LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

The Pursuit of Happiness

Find your happy place. That mental oasis you escape to when life hands you lemons and shits all over you. The place you go to so you can camouflage that middle finger with a smile that gives toothpaste ad models a run for their money. I am still looking for my happy place. Or rather I am on the pursuit of happyness. PON (“point of note” for future reference), I am not the most optimistic of people. I see things as they are. Which is both a good thing and…

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FOOTBALL THOUGHTS 

Review: World Cup Group Draw #Russia2018

The much awaited World Cup group draw happened on Friday with all the 32 teams being drawn into 8 groups of four teams each. This year saw major players miss out on qualification with teams like Italy, USA, Chile and the Netherlands not taking part in the tournament next year. Having done an introduction to the World cup here, let us look at the groups. GROUP A Teams: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay The group saw the hosts, Russia, drawn first with the rest of the slots being filled…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

Little Victories #FightingDepression

One of the things I have come to realize in my struggle with mental health is that, at times, the reality your mind makes you believe you’re in might not really be the one you’re living in. Everything around you is shaped by your perception of it and, boy oh boy does, this make a big difference. As they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. For me, depression is a constant battle within myself. There are mornings when I wake up on top of the world. On…

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FOOTBALL THOUGHTS 

Introduction: Road to the World Cup #Russia2018

by Eric Ananda The last time the world gathered for the global football extravaganza, it was in the Amazon in 2014. The beautiful cities of Porto Alegre, Sao Paolo, Belo Horizonte and the jungle in Manaus all played a great part in the beautiful spectacle of football. The tournament in Brazil will be remembered for causing Kenyan’s sleepless nights as the games were played in ungodly hours. People were awake as late as 1am to catch the games. The hosts Brazil ended the tournament in fourth place but nothing can…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

Blame it on our education system

Like all rants, I haven’t thought out this post to a definite conclusion. There is an aching somewhere in my body, a need to just let this out of my system and hope that whoever reads this will get the message I am trying to pass across. They say education is everything that is left after the learning progress is over – or something of the sought. Thus when I see all that is happening around me I figure the biggest blame lies with our education system. Social media has…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

The Price of Sadness

Everyone experiences depression in their own individual ways. To some it feels like you’re stuck in a dark tunnel, searching for the light at the end but you find yourself falling deeper and deeper into the darkness. To others it feels like a dark cloud hovering above your head with periodic spells of sunshine. Those dark moments come with an overwhelming sense of loneliness and a sadness your soul can not comprehend. It feels like each day is a constant battle with your inner self. From the moment you wake up and start wondering why you…

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LIFESTYLE 

The Battle Within #WorldMentalHealthDay

Today we mark World Mental Health Day. In a world where mental health issues are becoming more prevalent, it’s unfortunate that most do not understand what mental health is and it is still difficult for some to get proper mental health care and support. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

5 Things That Make Me Happy #30DayChallenge

Day 5 -What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now “Happiness is a state of mind, a choice, a way of living; it is not something to be achieved, it is something to be experienced.” – Steve Maraboli 1. Music Music is a big part of my life. From looking for new artist to trying to play my favorite jams on the guitar. There isn’t a day that passes without me listening to music. At the moment, I’m listening to a lot of Damian and Stephen…

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