The development of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in People of Colour: A Case Study Lecture for SNMA, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

This week I was a Guest Lecturer for the medical students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in New Mexico, USA. In this lecture, I share on the visual presentation of Stevens-Johnson (SJS) in people of colour - using myself as a Case Study. In addition, I share my disheartening experience of systemic racism in health care due to the lack of representation of Black and Ethnic groups in medical education curricular. The session ended with a brilliant question, answer and comment session.

Black Health Matters

I have so much to say on this given my experience of systemic racism which almost ended in death — but for now; read and share my social media post 'threads', sign the petitions below — and fight for your health because the system isn’t...YET. GMC: Medical schools must include BAME representation in clinical teaching … Continue reading Black Health Matters

Psychology Meets Scripture on the topic of ‘worry’ #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Worry is a chain of thoughts and images, negatively laden and relatively uncontrollable; it represents an attempt to engage in mental problem-solving on an issue whose outcome is uncertain but contains the possibility of one or more negative outcomes to the point of debilitating the ‘worrier’ in a state of anxiety.Definition of Worry adapted from … Continue reading Psychology Meets Scripture on the topic of ‘worry’ #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Psychology of Forgiveness – Devotional

This devotional is where ‘psychology meets scripture’ on the topic of forgiveness. Oftentimes, we passively forgive an offender, with a simple ‘I forgive you’, however, the challenge comes when you are reminded of their offence every time you see them. Or when you find it hard to get rid of that negative memory. Sometimes these recurring memories and feelings make you question whether you have really forgiven them or not.

Why ‘When they see us’ won’t see me…

You watch the series/show/film, the traumatic event has ended, but your reaction to it has not. The intrusion of what we absorb via the media subconsciously invades our everyday lives, our identity, the way we see ourselves and the way we view others. It directs our decisions without knowing and becomes a veil over every experience from then onwards. 

Daddy Issues – Candid Conversation

This post is a debrief for those who watched or missed the 'instalive' with the one and only Rev Wonu, founder and leader of Eleuthera Ministry on the topic: Daddy Issues! You can watch the replay via YouTube (videos are embedded at the end of this post). Daddy issues; issues that stem from the physical … Continue reading Daddy Issues – Candid Conversation

Mature Friendships

In a generation where face to face communication is almost second place to social media, Whatsapp, iMessage etc. I must stress the next sentence. Mature friendships are void of assumptions and full of intentional communication. 'Assumed telepathy is the silent killer of friendship! No one really knows what another person is thinking'. Ask don't assume. Let any person with the ability to talk — ASK. Let anyone with the ability to talk — TELL! Don't assume that your friends know what you are going through if you haven't told them. Don't assume that you know what your friend is going through if you haven't asked.

Psychology of Forgiveness

While it is very easy to ‘passively’ forgive an offender, with a simple ‘I forgive you’, the challenge comes when you are reminded of their offence every time you see them. Or when you find it hard to get rid of that negative memory. Sometimes these recurring memories and feelings, make you question whether you have really forgiven them or not. So what do we do when we have forgiven but we still remember?