Welcome to the Blogger Spotlight: 10 Questions with Alexis Ndinda Musyoki!
Our blogger of the month is Alexis Ndinda Musyoki!
Alexis Ndinda Musyoki is a counseling psychologist with a special interest in clinical psychology. She is the founder of Soul Connect Therapy and Psyche with Alexis blog. Soul Connect Therapy (a small practice) provides professional, affordable, and sustainable counseling services for the community.
Alexis’s mission is to empower a world in which all people have access to treatment that can help improve people’s mental and emotional health. With Psyche with Alexis, the objective was to get people to share their experiences and feelings towards mental health while also passing information on getting better mental health services.
She believes in empowering all people’s wellness journeys through access to reliable, unbiased, and mental health information plus challenging the myths, stereotypes, and stigmas that can surround mental health issues and treatment and prevent people from getting help
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Q. What is one productivity app, gadget, or tool you use consistently?
I have used many apps to try and improve my productivity but Harvest App did it for me. With it I’m able to monitor my expenses as well as time spent on individual tasks and projects. It similarly has a feature that lets me send invoices and polite reminders to clients who might have forgotten to pay on time, which means have I don’t have to download another app for invoice and payment.
Q. How do you practice self-care in your life?
Self-care is one of the most important things I try to do weekly or once a month. One way I practice it is by unplugging for a day by turning off any unnecessary apps on my phone and going out with friends and just dancing it out.
Q. What is one pet peeve of yours?
I don’t like these compliments come with a qualifier or some not-so-complimentary element of surprise. I don’t need to hear it if you think I look really nice for a change or if I am really interested in someone who is pretty. Those are just insults framed as compliments.
Q. What is one thing you love about yourself?
I love that I am ambitious and self-driven. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself so that I have something to strive towards. I’m not comfortable with settling, and I’m always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.
Q. What is one thing that makes you laugh hard?
I laugh at myself when I say something silly or forget something obvious. Life is easier when you don’t take yourself too seriously :) That is within reason of course!
Q. What is one thing about you most people don’t know?
I am a huge fan of Oprah’s OWN Network–specifically, Super Soul Sunday. For real, I could sit and watch Super Soul Sunday nonstop for weeks and not even be slightly bored. I seriously cannot get enough of it.
Q. What is one cause or initiative you believe in and support?
I believe in providing sustainable mental health care in Kenya. This means having the ability to provide high-value care now and in the future in the face of economic, environmental, and social constraints plus empowering people to manage mental health.
Q. What is one way you practice kindness to women in your life?
I once in a while surprise the women in my life with a fresh bouquet of flowers just to positively brighten their mood.
Q. What is one personal or professional development resource (book, podcast, course, video, song) you recommend?
My go-to personal development resource is a YouTube channel called Improvement Pill. He releases animated lessons designed to help improve your life in all sorts of different ways. These videos are consistently under 10 minutes, making them easy to squeeze into my busy schedule.
Q. What is one of your favorite mantras or quotes?
If opportunity doesn’t knock, then build a new door.
Q. Who is one woman in your network you’d like to see featured on the blog and blogger spotlight series?
I would like to nominate Yvette Ahono. She has a blog on small businesses which focuses on topics like delivery solutions for businesses as well as site builders one can create for their online business.
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