The Nexus podcast is a production of Mbagathi Study Centre, where we tackle the most interesting and challenging issues for students and young professionals, through the experiences of men and women of character, from whom we can learn the true meaning of happiness, success and fulfillment.
To find out more about Mbagathi Study Centre and the Nexus, you can visit our website at www.mbagathistudycentre.org
Episode 10: Dr. Lucy Muturi: Depression in men and Suicide
Dr. Lucy Muturi, a clinical psychologist helps us understand the problem of depression in general but specifically among men and high achievers. Most importantly, she helps us figure out what to do to help those suffering from depression.
Episode 9: Fr. Joe Babendreier: Alcoholism, dealing with the problem.
In this episode we discuss alcohol abuse, how one gets into it, how to overcome it and how to deal with relapses. Below is a link to the book he recommends: Pierced by a sword, by Bud Macfarlane. https://www.amazon.com/Pierced-Sword-Bud-MacFarlane-Jr/dp/0964631601
Episode 8: Crispin Kinini: Is the Hustle worth the hassle?
Mr. Crispin Kinini explains what it takes to start a successful side hustle. He started Sherehe Caterers while working as an MBA program administrator and now it has become his main job. He gives practical tips on how not to jeopardize your current employment, things to learn from your current job, and how to eventually make the switch so that your side hustle becomes your main hustle.
Episode 7: Dr. Beatrice Njeru: What NOT to say to a woman.
Prepare to listen to something that probably not even your mother has ever told you! In this episode Dr. Beatrice Njeru, a communications expert, helps us (men) figure out what NOT to say to a woman, and how to come across as both charming and respectful. She helps us spot the difference between paying complements and flirting, and other things that a man should or should not say to a woman. Valuable tips for anyone who takes the art of being a gentleman seriously.
Episode 6: Neil Pickering: Friendships in a busy world.
In this podcast, Neil Pickering talks about the qualities of true friendship and what goes into building meaningful relationships. With decades of experience in the matter, owing to his work as a director of a residence for University students and young professionals in London, Neil explains how friendships are formed, how to maintain them regardless of a busy work schedule and how to spot and avoid fake friendships. Neil now lives in Singapore and has a network of friends from all over the world. He is involved in many educational projects in Asia, Great Britain and Africa.
Episode 5: Dr. Eugene Breen: Work-stress and happiness.
Dr. Eugene Breen is a medical doctor and a specialist in psychiatry with over 20 years of experience. He tells us how to handle stress at work and gives practical advice on how to achieve optimum performance without burning out.