Category Archives for "Emotions"

you are not a victim at your job

6 Ways To Empower Yourself At Your Job!

A few weeks back, one Saturday evening, I was having a conversation with a close friend of mine. We were seated by a pool at a restaurant, discussing the ups and downs of life as we sipped on our drinks, and occasionally staring at the deep blue hue of the pool. As my thoughts drifted […]

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lessons from brazil vs germany

Humiliating Defeat: 10 Lessons To Learn From The Brazil VS Germany Match!

I have a ritual every morning during my early drive to my workplace: I listen to BBC World Service. Since I haven’t watched any World Cup match so far (what can I say, I’ve been busy) I’ve had to rely solely on updates from BBC to get me by. The morning before last, when I […]

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give yourself permission

10 Things You Ought To Give Yourself Permission To Be And Do

This fine, chilly morning, I woke up, walked up to the mirror, looked at my reflection and said, “Relax. You’re doing just fine.” I read somewhere that when most older people are asked, “what would you tell your younger self if you had the chance?” the most common answer is “You’re doing fine.” I had […]

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2 Oculus and The Mind

What This Horror Movie Reveals About The Mind

For the record, I cannot deal with horrors. I do not like watching them because they are incredibly manipulative –but then again, so is marketing. Nothing is more invasive to the mind than a horror flick! Fun fact: I am the 8 year old girl who spent hours locked away in my cousin’s room while the […]

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6 how to deal with negative thinking

What Do Lights, Cockroaches and Negative Thinking Have In Common?

Back in 2005, I had just come back home from university in Pretoria, South Africa. I hadn’t spent more than 5 months in my home, Kenya , for the 10 year period that I had been in South Africa, so needless to say, I went through major culture shock on my return. Coming back, I […]

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2 how to improve a bad mood

New Video: How To Improve a Bad Mood, And A Bad Day!

We all have those days. You wake up on a Monday morning and you feel like: “I have a bad feeling about this day!” “I forgot about this morning’s meeting!” “I drank too much last night!” What’s the first thing you do when you open your eyes? Well, as you come back to your conscious […]

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2 taking risks

New Podcast: Life Is A Series Of Jumps

I’ve been feeling like I have come to the edge of a cliff, and I have been refusing to jump for a while now. I look back a lot. Sometimes I just sit and stare at the edge. I know that walking back is futile, like trying to bring back “the old days” when things […]

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1 Keep going

21st Podcast: Keep Going!

This is my 21st podcast from the Sunday Sentiments series! I just had to say that because it means the world to me to remain consistent. The best time to not bother anymore is when you simply don’t care. You can throw away a whole day because you decided that you just didn’t feel like […]

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3 overcoming childhood problems

When I Was 11, I Decided I Was stupid

It’s so easy for a child to trick her/himself into believing something and holding on to it for dear life. This is exactly what I did. I decided that I was stupid. I made this decision based on how badly I was doing in my 5th year of primary/elementary school. Everything was lovely when I […]

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9 facts about happiness

9 Interesting Facts I Have Learnt About Happiness

  Heaven–as you call it–is nowhere. Let’s just put some space between the w and the h in that word and you’ll that heaven is now…here. Sometimes I feel like I was cheated… actually, like we have all been cheated. I look around me and I see very few examples of what happiness truly is. […]

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