• Adulting,  Inspiration,  lifestyle,  Mental health

    Monday Motivation – Self Care

    Muse: @ciara CIARA recently released a new studio album – BEAUTY MARKS and this post is not about her, at least not directly, but, it is inspired by one of my favorite tracks on the album that she featured MACKLEMORE on, “I Love Myself”. You obviously can’t give what you don’t possess, you’ve got to give yourself some good loving. One of the hacks to adulting that I’m learning on daily is “Self Care“. I found out that emotional and physical well-being depends on how much you can balance between giving and receiving which sometimes, the receiving can also come from you. Paying closer attention to your body and your…

  • lifestyle,  Mental health

    Wednesday Wisdom; On Emotions

    “Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions”. – Elizabeth Gilbert According to Wikipedia, Emotion is a mental state associated with the nervous system brought on by chemical changes variously associated with thoughts, feelings, behavioural responses, and a degree of pleasure or displeasure. While Merriam Webster defines it as a conscious mental reaction (such as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body Emotions as seen in these definitions can have an important influence on physical health, hence it is crucial to deal effectively with…

  • Depression,  lifestyle,  Mental health

    Tuesday Thoughts: On Mindfulness

    “The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” – John Milton Another word that could replace mindfulness is awareness (in a self related way). When there is a direct, intuitive knowing of what you are doing while you are doing it. It is being conscious of what’s happening to both your mind and body, and familiar with the outside world as well. According to the numerous researches done on mindfulness, it has been proved to be essential and put to use by professionals in Counselling, Court rooms, Boardrooms, Schools, Prisons, Reform institutions, and hospitals across the world. It is…

  • Inspiration,  life lessons,  lifestyle

    From Heart to the Lips

    I am a big fan of “Words of Affirmation“, and I believe in the “Law of Attraction“ that you attract what you think and speak on, hence, I’ve put this to practice many times and seen it work. Even the scripture says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (paraphrased). Affirmations are positive statements that describe a desired situation, these statements are usually repeated many times to influence the subconscious mind to do positive action and it usually just keep your energy and confidence high throughout the day. But, affirmation is deeper than mere repetition of words. There is need for an indepth understanding of the underlying…

  • Depression,  Inspiration,  lifestyle

    Not A Facade

    I have a friend who believes Happiness is a Facade and not real, I totally understand from his perspective because life can sometimes hurl at us situations that will make us doubt everything and question our beliefs. But contrary to his opinion, I believe in the bliss of the emotion called Happiness and that it’s an important part of the essence of living, sometimes it has to be a choice especially on days of incessant and sudden pour of life’s heavy rains for long periods of time and for numerous reasons we can’t even explain. But today’s post ain’t about the rain or it’s causes, rather to share some tips…

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