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Her story

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.

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Her truths

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.

mission

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.

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offerings

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:

  • Facilitated workshops

  • Event Collaborations

  • Speaking engagements

  • 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.

Publicity:

Story of an Entrepreneur: Reflection of Myself with Genesa Corp

https://genesacpa.com/bliss-your-heart-entrepreneur/

Self care with Bliss Your Heart by Angela McConnell

https://photographybyangelamcconnell.com/2018/08/16/self-care-with-bliss-your-heart/

How much wellness is too much wellness: Dora Kamau with Shift Podcast:

https://player.fm/series/shift-1757365/how-much-wellness-is-too-much-wellness-dora-kamau