Wandia's World

A Legacy of Leadership: A Heritage of Hope

A head, a heart and a helping hand… Growing up, this was all my mother urged me to be. This was her legacy to me, as it had been her mother’s to her. I was born on July 2nd at Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. I spent the formative…..

The Long Good Bye

Sure I’ve thought of him now and then – his smile, his kiss, his hypnotic gaze. I still have memories of how he said my name, his washboard tummy with ripples in only all the right places. I think of the comfortable comradeship, the killer chemistry, his voice, his words,…..

Voice Of A Broken Heart

Between my dates with Ben & Jerry and the Vanity Fair, I noticed that I’ve learnt a few things from life’s experiences. I’ve learnt that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and after a while even sunshine burns if you get too much.. Life’s too short to wake up…..

Natural Highs

Loved #45. What’s your favorite? 1. Falling in love. 2. Laughing so hard your face hurts. 3. A hot shower. 4. No lines at the supermarket. 5. A special glance. 6. Getting mail…from someone you know. 7. Taking a drive on a pretty road. 8. Hearing your favorite song on…..


This year I’m making Thanksgiving about giving thanks. I was very nervous when the stocks started to plummet. I watched in horror what I had diligently put away start to dwindle. Then I was inspired by some incredible stories of endurance, persistence and the prevailing force of human willpower. Through…..

Books Blog: Begin To See. Really See. Read.

Read to me riddles, read to me rhymes, Read to me stories of magical times Read to me tales of castles and kings Read to me stories of fabulous things Tell me of pirates, knights and counts Teach me of gory modern day touts. Tell me of travel, and life’s…..

Cost of war

I can’t pretend I know much about the War in Iraq, even though I’ve read Richard Clarke’s Against All Enemies, and Bob Woodward’s Plan of Attack Well, I had to read the latter for a class in college that I really can’t remember. I even read Michael Gordon’s CobraII –…..

Social Good: Let’s Work Together To Make A Difference!

MAJI MAZURI Maji Mazuri, which means “good water” in Swahili, strives to allievate poverty by empowering people to transform their own lives. Through building cross-continental awareness we hope to bring a voice to the world’s poor; people who suffer because they lack the simple resources they need to escape the…..

Frankly, Not For The Faint…

Last week I got into a confrontational conversation with one of my doctors. He’s one of my favorites. And even though I wanted to walk away, as I typically would, I couldn’t. “So you are a Christian,” he taunted. I smiled and I started to respond, but he kept going……

Pledge To Myself

This is my year to be the woman I’ve always wanted to be. This year I will put Wandia first. Starting 1/1//2008. I will focus on taking the steps to achieve my goals. This is my year to achieve 4 goals: My ideal body weight, my best health Success in…..