LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

My Fears #30DayChallenge

DAY TWO – Decribe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears Kakorrhaphiophobia (mild) Having grown up in an African household, my first fear has to be failure. Though with age I have come to accept failure as part of the learning process but the scars from my childhood are still quite visible. Back in the day, second best was not acceptable. Not just with my parents but my teachers as well. 98% in Mathematics got you a beating. Sometimes more beatings than the person who was…

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20 Random Facts About Me #30DayChallenge

Let’s get straight to it then. 1. I am a few inches short of 6 feet. Why God?! 2. After 14 years of wearing glasses, I recently had laser surgery to correct my short-sightedness meaning I can finally dance without the fear of breaking my glasses. 3. Arsenal till I die. 4. I finally bought a guitar. Youtube has been of great help in learning the basic chords. 5. Football and rugby are my sports of choice. To watch or play. 6. I sing. In the shower mostly. 7. I…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

7 things that should be okay in your 20s

I used to think I’d have everything sorted out by now. You know how that goes; dream job, fancy car, awesome partner and life to be jealous of. Whoever said people in their 20s are grown ups must have tricked us a good one. And it’s not just me. Being in your 20s has never been more difficult to navigate. The world has become smaller and the pressures of society have grown exponentially. These days you head to college immediately after high school, meaning you get to graduate in your…

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LIFESTYLE 

Let’s talk about the D #MentalHealth

One thing that gets me riled up is when people don’t take the time to understand the difference, no matter how subtle, between stress and depression.  To most, those two are one and the same but this can’t be any further from the truth and once we’ve learnt to internalize the two then we will have taken a great step in understanding mental health. Statistics show that depression has been on the rise going with the demands of modern day society. It’s becoming more and more prevalent among teens and…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

The Color Purple #LupusAwareness #PutOnPurple

I’ve never given much thought to the colors of my clothes till today. My friends have been running a lupus awareness campaign online (#SheBlossoms) and it so happens that guys were to wear the color purple for a walk at the Nairobi Safari Walk or wherever you are if you’re not able to make it. I am part of the latter. Finding the color purple in my wardrobe has proved mission impossible but I figure I could do just as much by educating you, my reader, especially those of you who’ve never heard…

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10 commandments when playing FIFA

A friend shared a video of some kid over reacting cause he lost a FIFA match to a late minute goal. It was hilarious but reminded me of a few people I know who do not understand the basic ettquettes for playing the game. So here are my 10 commandments. 1. Thou shall not catch feelings Do not throw a tantrum, do not start insulting your opponent etc. In short, thou shall not catch feelings. Every dog has its day and everyone has the days they are on form and…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

20 things I need to do more often

Sometimes we get caught up in life and forget the basics. It is especially true in my case as I spend every day worrying where my next pay cheque will come from or how my family is fairing. The trials and tribulations of a young freelancer. Anyway, I thought I’d make a list to remind me of the things that make life worth living rather than just surviving.(In no particular order). 1. Reading There’s a difference between reading because you have to and reading because you want to. Read because…

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LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS 

Open Letter to Kenya’s Political Class

Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen, I won’t beat about the bush about this. Get your heads out of your a**es and see what is happening to our beloved country. We, the citizens of this great land, are living in slavery – our master is the fear that like a volcano our country will erupt into violence and we have nowhere to hide. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” (NLV) The war of words between both ends of the…

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