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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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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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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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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Dear 16 Year Old Me #30DayChallenge

Day 4 – List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could. At 16 years old, the world was my oyster. I still harbored dreams of doing a major course in campus and making it in life. A decade plus later, life has taught me a lot and there are a few things I wish I knew at 16. 1. Failure is not defeat Dear 16 year old me, you’ll succeed at some things and you will fail at others. Please not that failure is not…

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Mama’s Love #30DayChallenge

Day 3 – Describe your relationship with your parents This post was meant to be up last week but the past week has been rough on a brother. I thought writing this would be easy but the right words don’t seem to come to me. It shouldn’t be a struggle describing my relationship with the most important person in my life at the moment, should it? Anyone who knows me well, knows that my mother means everything to me. After my father passed away, she’s been the backbone of the…

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