to him. He must filter what he reads and what is unhealthy. Who are you when you block everything else?  He journals about his life  Strong friendships and making time for each other. An extremely strong support system.   #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #depression #anxiety #mentalillness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthadvocate #recovery #mentalhealthday #bipolar #mentalhealthawarness #mentalhealthart #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthblogger #endthestigma #selfcare #selflove #health #mentalhealthmonday #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthweek #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealthmonth #mentalwellness
April 05, 2021
6. MEN & THEIR BODIES | BODY POLITICS | The Samburu Chronicles
More often than not, when we speak of melanin we never mention #melaninkings​. We are all about that shea butter and cocoa goodness for the melanin queen and not the melanin king yet in our African cultures men spent hours tending to their bodies to look beautiful. In the case of the Samburu people which is my culture, the morans spend hours twisting their hair and had hair shoulder-length, they adorn their bodies with beautiful beads, from their heads to their ankles and women go wild for this I tell you. And to add to it, the more beautiful a moran is the more attractive he would get, and he would be beautiful and still work hard.  The Samburu people marvel at their morans being manly and beautiful.   Today due to modernization and the influence of western culture, when a man is seen to take care of himself through grooming or even have ornaments on his body then he is looked at as feminine. We are slowly allowing our cultures to be watered down and replaced by other people's influences.  We need to create more spaces for our men to be beautifully handsome. They too are melanin kings and they deserve that glow.
April 05, 2021
I have always struggled to fit into social media simply because I am fat, I have acne, I am dark-skinned, etc. I was so insecure and I remember denying myself food when I was in my early twenties so that just in case I couldn't lighten my skin or clear my acne then I could check the skinny box at least. It was a difficult thing, and I also remember my sister picking that up, she wouldn't eat so that she could remain extremely skinny.     All these were effects of social media and what we were consuming.  We had it in our heads that to be accepted you must conform, and the more we tried the worse it became because we were not our real selves. We would be extremely miserable. Then I remember my mother encouraging me to go for my first photo shoot, which changed my life. I started embracing my real self with all my beauty, I started being unapologetic about my body and my skin and my acne.    It took many years to break off the social media construct that I had. I had to painfully work at creating a space for myself and many other girls like me.    When I decided to create this series, I knew that I wanted to pass the message that you are not your body or the outer physical. Your beauty and essence lie in your realness and rawness.    #mentalhealth​ #mentalhealthawareness​ #mentalhealthmatters​ #depression​ #anxiety​ #mentalillness​ #mentalhealthrecovery​ #mentalhealthsupport​ #mentalhealthwarrior​ #mentalhealthadvocate​ #recovery​ #mentalhealthday​ #bipolar​ #mentalhealthawarness​ #mentalhealthart​ #mentalhealthquotes​ #mentalhealthblogger​ #endthestigma​ #selfcare​ #selflove​ #health​ #mentalhealthmonday​ #mentalhealthstigma​ #mentalhealthweek​ #mentalillnessawareness​ #mentalhealthawarenessmonth​ #mentalhealthmonth​ #mentalwellness
April 05, 2021
4. THE AFRICAN HAIR | BODY POLITICS | The Samburu Chronicles
In part 4, Nyaruai Mureithi and I speak lightly on the need to straighten our African hair and accepting the state that it comes with. Embracing our natural selves while decolonizing microaggressions that we have been coded to believe about ourselves and what beauty is and should look like.
April 05, 2021
3. BODY CLASSISM | BODY POLITICS | The Samburu Chronicles
In part 3 of our ongoing body politics series, we speak on body classism and where the need to transform ourselves to fit a certain box so that we can either access power, wealth, or recognition.
April 05, 2021
2. BODY INSECURITY | BODY POLITICS | The Samburu Chronicles
Bodies change differently as children grow up through adolescence into adulthood. Male voices break in different ways and their muscular and physical structure changes rapidly or stagnate from body to body at various ages and the same happens to female bodies, breasts and hips develop at different times and in different densities.    How aware are we of the fact that our biology affects how we view our bodies?
April 05, 2021
We speak on where it all began from the colonial era and the industrial era. In the colonial and industrial era, men were taught that to be hunters they had to be emotionally stable and their bodies had to toughen up while the women were taught that their work is to gather fruits and tend to the homestead hence emotional vulnerability and your IQ is not needed in the industrial era.  
April 05, 2021
Part 3 - Situations Plus Size Girls Love or Hate
Enjoy this episode I was honored to be a part of by Thick Thighs Army! Cast: Georgina Mutevu, Malaika Matunda, Rahab Nunu, Ellein Nasieku, Ruby Nita #Plussize #Curvy #FatGirls
April 05, 2021
Part 2 : Situations plus women love or hate!
Enjoy this episode I was honored to be a part of by Thick Thighs Army! Cast: Georgina Mutevu, Malaika Matunda, Rahab Nunu, Ellein Nasieku, Ruby Nita #Plussize #Curvy #FatGirls
April 05, 2021
Thick Thighs Army Situations Plus Size Girls Love or Hate - Part 1
I was super honored to have been part of such amazing fun, authentic conversation with fellow strong women. Special thank you to @thickthighsarmy for such an amazing platform that continues to empower women!   #bodypositive​ #plussize​ #fashion​ #love​ #selflove​ #loveyourself​ #healthylifestyle​ #healthybodies​ #bodypositivity​ #plussizefashion​ #bodybuildingwomen​ #curvy​ #model​ #tbt​ #girlpower​ #body​ #plussizeblogger​ #selfcare​ #nevergiveup​ #style​ #loveyourbody​ #curves​ #motivation
April 04, 2021
Stigma & Covid 19 | The Samburu Chronicles | 20.7.2020/Ep23/2020
Do you tell people that you are COVID 19 positive? We are making it so difficult for us to be healthy, both physically and mentally. Stigma in itself makes people scared. Scared of being honest, because when you are honest, you are shunned. You are looked at as a disgrace. "I mean, how did you even contract COVID 19? How could you even? Haiya, umeskia nani ako? Uyo hawezi make... bla bla ... " Alarmist behaviour. People suddenly stop calling you, they distance you because of that "Guilty by association" mindset we have; if you had a family, your family is shunned too. And to make matters worse, even after you recover, you are still looked at as a disgrace. As a careless individual. It is such a foolish thing to think like that knowing very well it could be you or me. I mean even care givers with PPE's are still contracting this thing. We are all at risk. As if the loss of jobs, hunger, increased GBV happening around is not enough! We are now faced with an even deadlier stage that this pandemic is bringing. STIGMA. People have been scared, anxious and depressed. People are now angry and frustrated. The situation is not improving, it keeps taking lives and the worst fuel to this is, there is still no vaccine, there is still no form of direction. We are walking in darkness with open eyes but no light whatsoever to illuminate the path we are walking on. Stigma is the worst cause of mental illness & loneliness that exists. We are marking people who have COVID 19 or members of a household of a COVID 19 patient as a disgrace. We are openly refusing to call and check on families because if you were known to be associated with that family automatically you are labelled as COVID 19. To imagine that someone is already struggling with COVID 19 then on top of that adding the fact that your friends and or family are avoiding you. Lets be more kind and patient with one another. Remember this could happen to anyone. Lets exercise caution, alertness and also realize that you are at risk the moment you step out of your household. The moment you interact with mama mboga, or chapa stories with friends, or board a matatu, or an uber, or sign documents, or place your phone at the entry checkpoint of a mall / or a supermarket, that single moment, any moment could be your contact moment. The risks are so many. Let's just be careful. Wash your hands frequently, avoid touching surfaces and your face, wear your mask. Don't go out if its not a must. And above all, check up on your friends, genuinely!
July 20, 2020
God is still working | The Samburu Chronicles | 17.7.2020/Ep22/2020
You have everything you need, your purpose is already in your heart. Your mind and body has experienced what is of the world and it reconfigured to flight not fight. You need to align your heart and your mind on the same frequency. You have the power, you have the strength, just will it and get up and fight for your purpose. God has you.
July 17, 2020
I am scared | Daily Diary | 9.7.2020/Ep21/2020
I am scared and on this episode I express my fear. I have been really mentally clogged and I can feel my body is so tired. So very tired. I am trying to sleep at anytime really just to prevent myself from harming myself by harboring self destructive thoughts. There is so much uncertainty and a lot is going and the pandemic is not making being alive easy. You constantly worry for your health and your loved ones. People have lost their jobs, businesses closed, houses closed, hunger, huge debts accruing, relationships torn apart.  Just uncertainty. Making it worse is that for a lot of people, home is not safe. You are told to stay at home but it is in that home that physical & emotional abuse occurs, rape, gender based violence, teen pregnancy... just name them. Virus outside the home, violence inside the home. Where do you go? Our families,friends, colleagues and most people are battling so much in silence leading them to depression, anxiety, anger, suicide and many other mental health problems. People are struggling and suffering in silence. The internet is filled with news of pain, anguish and suffering; if you are keen enough you will notice the same on peoples faces. People are in pain.  Check up on at least 3 people. Listen. Be there. Just listen. The world needs us to create safe spaces for people to feel okay expressing their pain. We should not oppress victims for speaking their truth. In speaking and letting it out do you find relief. Lets be kind to ourselves, to each other. Let's be patient and help create comfort in whatever capacity you can.  Is it an encouraging post? Put it up on your socials Is it a message of comfort? Send it. Is it a phone call? Make it.  The world needs empathy now more than ever.  I care for you. I love you. Always remember that you are enough, you are everything and you deserve everything good under the sun. Love, Ellein Nasieku
July 09, 2020
To know yourself, to love yourself | Daily Diary | 8.7.2020/Ep20/2020
Today I was more re-active. My brain struggled to function so I was kind to it instead. I gave it a break.  This is our second livestream fam! Super proud.  In this episode I get to speak about relationships and relate it to my personal story. Finally linking the dots after my 2018 Dadasphere talk.  I speak about my relationship and why I decided that I needed to be alone. I share how I am happy that I am giving that 10yr old self a voice again. It is very important to know yourself, to love yourself. The love and attention we so seek from the world will never ever be enough until we fill the cup ourselves. With filling the cup, we allow space for it to pour out into the world.  How are you to give yourself to someone if you don't know who you are? That energy we put into everything else around us should be put into ourselves. Spending time to get to know who we are. Sitting in silence, listening to the spirit, listening to our thoughts, our concerns, our hopes and dreams, knowing our boundaries, fighting our demons, making peace with what we think the world owes us and realizing that we owe it ourselves to care for ourselves. Love yourself, clap for yourself, appreciate yourself.  Never forget that you have everything you need within yourself. You are enough, you are everything and you deserve everything good this life has to offer.  We need you, you matter. Love, Ellein Nasieku
July 08, 2020
Determination | Daily Diary | 7.7.2020/Ep19/2020
Determination in the place of loss can change your entire life. "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." - Reggie Leach
July 07, 2020
Abusive relationships| Daily Diary | 6.7.2020/Ep18/2020
A lot of people are stuck in abusive relationships without knowing where they will go and when they will get the strength and financial muscles to leave an abusive relationship. Questions cripple them from taking that step.  How will the society view me? My family? My friends?  How will I sustain myself? The kids? How will I even explain to the kids? Will he or she agree to separate? co-parent? Will there be more violence if I decide to leave? Will he/she agree even? And all these are valid questions and it is so difficult sometimes to cut all losses and take that leap. I don't blame anyone. We were never taught to fight for ourselves because that is selfish. We were never taught to be vulnerable because that is weakness. We were never taught that divorcing is not failure instead we were taught that if we get divorced or separated then it is shameful to the family.  We were never taught that speaking up is okay and could save millions of lives, instead we were taught that if you speak up you are seeking attention! We do not realize that the more we are in an abusive space the more damage it causes not only to ourselves but also everyone around us. I mean, the constructs of our society must be broken down. Vulnerability is strength. We must speak up.  Take time and know yourself. Cultivate self adoration, respect, love. Learn to say No. Learn to Speak up.  Remember listening opens you up to learning new things.  Take charge and even though you may fall, that's okay, get up, dust yourself up and keep on moving. I know it is easy to point the finger at everyone else but yourself however growth only comes from a place of vulnerability, acceptance and openness. We need to learn how to communicate and do it effectively. We need to teach our children the things that we were never taught. We need to intentionally raise children to be vulnerable and to have safe spaces. This survival mode must be done differently. To cry is okay. Take care of your mental health. You deserve to be happy. Love, Ellein Nasieku
July 06, 2020
How do people respond? | Daily Diary | 5.7.2020/Ep17/2020
Be very aware and attentive to how people respond. Who are your friends? Who can you call when you have hit rock bottom? Let's reminisce and share. Feel free to get in touch with me on Love, Ellein Nasieku #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness
July 05, 2020
Am I doing enough? | Daily Diary | 4.7.2020/Ep16/2020
My day today was really slow however I got a few lessons I wanted to share with you on the show.  I thought, am I doing enough? am I enough? why am I taking so long to see the fruits of my hard work? But then, you can't control how the world responds, what you can control is your persistence and consistence, continue doing what you love. Your time will come. Your business will work, you will get that job, that promotion, that opportunity. Abundance exists. Do you ever totally heal from trauma? A friend asked me today and I said I am not sure, what I know is with time, facing your fears and pain makes it easier to live a full life.  Listen to these and many more thoughts on today's episode. May God be with you and protect you.  Feel free to get in touch with me on Love, Ellein Nasieku #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness
July 04, 2020
Happy | Daily Diary | 3.7.2020/Ep15/2020
I had such a good day. I was present and aware of everything around me. I am happy! Sending you some of my radiance.
July 04, 2020
You cannot give from an empty cup | Daily Diary | 2.7.2020/Ep14/2020
You cannot give from an empty cup. Feel free to get in touch with me on Love, Ellein Nasieku #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness
July 02, 2020
Happy new month | Daily Diary | 1.7.2020/Ep13/2020
Happy new month! Here is to the volume 2 of 2020. Let's share more and love more.  Be kind to yourself! Feel free to get in touch with me on Love, Ellein Nasieku #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness
July 01, 2020
Welcome to my daily reflections | Daily Diary | 30.6.2020/Ep12/2020
End of day reflections. I am thankful. My heart is full. Feel free to get in touch with me on Love, Ellein Nasieku #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness
June 30, 2020
Friendship & Toxic Traits | The Samburu Chronicles / Ep11 / 2020
Are you a toxic friend? Do you have some of these toxic traits? Listen in as I chat with you guys about toxic traits with a key focus on friendships. It is important to realize what kind of a friend you are and whether you are healthy for your friends and vice versa. You are human and it is okay to have these toxic traits, just realize them and do better for both you and the people around you, have empathy and value growth. Strive to always foster a healthy & safe environment where all of you guys can grow and support each other with love and criticism equally. Let me know what you think and share your experiences with me.  Feel free to get in touch with me on Love, Ellein Nasieku #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness
June 29, 2020
Part 3 : Menstruation is listed as a VITAL SIGN | The Samburu Chronicles/Ep10/2020
A special thank you to my friend and fellow queen Grace Nyaruai Mureithi for working with me on this period series.   She reminds us of a fact that our periods are actually listed as a vital sign by the Association of OBGYNS!!!  This basically means that our period chart can be studied to determine whether there are any critical underlying issues with our health and we are here for it!   It is very vital for us to care for our bodies and embrace the changes that come each month. Giving ourselves the best nutrition and TLC.  We only have this one body, we better care for it as it is a temple and a part of creating life.   As always thank you very much for listening to my content and subscribing to my channel.  I appreciate you and remember that you are enough, you are everything and you deserve everything good under the sun!   I do not own any rights to the music used in this video therefore:  Music: Kiwi Musician: Jef   Love, Ellein Nasieku   #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness
May 25, 2020
Part 2: Menstruation and its effects on Mental Health | The Samburu Chronicles/Ep9/2020
If you have a mental illness, you are likely to experience premenstrual dysphoric disorder during the 2 week period towards day 1 of your period. It is a severe form of PMS due to the fact that you already have a mental illness.   It is important to seek medical help during this period in order to manage the situation properly, because sometimes it disrupts normalcy.   As always thank you very much for listening to my content and subscribing to my channel. I appreciate you and remember that you are enough, you are everything and you deserve everything good under the sun!   I do not own any rights to the music used in this video therefore:  Music: Kiwi Musician: Jef   Love, Ellein Nasieku   #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness   For business and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
May 23, 2020
Part 1: Let's talk about periods or menstruation and confidence | The Samburu Chronicles/Ep8/2020
Young girls miss school each month because they are ashamed of menstruating. They are ashamed of the journey towards womanhood! Young girls are depressed because they have been bullied in school when they stained their clothes! Young girls refuse to leave the house and leave a normal life for 7 days each month because of shame! Why are we afraid to normalize conversations around menstruation, when it is a girls right of passage into womanhood? Why are period conversations still such a "taboo" topic to tackle? After all, women go through this, wives, mothers, daughters, girlfriends... we go through this every month and for the average woman, it lasts up-to 7 days. And because we have failed to normalize this conversation, menstruation period as a new journey for a girl and an already menstruating woman has become such a tough time. We struggle to navigate and are lost in discovering how our bodies adapt and change each month. Our cycles can literally be affected by a change in environment, a change in diet, a broken relationship, excitement, a loss of job, high levels of stress, exercise... name it. Our hormones require balance each and every time and FUN FACT... for each woman, the journey is totally different. The best we can do is equip women with information and help them understand that it is normal, this is our right of passage into womanhood and it should be celebrated just as equally as a boys right of passage into manhood. I do not own any rights to the music used in this video therefore: Music: Kiwi Musician: Jef Love, Ellein Nasieku #MentalHealth #Wellness #MentalWellness #GrowthMindset #Recovery #MentalIllness
May 21, 2020
4 things that will help you manage your mental health | The Samburu Chronicles/Ep7/2020
It is possible to manage your mental illness with these simple skills practiced over a period of time. Take baby steps towards getting better and allow yourself some love and some care. You are not alone!   As always thank you very much for watching my content and subscribing to my podcast. I appreciate you and remember that you are enough, you are everything and you deserve everything good under the sun!   I do not own any rights to the music used in this video therefore:  Music: Kiwi Musician: Jef   Music: Action Musician: Buju Banton   Love, Ellein Nasieku  #MentalHealth, #Wellness, #MentalWellness, #GrowthMindset, #Recovery, #MentalIllness,    For business and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
May 13, 2020
REINVENT YOURSELF • Embrace Who You Are| The Samburu Chronicles | Ep6/2020
Nelson Saitu is a psychological counselor and he explains why it is important for us to embrace isolation and use it to actually put in a lot of work into who we are, into developing our WORK and not our JOB.   Find Nelson Saitu for counseling services on;  Facebook: Email:  Contact: 0736360981   As always thank you very much for listening in and subscribing to my podcast.  I appreciate you and remember that you are enough, you are everything and you deserve everything good under the sun!   Music: Kiwi  Musician: Jef   Love, Ellein Nasieku   #MentalHealth #Isolation #COVID19  For business and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
May 07, 2020
Understanding what is going on with your Mental Health + Isolation - Part 2 | The Samburu Chronicles | Ep5/2020
Nelson Saitu is a psychological counselor and in this part 2, he explains why it is important to go through the stages of grief and the beauty of loss.   Find Nelson Saitu for counselling services on;  Facebook: Email:  Contact: 0736360981   As always thank you very much for listening to my content and subscribing to my podcast. I appreciate you and remember that you are enough, you are everything and you deserve everything good under the sun!   Music: Kiwi Musician: Jef   Love, Ellein Nasieku   #MentalHealth #Isolation #COVID19  For business and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
May 03, 2020
Understanding what is going on with your Mental Health + Isolation - Part 1 | The Samburu Chronicles | Ep 4/2020
Nelson Saitu is a psychological counselor and he came to the show to explain to me why I am experiencing insomnia and the stages of grief especially during this period.    Find Nelson Saitu for counselling services on; Facebook: Email:  Contact: 0736360981   As always thank you very much for listening to my content and subscribing to my podcast. I appreciate you and remember that you are enough, you are everything and you deserve everything good under the sun!   Music: Kiwi Musician: Jef   Love, Ellein Nasieku  #MentalHealth #Isolation #COVID19  For business and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
May 03, 2020
I have 56 subscribers guys!! Super excited!!! Gratitude and my insomnia | The Samburu Chronicles | Ep 3/2020
I am super excited to the people who watch my content. Imagine 50 people!!!! FIFTYY!!! I thank God for each and everyone of you!    I have also been struggling with insomnia and I think it is just the waves of grief that I am going through. Excited and afraid for my therapy session soon.  I will share about that journey with you guys.  #MentalWellness #Gratitude #Laugh  Music: My Go Away Dream  Musician: Not The King. 👑  
May 03, 2020
On Mental Health around Covid-19 | The Samburu Chronicles | Ep 2/2020
We talk about working through and coping with the anxiety and fear around the Covid-19 pandemic and a few new habits to practice to help manage wellness during this period.    My heart goes out to all the frontliners fighting the pandemic, families who have lost loved ones and everyone struggling with the effects of the pandemic. We will get out on the other side, bruised definitely but we will get to the other side.
May 03, 2020
Welcome Back to The Samburu Chronicles Podcast | Ep 1/2020
It has been a long time coming but finally.....welcome to my podcast where I will be taking you into my personal experiences with mental health, wellness and confidence.    Journey with me and let's learn, grow and embrace life in the most authentic form!
May 03, 2020
Happy 2020!
Remember you owe yourself a good life.
January 28, 2020
Mental Health & Purpose
August 14, 2019
Mental Slump & Miss Kenya Plus World Experience
Part 1, I talk about my current mental slump and how I am working myself out of it through meditation and Part 2, I talk about my experience on Miss Kenya Plus World pageant and how it has made me into an even more confident person.
July 30, 2019
Stereotypes Rant : What box?
I had to get this out of my chest. People are out here being intimidated by confidence and positivity just because it triggers their insecurities. I am over it!
July 17, 2019
Reintroduction- Samburu Chronicles
We have changed our name guys and we are back! Bigger and Better.
July 16, 2019
Business Tips; Lessons from my journey
Tips from someone I look up to ; Do what you Love. Do it well. Find innovative ways to grow your audience.
May 14, 2019
Loyalty: Family,Friendship and Relationship
I hope you guys enjoy this episode as much as I did making it for you guys.
May 07, 2019
Ongoing: State of Mental Health
I read an article that made me wonder, how can we end the mental health stigma around us.
April 29, 2019
Back and Better ; Miss Kenya Plus World
I am happy to announce that I am a finalist on the Miss Kenya Plus World beauty pageant and I am so excited for that journey so so much! We need to focus so much on exercise, study and enhancing our organizational skills.
April 24, 2019
Move to lower sexual consent from 18+ yrs to 16+ yrs
This is a debate that we should all contribute to. I generally feel that yes their is the fact that our teenagers are actively having sexual engagements amongst themselves, however do I really feel like lowering the consent age is right based on the behaviour of our teenagers. Not really! I feel like it opens up doors to predators who know that there is a leeway!
March 26, 2019
Charity; Compassionate Hands for the Disabled Foundation
Guys, a little goes along way...let’s come together and help this home actualiza another step into helping the community.
March 24, 2019
The Second Take Initiative & Consistency
Be consistent and deliberate in everything that you do.
March 18, 2019
We are Here!
If you are struggling with mental illness; depression, anxiety, self harming(suicide, cutting) ,Panic attacks, Bipolar disorder, Eating disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorders, post traumatic disorder, WE ARE HERE for you; I know it’s tough however we are creating a safe space where we will assist you get back to your beautiful self. Your story is not yet over. WE ARE HERE!
March 14, 2019
Dating with mental illness
First of all kudos to everyone out there that is dating someone who suffers from mental health. You are the best! Its all about loving someone wholesomely and creating a safe environment where it is less pressurized and absolutely and purely with no expectations. Understanding that the other person requires love and support.
March 13, 2019
Updated view on rlsps
Monogamy, polygamy, cheating , loyalty,
March 07, 2019
Inspiration and some motivation
Learn to live a little!
March 03, 2019
So apparently this guys in campus have a crib they call the “slaughterhouse” or kichinjio in Swahili. They screw 6 girls per person!
March 02, 2019
Is money life?
Money is required to facilitate and fulfil economic and social needs. Life on the other hand is a collection of experiences that promote our general well being! Love and light to all of you.
February 28, 2019
Views on THE REPEAL 162
We need to respect each and every human being and how they choose to live their lives. I belief in equal rights for everyone. We are all humans and none is superior to the other. Why are you disturbed by someone else’s way of life to the extent of sentencing this person to 14yrs because they chose a different path from yours?
February 26, 2019
Bits of my view on relationships
February 20, 2019
Business tips: Love what you do
When you are into business realize the 1st yr towards the 2nd yr of your grind, you will be broke, hungry and dusty. It is the toughest year because every coin is plowed back into your business. It is the years spent laying your foundation and maintaining your client base!
February 17, 2019
Rocking the waves - Battling depression & anxiety
I have struggled to record this episode because this whole week, anxiety checked in and I started feeling depressed. We have gotten through the week guys... I am happy and proud of myself. I managed
February 15, 2019
Guest Ep: Nelson Saitu: Toxic Rlsps view from Psychological Counselor
We have Nelson Saitu on the show giving the psychological view on why people stay and are in toxic/abusive relationships. His revelations are very insightful!
February 14, 2019
Part 2: Toxic rlsps : View on Cashy & Khaligraph Jones with an audio from Achie
Cashy came out allegedly stating that Khaligraph Jones was an abusive partner and he used her money and constantly made advances for her to stop working and schooling. She allowed it to happen until a time it was no longer mentally healthy for her to stay there!
February 13, 2019
Through my story , I am witnessing a healing wave come to so many people and I am thankful for the impact and positivity through everyone’s life!
February 12, 2019
A take on toxic relationships
I review a bit on toxic relationships and why I think people stay even in an abuse environment. I will have more of this talk with a professional on the show so that we can further address the issue:
February 11, 2019
Part 2: Guest Ep: Achie and Hot topics
Achie and I with the tea!
February 05, 2019
Business tips...I say the word “you know” alooooot!!
Remember; Keep all your records ie receipts, P&L, balance sheet updated from the day you start the business • Always recheck the vision against the day to day of the business lest you get carried away • Save up for a rainy business day or Low season • Find a good financial institution or sacco for the nature of business that you are in, think in terms of overdrafts,business loans, asset financing etc •
January 31, 2019
Guest episode: Achie Otigo is on the podcast!
Listen to Achie Otigo and her view on relationships...
January 29, 2019
What is your WHY?
I had an amazing engagement with a phenomenal leader today and he made me realize my why, something I have always known all impact! What is your Why guys?
January 25, 2019
My view on relationships
I give my opinion on female-female and male-male relationships based on my personal experiences...
January 24, 2019
A huge thank you!
It warms my heart to know that I have listeners and followers who get impacted by my journey and whatever I post online. It makes me happy to just inspire and motivate at least 1 person out there and it reminds me that my page is not now mine alone, but it also serves my small community! I love you guys and thank you so much!
January 23, 2019
Keep at it, even when the answer is No!
Yep! Love and Light to you.
January 22, 2019
Positive Vyyyybesss
You can do it!
January 21, 2019
New day, New opportunities,New lessons.
Spread love and joy guys
January 18, 2019
My entrepreneurial journey
My random thoughts from my journey in this entrepreneurial world
January 17, 2019
It too shall pass
For today, whichever today is that you are listening to this; think positive thoughts, believe in yourself and others. Share hugs and spread LOVE.
January 16, 2019
Part 2: Play Kenyan Music
Helping the industry grow by virtue of playing Kenyan music alone won’t help, however incorporating mentorships and doing follow ups from the well versed artists and media houses will help elevate the industry to new heights. Being an artists does not only entail fame, it requires a lot of work, dedication, sacrifice and commitment to build a brand and a powerhouse and to be honest some of our artists are very oblivious to quality and longevity of their artistry and they just want 10mins of fame rendering the whole industry mediocre. Let’s push and demand quality and help this industry grow.
January 12, 2019
Part 1: Let’s play Kenyan music
Let’s support our local talents by actively pushing them to the foreground and appreciate them. It is very possible to do this.
January 11, 2019
Part 2: Surviving R.Kelly
Let us realize that we need to do more and we need to talk more about abuse and mental health. Let us keep the conversation going even beyond getting justice for this women. #mentalhealth #abuse
January 10, 2019
Mental health and surviving r.kelly!
People need to accept that mental health is a reality. How we are treated as children ultimately builds on our characters as we continue growing up. Society needs to bring so much awareness around mental health. I am glad the women on Surviving R.Kelly have come out and are talking about the abuse they faced and I am glad that people can actually talk about this stuff. As someone who has gone through mental health(something I will talk about in-depth later), I would ask people to not only be busy starting movements against R.Kelly but to also be busy sensitizing people about certain issues that we are too afraid to bring out. So many people continue suffering in silence because we have been taught to just push things under the mat and say, “oh well, it’s life” and so on and so forth... NO ITS NOT LIFE AND ALL THAT SHIT WE SAY TO MAKE OURSELVES FEEL OKAY! Let’s talk please, let’s talk and realize just talking may help other people gain the courage to actually go out and get help. #my2sense #buluketalks
January 08, 2019
It’s my birthday and I am back!
It’s about that time guys, let’s do 2019 with continuation from the pauses we took. I love you guys
January 07, 2019
Reality Check
Lessons from the Four Agreements
September 11, 2018
A review of Brads Fashion Show
July 14, 2018
A little inspiration
Don’t give up, it’s tough I know, very tough but you are where you at exactly the time you need to be there.
July 10, 2018
Stay Positive
A little encouragement to get you by...
July 08, 2018
Ep 3: A rant on Friendships
Ensure your friendships and your circle count... Stop carrying dead weight in the name of I have known him/her for years... that don’t count if someone isn’t supporting or calling you out truthfully on any of your moves.
April 01, 2018
Ep 2: Legacy
Are you comfortable with being just ordinary?
March 27, 2018
Ep 1: The start
My name is Ellein, the host of Buluke talks where we will have candid conversations about matters associated with our day to day lives aimed at starting engagements that will ultimately lead to solutions!
March 26, 2018