How are you spending quarantine?

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=BYpgC-SYST6UrP55KCMKLg You know that moment in a movie, TV show or even anime when a character just flips out and tosses over a top, breaks a glass or vase or just or chops down a tree relentlessly until tears start flowing out? Have you ever seen a moment similar to that on TV? What about … Continue reading How are you spending quarantine?

Physical Inactivity = Chronic Disease

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=xfqOB2ziRbupfEoI08W7yg I want to get certified as a personal trainer so I can embody both physical and mental growth. The course I am currently taking is with NASM or National Academy of Sports Medicine. There are nine months left until the course expires. In truth I have had the course since January of this year, … Continue reading Physical Inactivity = Chronic Disease

Mindfulness continued

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=KZcH73f0Q523oZmQfGzoRg This information is from this site. In my last blog I talked about what mindfulness is, some benefits to practicing it, and two core features; Observing and Describing. In this blog post, I'm gong to continue on the same train, some more features of mindfulness starting with Participating fully. You might be asking yourself, … Continue reading Mindfulness continued

What is mindfulness?

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=9Y9VGdn5ROuXKDSK_kAcRg If you're anything like me then you've probably noticed that when you are doing familiar and repetitive tasks, walking your dog, showering, or even driving, that your mind is often miles away thinking about something else? You might be having a fantasy about writing a script, worrying about things you want to do but … Continue reading What is mindfulness?

Staying Grounded against Anxiety during COVID 19

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Gm3EncrSwYgc7fBZy1qfI?si=jZFa_PxkRNmPYQx64raX6g As the covid 19 virus continues to seemingly increase in both infected and death cases, isolation and quarantine became a government issued mandate. April 3rd draws near each day, for this on this day quarantine is supposed to be over. Seven more days of staying indoors, seven more days of social isolation. What about … Continue reading Staying Grounded against Anxiety during COVID 19

Every morning I doubt myself

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7yWonScFIZt61MJS0fTA0k?si=nmw2ZpHLRieTTnFgUHIloQ The times now are looking very grim. Every morning, I wake up and think to myself; Am I worth it? The second that thought gets any traction, my head turns into a speeding car - zero to sixty in four seconds. I blogged about my sister. Well, that is ongoing and still I do … Continue reading Every morning I doubt myself

Dear God, My sister is struggling, she does’t want help, and I don’t have the answers

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7yWonScFIZt61MJS0fTA0k?si=L8Pr2ONLQqOOKnsZmZW0ug Dear God, My sisters is suffering and I don't know what to do. I thought becoming a mental health advocate would give me all the answers If I just kept pressing on, but I don't. Being a person to have survived a suicide attempt, creating a blog, a podcast, and being vulnerable about my … Continue reading Dear God, My sister is struggling, she does’t want help, and I don’t have the answers

Thank you to everyone liking my posts and listening my podcast.

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=U8-IjWy7TEeMstT-MQLEIw Good morning, welcome to developing self; under this umbrella I have my podcast called Develop URself on spotify and apple podcast. My name is Ibra Mpiana and I'm very grateful you are taking the time out of your day to visit this page. A little about myself. I was born in Lusaka, Zambia and … Continue reading Thank you to everyone liking my posts and listening my podcast.

Interview with a youth case manager. Reversing Negative beliefs part 1

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2zkXtpyz5kSxlMoVrjbBps?si=k0MWQwFjRa-g9eouvjuNxg I am so happy and extremely grateful for all the support my podcast is receiving. I only want to help people develop their way of thinking, and become their best self. Initially my podcast was called developing self just like this blog, but I felt a re branding was necessary. I wanted something a … Continue reading Interview with a youth case manager. Reversing Negative beliefs part 1

I want to choose happiness in the face of adversity. I want to, but can I?

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=40o0phukRPe-KgtIrtLkNQ Dear God, I had a great day today, for the most part. Today was something unlike anything I've had in a long time. I'm starting to develop new routines, and generally staying positive at work. I have some great Ideas coming in my head, I hope I can work on them soon. There is … Continue reading I want to choose happiness in the face of adversity. I want to, but can I?

My depression is a form of expression

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=40o0phukRPe-KgtIrtLkNQ What do I say when there’s so much pity and hate inside? Dear God, My heart feels black, my mind forever blown. The spirit is willing, by my cognition is torn. Up, down, left, and right, please make sure I’m not thrown. I wanna be expressive all day and night. I’ve got my outlets … Continue reading My depression is a form of expression

Three ways to get off your ass!

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=40o0phukRPe-KgtIrtLkNQ Dear God, It is very important to have goals. I know that now, and I am very happy for it. If only it was that easy. Before I had goals, direction, or sense of a path; I felt pretty miserable. Every morning felt like a waste, and every night felt like tomorrow’s breath wasn’t … Continue reading Three ways to get off your ass!

Being Real with myself

Check out the Developing Self Podcast on Spotify and Developing Self on Apple Podcast. Do you love sunglasses but can't afford breaking and buying new ones? Then click the link below. Knockaround, the original, affordable sunglasses company. 20% off first order, Free shipping on orders over $50, Free returns. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6kbYLiBT7omUaC9B839tfC?si=Rlq6KePsT_axnxw7Sk_4OA Right off the bat I'm … Continue reading Being Real with myself

Blog everyday for a week

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=2_3Juxa5SceyhJ-ZyfqptQ I'm starring at my blank screen with a blank mind. The only drive pushing my fingers to type is "Ibra, you gotta write everyday, write everyday for a year and see where it gets you." Check out the Developing Self Podcast on Spotify and Developing Self on Apple Podcast. Do you love sunglasses but … Continue reading Blog everyday for a week

A Letter to GOD. Reflecting on 2019.

https://open.spotify.com/show/7csqwIaWTRhTnSwgb1d2Tk?si=2_3Juxa5SceyhJ-ZyfqptQ When I started this blog, I wanted to be brutally honest with myself. I kind of derailed from that but in the spirit of New Years and personal development, I'm bringing that back. With a new format of blogging which I like to call, LETTERS TO GOD. Self reflecting on the fails, accomplishments, and … Continue reading A Letter to GOD. Reflecting on 2019.

First Live call on the Developing self show, Episode now LIVE!!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6kbYLiBT7omUaC9B839tfC?si=okTku0TzS7eJSeEXTLuBrg I will be writing an in depth article about this writing very soon. It was very humbling getting to here this gentleman's story. As someone that has Bipolar Type 2, I feel like I can empathize to the best of my abilities on both sides on the issue. His family member has Type 1 … Continue reading First Live call on the Developing self show, Episode now LIVE!!

First every LIVE CALL on Developing Self Podcast, happening right now!

First every LIVE CALL on Developing Self Podcast, happening right now! We're discussing mental illness, Bipolar type 1 & Type 2. Support systems and so much more. Be on the look out for the newest episode to go live very soon. This is very exciting. DevelopingSelf.blog and podcast might actually be helping people already. Stay … Continue reading First every LIVE CALL on Developing Self Podcast, happening right now!

New Episode is LIVE! Share the HEALING!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/59xJ4qqP6Fur8CpmLljOQX?si=Ghmp-1KSRGmh681AOWUDRQ GET THE BOOK! Feeling Good: The new Mood Therapy by David D. Burnshttps://amzn.to/2S9PqJk Fire HD 8 Tablet (8" HD Display, 16 GB) https://amzn.to/2RYBQsq Let's be humble and speak some truth. I struggled recording this episode, it should have gone live yesterday to keep up with my 4 day upload buy alas, my depression got … Continue reading New Episode is LIVE! Share the HEALING!

Looking good equals feeling good! Skin Exfoliating!!

Exfoliation is removing old dead cells on the skin’s outermost surface. I think Exfoliation is used in all facials, during chemical peels or microdermabrasion. For the last couple of days I’ve been trying to examine my mental state and how it compares to my physical appearance. Not only the look, but how I feel about … Continue reading Looking good equals feeling good! Skin Exfoliating!!

Podcast! Developing An understanding about mental health.

Good morning 🌞🔥 lets try to #develop some #knowledge on #mentalhealth I wonder if our president suffers from #mentalillness hmm… might talk about that #ImpeachAndConvict next time 😂 Some people have never done a single shred of research about mental health/illness, but when you have a conversation with them. They feel inclined to give you … Continue reading Podcast! Developing An understanding about mental health.

Do you constantly refuse to try something new? PT 2

Lets be humble and speak some truth. Lets open up the dialogue. COME ON I wanna hear from you out there! Lets be each others Personal Development Coach! For the last three years I made every excuse possible to get out of public dancing. There was maybe once or twice that I did it, and … Continue reading Do you constantly refuse to try something new? PT 2

Do you constantly refuse to try something new? PT 1

Let’s be more specific, do you refuse to try something your spouse or significant other likes to do? Weather it be a hobby, an interest, or something they’re really passionate about. Maybe it doesn’t mean that much to you, but means the world to them. You probably have your excuses; “I’m too tired, I’m too … Continue reading Do you constantly refuse to try something new? PT 1

I’ve been spreading myself too thin. It’s time to stop!

Good morning to all if any of my readers. Clarity comes to you in the most unexpected ways. I love that about the human mind. I love how it can suppress certain things and allow little bits to flow through. God speaks to us in many ways and I feel strongly that he speaks through … Continue reading I’ve been spreading myself too thin. It’s time to stop!

I know it’s been a while But…ART!

So recently I started getting back in the grooves of digital sketching and I gotta say, it felt so good holding my Wacom pen again without psyching myself out with negative thoughts. Follow me on IG @ibby_mpiana Often times what ends up happening is I sit down and tell myself “okay we are drawing today, … Continue reading I know it’s been a while But…ART!

The Beauty in Deep Dark Indie Music – My first cover song

My first cover song. I'll be good by Jaymes Young I've been wanting to do this for a while now but I've been letting a lot of negative thoughts prevent me from doing so. So today I decided to wake up super early, like 3 AM and finally did it. I tried to have fun … Continue reading The Beauty in Deep Dark Indie Music – My first cover song