Dora Kamau (@dora_kamau) is a mental health visionary, self-care advocate and the founder of Bliss Your Heart, an online and in-person platform that promotes self-care and mental health. Through Bliss Your Heart, Dora curates meaningful connections and experiences, by unpacking areas of sensitivity through up-lifting and raw conversations in her monthly workshops and events.
After a near death experience at birth and overcoming a series of unfortunate events in her teenage years, Dora transmuted her shortcomings as a catalyst for growth into the multifaceted woman she is today. Her curiosity and appreciation for life have gained her a toolbox full of knowledge, and years' worth of advice which she uses to support and help other women on their journeys of self-discovery. Her work with Bliss Your Heart has allowed her to work in partnership with brands such as Lululemon, Saje Natural Wellness, Bumble and Blume.
Aside from being a student of life, Dora also holds a BA in Psychology, with a specialization in adolescent psychology and is currently working to complete her BSc. in Psychiatric Nursing.
Now…let’s get to the real story, the one that has reacquainted me with my purpose and has set me out on my soul’s mission…
At birth, not even a day old, I was born with an ovarian cyst the size of my entire abdomen. I was unable to breastfeed, and fasted for the first 2 days of my life. During those 2 days, I under went surgery to have the cyst removed. In this process, my heart stopped 3 times due to a high amount of morphine in my body and the excruciating pain my new born body was subjected to.
Clearly I survived, but the ovarian cyst in my feeble body…I would learn later, was a manifestation of my mom’s lack of self-care during her pregnancy. As the saying goes, “you are your mother’s child”, I would enter my teens years, following in her footsteps and embodying everything she prayed so hard for me not to become.
I experimented with drinking & hard drugs.
I entertained friendships made from misery & trauma bonding.
I was in a 2 year mentally, emotionally and physically abusive relationship, which almost ended my life.
…and thats when I knew that something had to change. I had escaped death twice and the universe was trying to tell me that I’m here to live for a reason and a purpose. At the time, I didn’t know what it was exactly, but it would later reveal itself to me.
My soul’s mission, my purpose is to guide all self-identifying women to wellness & wholeness. Be it through my presence — in person and online, my words or my actions by using the processes of self-discovery, self-recovery and self-preservation. By transmuting my pain into my god-given power, I create and hold space for women to reclaim their divinity by shifting their gaze and offering a new perspective.
Equipped with a toolbox full of knowledge & wisdom, a story meant to empower and advice shaped from my experiences, this is what I currently offer:
1 on 1 coaching sessions (coming soon)
A monthly newsletter —- sign up here.
What i love speaking about:
Self-care, self-love, mental health, body-image and body positivity, plant medicine, herbal healing, alternative medicine, friendships & relationships.
Story of an Entrepreneur: Reflection of Myself with Genesa Corp
Self care with Bliss Your Heart by Angela McConnell
How much wellness is too much wellness: Dora Kamau with Shift Podcast: