Category Archives for "Emotions"

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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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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I’ve Been Struggling… But I Love It!

I’ve never told you about how Push Factor got started did I? Well, the following article is the long and short of it. But let me start by saying that nothing is scarier than change, and the uncertainty of moving to the next chapter of life. When I started Push Factor, with the genius assistance […]

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How Much Support Is Too Much? (Part 1)

I am really enjoying my growth process. I used to believe that asking for help or support is a sign of weakness. I thought I could handle it all, until the worst came, and I found myself at rock bottom emotionally. Life has taught me that I need support, but up until recently, I have […]

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